Every year brings changes, and this is the one where you should introduce changes to your home. From time to time, it’s good to make major improvements that will raise the value of your home and improve the quality of your life.
In need of ideas? Here are some home improvement projects you could do this year.
Update your kitchen
Introducing improvements in the kitchen will bring you a good return on investment – it could raise the price of your home by almost 6%.
The kitchen is the heart of anybody’s home, so it’s no wonder why it’s the first room to think about when planning updates.
Remodeling the whole kitchen could require around $20,000 but you can focus on small but effective improvements.
Kitchen cabinets are the obvious choice. They get shabby over time, so at least a fresh layer of paint could make the impression better. You can also sand the doors and drawer fronts to improve the looks and perhaps replace the knobs and handles.
Another frequently used room, where hygiene and pristine cleanness are very important. Again, no need to update the bathroom entirely – focus on specific fixtures and details.
Replacing the tiles revamps the entire bathroom in a day, as well as adding houseplants and accessories. Another easy way to introduce changes is to repaint the furniture that looks worn out and shabby.
Other improvements include caulking around the tub. It won’t cost you more than $10 but it will make the whole bathroom look almost brand new. Seals get easily cracked and discolored, while some also develop mildew. It’s necessary to scrap toff he old layer first and deep-clean the whole tub. The area must be completely dry before you start applying a new layer of caulk.
Improve the exterior
In warmer months, we usually spend more time in our backyards than inside our houses. So, why not make an effort about the curb appeal and the backyard more attractive for guests and family members?
You can make a major improvement by adding a deck by the side of your house. Making it out of wood will create a warm, welcoming feeling. Ensure you can spend the day outside no matter what the weather is by completing your work with pergola roof installation. There are different types, depending on the style you prefer and the coverage you want to achieve. The point is to achieve comfort and have enough space to entertain guests. A well-designed deck with a pergola roof ups the price of your home, for sure.
Another exterior aspect is landscaping – it is aesthetically pleasing, you have to admit. Even if you have no plans of growing a garden because you don’t have green thumbs, no reason why you couldn’t invest some time in upgrading in the curb appeal. A few flower beds, a nice pathway, and a neat lawn will suffice. In the backyard, you could plant small decorative trees and bushes – they don’t require much maintenance but create a stunning effect.
Install wood flooring
The flor inside your home wears and tears over time because it’s stepped on, scratched and bumped every single day. If you have children or pets, you know how annoying it is when spills occur, turning into stains very hard to remove. The smartest option is to finally opt for a hardwood floor. It may be a costly option but it’s a great investment – it’s long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing, and of high quality. Not to mention it’s simple to clean.
Replace windows, doors, and siding
This is a project that will add value to your home and increase the quality of your life, as well as improve the looks of both your interior and exterior. It isn’t nice to look at old doors with peeling paint and frames that have started rotting. Not to mention the fact that your heating and electricity bills are high because many old doors and windows have weak seals. Energy-efficient windows will help your budget and up the value of the property. This type of window also prevents UV rays from discoloring your sofa and carpets.
Major home improvements usually bring major positive changes to your life. Take a step back and decide what requires your attention in your home – introduce a positive change this year.