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8 Home Improvements You Won't Regret

Your home is your castle.

POSTEDBYANNA GRAHAM

There's truth to the adage that "your home is your castle," and many of us take great satisfaction in turning our own places into cozy, comfortable havens. Here are some upgrades you can make to your property that can increase its value, whether you just purchased it or are planning to sell it in the near future.

Redesigning the kitchen

No one likes cooking in a dated kitchen, but some new houses also include dreadful kitchens designed by the builders themselves. This kind of kitchen is usually not built to endure, and the designers and builders fully anticipate you making changes to it over time. 

It's a big undertaking to start, and you won't have a functional kitchen for some time, but the results are well worth the hassle. You might get a return on investment of over 80% if you upgrade your kitchen with new cabinets, new countertops, and energy-efficient appliances. Homebuyers are particularly interested in houses that have been remodeled in the kitchen.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Install quality insulation

Draught-proofing windows is an easy, beneficial DIY project that will insulate your house. Self-adhesive foam tape applied to a window frame will do the trick. It is recommended to use sealant or putty in the spaces between the window frames and the walls since this is another common location for drafts.

If you crave a more complex undertaking, you should invest your time in thoroughly inspecting and updating your insulation. To learn more about the entire process and which materials are the best, click here.

 

 

Repaint the walls

One of the least expensive but most noticeable ways to improve the aesthetic of your house is to paint the walls. A 120-square-foot room will typically cost about $100 to paint. The most beneficial rooms to paint are the living room and the master bedroom. You could also go with a neutral color scheme if you plan on selling your property soon.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Put up better lighting

Despite its apparent lack of importance at first glance, lighting really has a profound effect on the aesthetics of a whole space. Spend some time thinking about how natural light and accent lighting may work together to bring out your home's greatest qualities, and then make a strategy to put it into action. 

When it comes time to start the work, hiring a professional electrician who knows what they're doing is the best way to make sure everything is done legally and safely.

 

 

Expose hardwood flooring

A simple way to upgrade your property is to remove the carpet and take a look at the subfloor. With any luck, the ground level will be made of hardwood. If you're very lucky, you won't even have to refinish it. 

 

 

Upgrade the garage door

Prospective buyers give a lot of thought to a home's curb appeal. While fresh flowers and a mowed lawn are easy ways to make your home seem better, new garage doors are an investment that can endure for years.

 

 

Wash your facade with a power washer

Power washing the outside of your house may do wonders for its appearance and may seem like an unnecessary chore at first. The people who live in a house often don't care about the dirt and grime that builds up on the outside of it over time. However, after a powerwash, you will be astounded by the difference. Most hardware and home improvement stores will rent out power washers for a reasonable price if you don't already own one.

 

 

Invest in a master bathroom makeover

Invest in the master bathroom if you can only afford to remodel one. It is a highly recommended improvement by real estate professionals before listing your home for sale. Like a newly updated kitchen, a stunning master bathroom is sure to wow potential buyers and increase your home's value.

No matter which one of these home improvements strikes your fancy, we’re sure you’ll get a significant return on your investment, whether it is monetary or not.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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