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3 Ideas For Home Improvements (Stimulus Edition)

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Home improvement was probably not the first thing on your mind in 2021, but with the most recent stimulus check from the Federal Government, your plans may have changed.

As of March, singles and dependents were granted$1,400 as part of an ongoing Coronavirus stimulus package, with married couples receiving $2,800.

Still have stimulus money leftover from the spring? You can put this excess cash to good use when you upgrade the parts of your home that really matter.

Contrary to popular belief, home improvements do not need to be difficult, messy, or expensive. With some luck and a little elbow grease, you'll be able to update your home in ways that make it feel brand new.

Ready to get started? Here are three ways to spend your stimulus check on DIY home improvements that really matter.

1. Focus On The Little Things

What better way to exercise your DIY skills than to add new textures and colors to your home? Look for ways to create smaller improvements to the interior that allow you to put more character into certain rooms. This is an especially good idea for homeowners who have used up a larger portion of their stimulus checks, and are looking to get one last push from their money.

Consider updating:

  • Paint colors
  • Crown molding
  • Stair runners
  • Deck staining
  • New ceiling fans

2. Remove Older Appliances

Get the biggest bang for your stimulus buck by investing in new appliances. Not only are newer appliances easier for you to use, but they also make it easier to sell your home when the time comes. For just a few hundred dollars, you couldpurchase a new farmhouse sink, storage freezer, or extra fridge for the garage.

Look specifically for:

  • Freezers
  • Refrigerators
  • Dishwashers
  • Sinks
  • Faucets & water filters

3. Replacing The Front Door

If your entire stimulus check remains intact, consider upgrading your home with a new front door. From glass to wood to wrought iron designs, you can use your imagination to source the perfect door for your home. Plus, this household addition will net you a whopping 90.7% ROI return in the future.

When you're ready to add some improvements to your home using the rest of your stimulus check, visit Gabriel Building Supply for tools, tips, and more. Locally operated for almost 100 years, our team is proud to provide lumber and other quality building materials to homeowners all over Ponchatoula and Amite. Visit one of our locations to purchase the materials you need, or give us a quick call to inquire about our stock. No matter what you choose to spend your stimulus check on, we are here to help!

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