Got bored from your house? Want to do some renovations which will pay off at the end? Do not worry, we have the ideal list for you – suitable for both home flippers and spontaneous renovators. Here is how to make your home look a thousand times better than it does now:
A New Entry
Imagine when entering a home, you spot an old and rusty door, thorn out welcoming rug and dead flowers! No one likes experiencing such things, especially in their own home. Now imagine a neatly decorated and symmetrical entry filled with spring blossom and colors that instantly warm up the soul.
Upgrading your entry is a project with the highest ROI since it can be completed with minimum effort and budget. Simply repainting or replacing the door, installing window boxes or flower pots can immediately change the whole look. You can spice up things even more by adding chairs, tiles, authentic lightning or a canopy.
A New Room
When most of us hear the words: create a new room, we imagine breaking walls, digging up cables and lots of other costly things. Fortunately, new and completely functioning rooms can be made in the home’s storage spaces like attics and basements. You just need to clear up the place, improve lighting, add better ventilation and start decorating with amazing furniture and rugs.
While you are renovating these areas, it is best to consult with experts such as plumbers, electricians, roofers, and window contractors. Some homes require more effort and money to be put in, especially if the attic and basement haven’t been used for a long time. But after you finish it, you can either rent it out for additional income or fully enjoy the pleasures of creating a room on your own.
A Better View
The investments with the highest ROI are those who increase energy efficiency and curb appeal at the same time. And there isn’t a better project that accomplishes both than the classic windows and doors replacement. You may have some rooms, especially those facing North, with insufficient natural lightning. Other rooms may have problems with ventilation and breeze, resulting in high humidity, therefore, window condensation and mold.
To make the most out of your windows, you should carefully inspect them for signs of damage and deterioration or simply schedule a free check-up, offered by most window companies. Whatever you choose, know that the window’s type, frame material, glass, and style affect the amount of retained heat, ventilation, view obstruction, curb appeal and air breeze. You can also install completely new windows such as skylights, picture or arc to increase natural light, value and comfort.
A Day Outside
If you are on a tight budget at the moment, you can always start decorating outside. Fixing up the garden, repainting exterior walls and planting trees here and there has never done anyone harm. In fact, these upgrades also increase home value since today, buyers are focused on curb appeal more than on anything else. The same rule for front doors goes for gardens as well. You don’t want to see a messy garden or fruitless soil while entering a home. Instead, you want to look at wonderful trees, smell the roses and enjoy a cup of tea in a nicely furnished exterior.
If your budget allows, you can also renovate the deck with new hardwood flooring which has an ROI of 89%. Adding swinging chairs or outdoor shades can also intensify the positive feelings one can have while enjoying a warm summer day outside.
A Kitchen Luxury
The most heard advice coming from realtors is: “Renovate your kitchen!” And yes, it is a wise suggestion. However, this wise suggestion can turn into a renovation nightmare if not carefully planned before it starts. Kitchen upgrades are one of the costliest ones out there and sometimes they don’t even add home value. To make the most out of them, homebuyers decide to get expert opinions and insight on the renovations that really do pay off.
You don’t have to replace whole cabinets and floors, you just need to accessorize or paint them over. The lighter colors for the kitchen, the better natural light and appeal. You can even paint over the faucet or add colorful wallpapers above the sink. If affordable, replace the countertops and windows. People love skylight windows in kitchens as it gives a unique flare to a casual dining experience. Do not be afraid to experiment, but remember to always mind the budget and pay offs at the end.