Home improvement is the most cost-effective way to get a new home in this economy. In a buyer’s market, it is too hard to find someone to buy your home at the price it is valued. Instead of dealing with the real estate hassle, why not improve the home you already have? This article has tips on how you can make your current home seem new.
Not every home improvement project has to be a major overhaul or a major expense; there are a number of quick and easy updates you can make at a reasonable cost to add value and appeal to your home. Start with paint. Paint your walls, your cabinets, your trim or your doors. You can even paint your stove or floor tiles with specialty paint designed for that purpose. Increase storage space by installing closet or pantry organizers. Replace boring kitchen cabinet knobs with ones that are unique and decorative. While you’re at it, do the same with your plain white wall plates. Enhance your new paint job with fresh, bright curtains and sheers. Rent a floor buffer, and buff and wax your hardwood floors. A little cash and a dash of creativity can result in some dramatic changes.
Before investing in new hardwood floors, check with a professional about looking at the current floors in your home. Sometimes you may have beautiful, natural hardwood hiding underneath layers of carpet or linoleum that is just waiting to be refinished. You will wind up with a nicer looking, higher quality floor for less money.
Paint should always be considered when starting home improvement to increase the value of your home. Not only does a fresh coat of paint make your home look nicer and fresh, it is also an extremely cheap way to add a great deal of value to your home. It also takes less time than other methods.
If you have a deck you should clean it deeply once a year and then after wards put sealer on it. Look at all of your options and decide what qualities you need in a outdoor deck sealant. You may need to personalize your purchase for the area you live in and the climate.
If you are looking to improve your house with new appliances, think of how much you are willing to spend as well as the length of time before you will have to replace them. Refrigerators last up to 20 years, microwaves up to 10 years, stoves up to 15 years and washers/dryers last about 13 years.
Consider the materials that you are going to use when building an addition or a separate structure on your property: Wood framed structures are going to cost you more to insure because of how flammable they are. Steel or cement framed structures will save you a good bit in home insurance premiums.
The ideas in this article will help you discover how you can transform your current home into the house of your dreams with simple renovations. Home improvement is easier and less daunting than you might think, and is cost efficient when you are able to do some of the renovations yourself.
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Don Fenton
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