If you’ve ever thought about remodeling your home in order to increase your home’s value or simply to impress your friends, there are a number of ways you can make minor changes that have a major impact.
Little steps like downsizing your belongings, upgrading your furniture and even cleaning major areas can make a huge difference in the way your home looks.
Something as simple as replacing an area rug with something more modern and flashy can make your guests look twice and wonder “What else is different?” If you want to make a more major change than simply switching out furniture, consider changing your home’s railings. Wrought iron railings are a wonderful way to add flash and flair to your home. Whether you want to install new railings on your exterior porch, walkway stairs or even inside your home, you’ll find that these brighten up your home in many ways. What are other changes you can make that will improve your home’s appearance? Touch up the paint both inside and outside.
Make sure your photos are all neatly organized and that they have a similar appearance. Ensure that your home’s exterior looks tidy with a clean and recently mowed lawn. Most of all, maintain a good attitude. Even if your home has some problem areas, if you have a good attitude, your guests will, too.
Think about staging the work being done to minimize the initial financial impact. It is often easier to create a more manageable budget by starting small and adding to the project at a later date. This will break the work into several jobs instead of one large project. The down side of staging a remodel is that you may end up paying more in the long run.
Want to save some big bucks remodeling your bathroom? Consider refinishing existing items such as your bathtub, shower, sink or tile. With refinishing, you’ll only pay a small fraction (as little as 10 percent) of the cost of replacement. Your bathroom won’t be torn up for weeks, you’ll avoid the big renovation mess and you’ve put one less big ol’ tub in the landfill.
If you can reorganize and equip your kitchen for maximum utility, you may not need to blow out the walls to gain square footage. Start by replacing space–hogging shelves with cabinet–height pullout drawers 8 inches wide, containing racks for canned goods and other items.