Improve Your Home By Refinishing And Adding New Features

February 8, 2012

Even the smallest changes in a home can make a big impact. It is possible for a homeowner to make a few small changes in their home that will not only enhance the beauty, but also the value of the home.

However, not all home improvements will accomplish this. It is possible that a homeowner may spend money on a costly enhancement and it will have no affect on the resale value of the home. There are a few home improvement projects that have a good chance of adding to the resell value of the home. These would include, remodeling in the kitchen or bathroom, adding onto the home or doing something as simple as adding a new coat of paint on the walls. It is important to note that undertaking a home improvement project does not have to be a massive ordeal. Taking your time and making the most of your home’s space will allow you to reap the most benefit out of even the smallest of changes.

Brightening Up Your Kitchen Area by Remodeling

Although the kitchen sees a lot of family traffic, it is often the room that is overlooked when considering home improvements. Making a few small changes can help to increase the aesthetics of this room.

– Refinish or put a fresh coat of paint on the cabinetry.
– Refinish or paint the room’s wood flooring.
– Using towels, table clothes and curtains in bright colors will enhance the room.
– Removing a door from the cabinet will create an area of display for your favorite items.
– Installing a new sink and faucet will give the area a new look.
– Using a satin finish paint will beautify the room.
– Installing new lighting will brighten up your kitchen.

While you want to enhance the room for yourself, you should keep in mind how the changes might affect a future resale of the property. While the suggestions are simple ones, they will make a huge impact on the usability and enjoyment of the kitchen.

Remodeling Your Bathroom

The bathroom in a home is another busy area, although it is probably not on the top of the remodel list. Updating this room is a simpler task than one might think. The list below should help you get started thinking of ideas.

– Think about what your ideal bathroom would look like.
– Install a new sink and replace the grouting.
– Install a new bathtub and/or shower.
– If you have plumbing issues, call a professional.
– Brighten up the room with new lighting and window treatments.
– Give the bathroom a good scrubbing and replace your old towels and rugs.

Because some bathrooms are small, remodeling there may not be an easy task. However, there are a few tricks that can give you the perception that the room is a bit larger. Some easy ways to do this are, installing a shower instead of a bathtub, hanging  a well placed mirror or using a sink and toilet that are wall-hung.

Adding On To Your Home

When your family begins to outgrow your home’s space, you are not always financially able to move to a new home. It is times such as this that you might consider adding on to the home that you already own. Read on to learn the basics of adding space to your home;

– After making plans, get your permits.
– Make decisions about the foundation, start excavating and pouring concrete.
– Remember to add sealant  to waterproof your new windows.

It is important to know the basics of adding on to your home and once you understand what is involved in doing so, it is time to start making your plans. Whether it is a man-cave, play area or a baby’s nursery, now is the time to begin.

Thankfully, increasing the value of your home can be done without completely a major remodel project. Even something as simple as a new color of wall paint will enhance the indoor appearance of your home. You need not spend a lot of time and money in order to see huge changes in your living space. You can feel like you have a new home every so often just by making little home improvements yourself.

Emma Cub is an interior designer who writes for Liberty Bathrooms, on teh subject of home and bathroom renovation. Liberty Bathrooms are an online bathroom retailer who specialise in bathroom suites, bathroom furniture and freestanding baths.

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