A house is the most significant purchase most people ever make. From time to time, it’s a good idea to invest in some remodeling to add to its appeal. Of course, before making any significant changes to your home, you’ll want to be sure you go through the proper channels — such as the association architectural committee and the city for the necessary permits.
Touch ups, renovations, and remodelings are great ways to give your house a facelift and also help increase the home’s value.
Paint is arguably the easiest and cheapest way to completely change the look of an old room into something new. It will immediately make walls look crisp and clean, and it’s a simple way to improve the ambiance of your home. Don’t forget to apply a primer coat first and to use two layers to achieve a rich, smooth, and even coverage.
Update Kitchen and Bathrooms
Kitchens and bathrooms have a habit of looking outdated, fast. However, there are a few simple things that can be done to bring their appearance up to date. Something as simple as retiling the floor, replacing faucets and cabinet hardware, or as something more complicated like completely remodeling the rooms from the ground up. Try to stick with styles that will stand the test of time as this will eliminate the need to redecorate again in five years.
Add a Home Office
Our work and home lives are merging increasingly as more and more people telecommute. Turning an empty or unused room in your house into a home office makes use of the space for work and is also a selling point for potential buyers. A good home office will have enough space to work comfortably. Built-in bookcases and desks can add that extra something that makes your home office productive workplace.
Bring much-needed light into a dreary room by adding new light fixtures. Experiment different types of installations to get the best results — for example, in the kitchen use pendant lights over the kitchen’s island and track lighting under the cabinet. If you’re not sure which lighting fixtures work best, consider consulting a residential lighting designer.
Finish Your Basement or Attic
Turn an unfinished basement or attic into extra living space, but keep in mind any unique characteristics of the areas when attempting to utilize them. For example, basements can flood, and attics don’t have the tallest of ceilings. Consult a professional to ensure all major components are done correctly.