Have you recently purchased a new house, or are you looking to remodel an existing property? Home improvements are a great way to improve property value and quality of life. In this article, we shall be taking a look at some of those practical upgrades you can make to protect your home and make things more efficient while also catering to your preferences and lifestyle. These upgrades are guaranteed to make your home stand out while also adding value to your everyday.
When it comes to changing the appearance and aesthetic scheme of your home, spray painting is always an option worth considering. A fresh coat of paint has the ability to breathe new life into any aged and tired-looking interior or exterior.
Also, since preferences and home design trends are constantly changing, spray painting can be a way for you to keep up with current trends and your changing preferences. An added benefit of spray painting is that it is very cost-effective, so you won’t need to break the bank in the process.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home, so your home improvement will not be complete without a kitchen remodel. The great thing about a kitchen remodel is that it can be done on a budget. Start small by replacing things like old light fixtures, faucets and cabinet hardware with modern, energy-efficient options.
You can also choose to have your kitchen cabinets spray painted rather than replacing them. Getting a good outcome from cabinet spray painting does, however, require a high level of skill and expertise, so be sure to hire the services of reliable painting companies. If your budget
allows for it, you can also invest in newer (energy-efficient) kitchen appliances.
Your bathroom is another very important room (second only to the kitchen) that needs your attention during home improvements. If you have a 3 or 4-bedroom home with only one bathroom, adding a second one (if you have the budget) is always a good idea. In addition to improving comfort, a new bathroom can be a good investment as you can recoup up to 70-130% of what you spent to add it.
If you are, however, on a tight budget, there is no need to go overboard; you can upgrade your existing bathroom by re-grouting the bathtub, brightening the room up with paint and updating the sink, toilet, tiles, lighting, mirrors and fixtures.
Reconfiguring your standard bathroom into a more accessible one is another route you can take. Do this by adding a walk-in shower, installing support bars, and lowering light switches. You can even make the doorways wider (for wheelchair accessibility).
Updated Garage Door
If you’re looking to really make a statement with your home’s exterior, giving your garage door an upgrade is one surefire way to do so. You may not even have to replace it. If your garage door is still fully functional, a new coat of paint might be all the upgrade it needs. You can also choose to accent your garage door with new lighting, hardware, and a pergola. For a garage space that also serves as a workshop, proper insulation and windows (for natural light) can be installed.
Siding and Window Upgrades
When you have old or damaged siding and windows, the kerb appeal of your home gets negatively impacted, so, siding and window upgrades should be included in your home improvement. If you have uPVC windows, have them thoroughly cleaned and resprayed.
Addition of a Deck or Patio
If you have an outdoor space, now might be the time to really enhance and enjoy it. Consider adding a new deck (small or big) to create a flexible space where you can entertain guests, relax and even work. With some outdoor furniture and ambient lighting, your new deck can add a lot of functional and aesthetic value to your home.
Today, more and more homeowners are looking to make their homes more sustainable and energy-efficient. Solar power makes this achievable. Although its initial installation can be quite expensive, it is a worthy investment in the long run. This is because supplementing your home with solar energy helps you significantly save on energy bills. Another plus here is that you get to reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment.
Home improvements are a necessity for improving quality of life and increasing property value. By giving your home the above upgrades, you are making things more efficient, boosting kerb appeal and catering to your changing preferences.
Bear in mind that some of these upgrades may require a little financial commitment at first, but the results will be worth it as you will end up with a more functional, comfortable and stylish home.