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10 Home Updates to Tackle in Springfield, Missouri for 2016

Posted: December 31, 2015 by Alex Fowler

If you and your Springfield, Missouri home are ready to be your best selves for the New Year, these easy DIY home updates are just what you need. If you are wanting to sell your home, these updates will help in getting your home ready to sell. These will even make your home look better for those Springfield open houses you may be looking forward to in the New Year. If you are not looking to sell, these are still great improvements to do!

Put up customized wall storage

Solve your chaotic bathroom countertops with a customizable DIY wall organizer. No matter whose clutter it may be, you can make the perfect organizer for whatever is driving you crazy on those countertops. This quick fix will help clear the clutter from now on.


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Add an under sink organizer

Make some order in that wasted under sink space, with a quick trip to your local Dollar Store. Get some plastic baskets and a set of mini drawers. This will create an organized and clean storage space that will help save the madness of digging out your cleaning supplies.

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Refresh your kitchen backsplash

If you are looking at selling a home in Springfield, MO, this is a more smaller, budget-friendly way to make a huge impact in your kitchen. Just replace the backsplash with new tiles, real or fake. It is easier to do than you might think and it will add a new feeling to your kitchen.

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Make your own elegant curtains for $5

Upgrade your windows by adding long curtains for just $5! The trick? These are actually bed sheets from Walmart, but they just look so good and no one will ever know!

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Give boring closet doors an easy update with paint

Make closet doors look elegant and fancy by using paint and painter's tape. Give the door fake trim and this will be a major update that is cheap!


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Create extra pantry space with a hidden cabinet

Double your storage in your full pantry space. Create a pull out hidden cabinet that has the perfect amount of space for all of your needs! It can then slide cleanly into place beside your refrigerator. (Building directions here)


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Upgrade your lighting for cheap

Prettier lighting can change the look and feel of your space, and it’s so easy to do. Here you can get creative if you don’t want to replace your fixture altogether, this farmhouse style ceiling fan and light fixture upgrade can make a huge difference. (This is how)

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If you have any questions or need advice about a home, you can visit our website at or call our office at 417-887-6664.

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