So the Real Estate market is not as good,and you’ve decided to stay until things start picking up, and when it gets back on its feet, you sell. What do you say we make some home improvement now and‘up’ the value of your house tomorrow?
When we say home improvement, we meanimprovement! You don’t do projects because your neighbordid, or you saw it on TV. It’simportant to take into heart these things: comfort, cost, functionality, and the overall effect.
Mama’s Gonna Make You Shortnin’ Bread
Times a changin’, and so does our needs. Gone were the days when Mama made shortening bread on brick ovens and made soup on cast iron stoves. Now is the time of microwave ovens, dish washers, and double door refrigerators.
Experts say 60% to 120% of your investment on a kitchen update can be recouped if you do it correctly. Yes,the kitchen is the hub of your home, but never makes it more ostentatious than the rest of your house.
EfficiencyIs The Key
Focus on how you can save. A carefully chosen appliance that has beenstar-rated for energy efficiency may prove to be a good investment. Nowadays when everything is going sky-high, knowing where and when to buy your appliances gives you more savings.Purchasing energy efficient appliances will prove to be long-term investments and savings for your wallet.
Energy efficiency home improvements can go as simple as opening up your windows, having a sunroof, or just simply creating more space by decluttering and rearranging furniture. These simple things can prove to be energy saving tips that can save you on air conditioning. The use of star-rated energy efficient windows could get you 60% to 90% of your cost, recouped.Also, you can receive 10% green tax credit simply by upgrading your windows.
Color My World
Colors give us a sense of fresh and clean.Choose modern colors that would enhance your furniture and curtains. The simple colors that you choose could prove to be a deal breaker of a deal sealer when you decide to sell your house in the long run.Just remember to use eco-friendly paint. Some manufacturers have low fumed paint that dries up fast and safer to use.
Deck The Outdoors
The hustle and bustle of everyday living can be stressful, so we go out and enjoy our weekends outdoors – but the cost of an outdoor trip can burn a hole in your pocket and can max out your card. So how do we solve your outdoor craving? Create a ‘deck’ in your backyard. Enjoy the sun and have barbecues with family and friends in the comfort of your home. You get to recoup 65% to 90% of your investment just by adding a deck!
Home improvements need not be expensive. Simple, well-thought of additions and upgrades can be just what your house needs; or perhaps fixing leaks and replacing wood that rots. After all, the most expensive houses in the market are the ones that are well taken care of.