Home Renovations that Pay Off

September 26, 2016 Home Maintenance,Renovations,Selling

There are a variety of renovations you can do to increase the value of your home without having to spend a lot of money. Many of these can even be done on your own over the weekend.

Painting is the number one choice when it comes to cost effective upgrades. It can easily be done over the weekend without having to hire expensive contractors. You can even breathe new life into tired old kitchen cabinets. These changes will dramatically change the atmosphere for rooms that are in need of a more current look.

Landscaping is another valuable option for dramatically increasing the aesthetics of your home. When adding a garden or stone path to an entrance it will make your home much more inviting. With a little patience and hard work you can even skip the costly contractor.

Next, let’s look at fixtures. Doorknobs and cupboard handles are so easy that they often get overlooked, but it is definitely one of the easiest ways to refresh the overall feel in the home. And you don’t have to stop there! Swapping out old, outdated light fixtures adds instant appeal and value, and it isn’t hard to do. If you’re a novice do-it-yourselfer, don’t be intimidated by working around electricity. There are many resources that show a step-by-step approach that can be done by even the most inexperienced homeowner.
Does your home feel a little chilly in the winter? Adding attic insulation is an easy and relatively inexpensive project that will save you a lot of money in the long run. Simply caulking around doors and windows can also be quite effective.

There are many other renovations that have good payback potential, such as replacing doors, windows, or flooring, installing a fireplace or finishing the basement.

Whatever project you’re considering, if you want to recoup the highest percentage of the cost, remember that the work has to be done properly and the results have to be tasteful. With this in mind, before you dive head first with a hammer in one hand and a screwdriver in the other, do your research and don’t hesitate to seek advice from a professional.

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