Upgrade your staircase by adding new iron spindles. They come in bronze, pewter and black. I myself had the white wood spindles with a light stained hand rail. I had black iron spindles installed and faux painted my hand rail to a dark walnut stain and it looks beautiful. In my clients homes I often remove the carpeting from the bottom step and add one wood tread and it gives a new look. Another thing you often see on the stairs is an oriental runner or flat cut loop carpet with a pattern.

I receive calls almost weekly around outdated cabinet color. I suggest adding a molding top and bottom and faux painting the cabinets to give a great new look. I do have a kitchen in my portfolio section that we kept the cabinets, faux painted them, added new countertops, tile backsplash and added a new island with additional storage and the right size for the kitchen. The clients were thrilled and we saved about $30,000 in the kitchen itself.

Replacing all your cabinet hardware throughout could cost less than $1,000.00 and make a big hit in updating your home. I also find by changing out the door hardware is something that by clients often can install themselves and cost less than $1,500.00 depending on the size of their home.

I am on vacation at Lake of the Ozarks. It is hot and I am off to the water. I will have more about inexpensive remodeling tips soon.