Home Improvement Tips

Posted by Joe Scott on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 2:37pm.

One of the things homeowners always want to know are what improvements can they make to increase their homes value. This is a great question because there are a lot of improvements that can be done that add very little to the homes value. Some people are considering selling and others just want to make sure they are wisely spending their money when upgrading their home. This article will discuss things you can do to improve your home without breaking the bank. 

Energy Efficient Appliances 
If you have had the same appliances since the 90s you may want to consider upgrading. The upgrade will give your kitchen a new look and reduce your energy bill with appliances with the energy star rating. If you are considering selling buyers look at the appliances and often consider them to be more important than they really are. New appliances will help your kitchen look modern and help save money. That is a win win. 

Kitchen Renovation
Many call the kitchen the most important room in a home. Not only is it an area where we cook our food it is also where a lot of time is spent. The kitchen is one of the first places buyers want to look and the look of your kitchen sets the tone for your home. When you upgrade your kitchen you want to make sure that you don't go overboard on finishes. There is a middle ground you want to find between functionality and looks. If you are able to find that balance you will maximize the return from your project. For example consider painting cabinets instead of purchasing new ones. Also maybe adding new handles to to your cabinets can be a inexpensive facelift. 

Fresh Paint
The colors on your walls can have a big impact on the look and feel of your home. Fresh paint and new colors can do wonders for a home. There are usually popular colors that switch every 8 years or so. If you haven’t had your home painted in a while it may have an out of date feel to it. New colors will give your home a more modern feel and also allow you to change things up a bit if things have been the same for a long time. 

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