Home remodelling projects often seem very exciting yet intimidating at the same time. Indeed, without careful planning, you might end up busting your budget or worse, getting bad quality designs and workmanship. However, this does not always have to be the case. With good preparations and considerations, you can achieve significant improvements without breaking the bank. Here are 5 things to consider before you start renovating your home:
The façade of your house will set the first impression of your home for anyone who pulls up to your property. Therefore, it is crucial that you do not forget to maintain its appearance and even improve it as it can greatly increase the value of your home. It is important that you keep the façade clean and without too many different styles as this could make your house seem cluttered. Improving your house's façade can be as easy as just adding a fresh coat of paint. Small changes or additions like letter boxes and street numerals can also go a long way without being expensive. The key is to keep it neat, tidy, and stick to one theme.
Kitchens and Bathrooms
by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
In the real estate industry, the kitchen and bathroom are often the deciding factors for someone making an offer. Hence, you should always consider a new kitchen and bathroom for your next house upgrade.
The rule of thumb for the budget on your kitchen is to keep it at 2% or less of the total value of your property. If you spend more, you will be at risk of over-capitalising on your sales margin. There are many things that you can do to your kitchen, for example, installing new cabinets and replacing fixtures like handles and lights. You should also replace all your appliances in a bundle simultaneously because not only is this more cost-effective, matching appliances could also enhance the appearance of the kitchen.
Similarly, you should not spend more than 2% of your total property value on your bathroom. If you have a small bathroom, there are many ways to heighten the spaciousness of the room. You can install your shower over the bathtub, increasing more space yet maintaining functionality. Another trick is to use light colored, large-sized tiles and lay them horizontally. This way, not only does it look more expensive, but also creates the illusion of spaciousness even in small bathrooms.
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The ceiling is often an overlooked element in home remodelling projects even though it is a great area to elevate the interior appearance of your rooms without giving up space for functionality. There are a variety of creative ceiling designs and materials to choose from. You can add character and style to your living by installing a coffered ceiling paired with recessed lightings. Modelhome makeover shared great images on home renovation designs if you want to get ideas.
A well-designed coffered ceiling can create a wow factor and be an aesthetic feature in your room. If you want to amplify the sense of spaciousness and brightness, you may want to consider installing skylights. Skylights can transform even an old looking room into a modern and sophisticated looking one.
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Flooring is also one of the biggest surfaces of your property and if your flooring does not look good, it might put off potential buyers if they assume that they will have to undergo an expensive project to replace the flooring. On the other hand, if your flooring fits the theme of your home and looks new, it can improve the appearance of your home significantly. Tiled floorings are great as they are durable and can bring in aesthetic value to the room. They also come in many colors and patterns. Dark colored tiles create a cozy and stylish ambiance while light colored ones can make your room seem larger.
With good planning and smart designs, home improvements can be fun and not daunting at all. You can choose inexpensive alterations that yield great improvements or splurge a bit to make your home even more impressive to both guests and potential buyers.