The 71st Annual HFCU Home Show is going on all weekend at the Downtown Events Plaza, and if you're thinking about ANY sort of home improvement projects like my wife and I are, you NEED to check it out! And if you think it has to cost an arm and a leg to add some equity into you're home, or just to make it a little more comfortable, don't worry, it doesn't!

One simple idea to add to the curb appeal of your home without breaking the bank it to add colored gravel to your outside flower beds or even your driveway! We recently added small stone gravel to our driveway and to the front of the house for only $100 and it dramatically improved the outside appearance or 'curb appeal'.

Another inexpensive idea that might add a little POP to you porch is if you have a wooden fence to apply a fresh coat of eye catching paint! Be sure to pick a color that reflects sunlight well, and if your posts and slats are close enough, you only have to paint the outside and that will save you a BUNCH of money and still have a new look on the outside.

For more inexpensive, equity adding ideas for your home, come check out the HFCU Home Show!