Remodeling Tips

** Please note that for any remodeling of your home, you must submit remodeling plans and contact information of your contractor to the Resident Manager. **

10 Cheap Fixes to Boost The Value Of Your Home

  • The Kitchen Counts For a few hundred dollars, you can replace the kitchen faucet set, add new cabinet door handles, and/or update old lighting fixtures with brighter, more energy-efficient ones. On a slightly larger budget, you can give your cabinets a makeover by refacing them rather than buying an entirely new outfit.
  • Give Appliances a Facelift Update your kitchen appliances to match in color and brand, if possible. It adds to a cohesive look that will make a lasting impression to potential buyers. For some models of appliances you can save $ by calling the manufacturer and asking for a different colored panel, rather than replacing the entire appliance to match your other ones.
  • Buff up the bath Next to the kitchen, bathrooms are often the most important rooms to update. Even simple things like a new toilet seat and a pedastal sink are easy to install and make a big difference in the overall appearance of a bath. Replace old, discolored bathroom floors. If your tub and shower look dingy, consider regrouting the tile and replacing any chipped tiles. It may be more cost-efficient to do a complete coverup with a prefabricated tub and shower surround.
  • Step up your Storage If you have cramped storage areas, consider adding built in closet organizers or other built-in storage options.
  • Add a room in a week or less If you have a den that cannot be legally considered a bedroom because it lacks a closet, you may want to consider adding in a closet to make it an official room, which will add a ton of value to your home. It is usually possible to add a custom closet system and drywall it for less than $1,500.
  • Mind the mechanics Hire an electrician and plumber to make sure your wiring is fault-free and you have no water leakage.
  • Look underfoot Professionally clean your carpet or add area rugs to spruce up your room.
  • Let there be light If you have boring recessed lights in your dining and living rooms, consider replacing one of hte rooms lights with an eye-catching chandelier. Or if you have a ceiling fan, consider buying new fan blades to update the fixture's look.
  • Reframe your entry If you have a flimsy little knob on your main entry door, consider switching to a substantial looking handle and lock set. A nice, big piece of hardware on the front door signals to newcomers that this is a solid home.
  • Plant a tree Ok, if you don't have a yard to spruce up for curb appeal, bring some life into your home with some plants that can add color and drama to any room.
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