Ten home improvement projects that add value to your home



Home improvement refers to either changing the entire building structure or making certain distinct changes to the existing interiors of the house. You can make the changes to suit your needs as well as keeping in mind your budget. Home improvement is mainly undertaken either to meet your comfort needs, to mend the repairs, maintenance for selling the property or to create some additional space top your existing home.

Your goals may be different and depending on your primacies, you could undertake the desired home improvement.  Due care of your budget should be taken before starting any kind of home improvement as it could turn out to be a real costly affair. Listed below are ten home improvement projects that add value to your home.

Kitchen remodeling: kitchen is one of the most important parts of the house and you may plan to remodel your old existing kitchen to suit the modern needs or sometimes the existing kitchen may need some important repairs. Whatever the reason kitchen remodeling is a truly costly affair and requires ample planning before start of the actual work. Take care not to unnecessarily redesign any portion, which is in good condition and efficiently serving the purpose. This could help you save a few bucks on the bill.

Bathroom remodeling: sometimes you may find your existing bathroom very tiny and cramped. Remodeling the bathroom would enhance the look of your entire house, as in case you are planning to sell off your property the prospective buyers would first inspect the bathroom and kitchen quality. Hence, a wide airy bathroom would sure help you fetch a few extra bucks in the sale.

Bathroom addition: In case your two-bedroom house has only one bathroom, an added bathroom would sure serve a very useful purpose. This may of course at start look to deliver a Himalayan bill at the end but you sure are going to earn those extra bucks back while selling off the property.

Window/door replacement: when you have a few windows, which either does not close, or open properly you might as well replace them with customary new ones. A faulty creaking door too is best when replaced and surely considered as priorities in home improvement.

Finishing unfinished spaces: most of the houses built would have some unfinished space either in the attic or basement or by giving these places; uplift would only enhance the look of your home.

Additional rooms: When you are in need of extra space, you could at a cheaper cost remodel the existing area to fit in another room instead of looking for a new house. The basement or attic area could be converted into an extra bedroom, living room or study.

Addition/improvement or expansion of the deck: this kind of exterior home improvement would enhance the look of the entire house.

Energy efficiency: you could make some energy efficient changes to you home like installing solar heaters, change the insulation and wiring etc. this kind of home improvement would add to cost savings as well due to lesser use of electricity.

Remodeling your home office: when you have your work place at home, it would be ideal to remodel the existing electrical fittings to accommodate all kinds of gadgets and machines required for your work.

Painting: this is the most important part of home improvement and any other remodeling done would be left unfinished without that fresh coat of paint. Painting alone without any other additions or enhancements would give a significant brighter look to the entire structure.{picture 1 from here}.


Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on January 18th, 2012

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