What’s Worth the Investment When Remodeling?

What’s Worth the Investment When Remodeling?
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    Figuring out where to invest your money when remodeling any part of your house is difficult to navigate.

    There are a number of things that you can do yourself to save a bit of money.

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And there are some remodeling projects that are worth taking any available renovation loans when purchasing your house because it will increase the value of your home.

Kitchen

When renovating your kitchen, consider the focal point when you first walk in. If they are the cabinets, start your renovations there. This is a project that you can save the most money on if you are willing to do it yourself.

You can simply unscrew the doors of your cabinets, remove them, wash them and then repaint them by hand. They may require some stripping before applying new paint, but it is still worth doing yourself if you are looking to protect your budget. Putting new hardware on your cabinets can give them an updated and personalized look for a low cost.

If your counters are the main focal point due to vast counter space or a large kitchen island, do not skimp on the re-doing your counters. Consider updating to granite countertops. They are a classic addition that never goes out of style, adds value to your home and may be the only renovation that you will do that will outlast the house itself. You can use the counters as a cutting board, they are easy to clean, and they will change the whole look and feel of your kitchen immediately after install.

Interior

Have you rearranged your furniture a million times as a free way to change the look of the interior of your home? If you are looking for a way to change up the look and feel of your interior, liven up your stairs. You can paint them, carpet them or decorate them to alter an entire area of the house. Adding correlating artwork to the stairway can make it feel as if you have completely change the house around for a minimal cost.

Redoing your floors is a step that you can do that will add value to your home, especially installing wood or bamboo floors. Choose a solid hardwood if you are going to make the investment. Opting for a slightly inexpensive option will show wear and tear faster than a solid hardwood which may affect the value by the time that you decide to put your house on the market. Plus, you can’t beat the look of classic hardwood in your home.

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Exterior

If you aren’t much of a gardener but are looking for a new way to spruce up the exterior of your home, there are a number of ways to do it without breaking the bank. Installing a new front door will change up the look and feel of your greeting area. The front door is the first impression that visitors have about your home. Make sure the door leaves a lasting impression by repainting your current door a vibrant color such as lime green, fire engine red or bold blue.

To add more value to your home and invest into the weatherization of your home, consider replacing the door completely. It will aid in sealing your house, causing less strain on your furnace or air conditioner and cutting back on heating and cooling costs.

Depending on the type of investment that you want to make, you could turn your front entrance way into double doors or add a glass pane to it to allow more light into your foyer.

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W.M. Chandler

W.M. Chandler is a Colorado native and works best with her head in the clouds. She is an avid researcher and enjoys writing about unfamiliar subjects. She writes passionately about nature and the outdoors, human connections and relationships, nutrition and politics.