With the housing market still in a slump, there are still many owners that stay put and decide not to have their house on sale. However, there are some who are looking to add value to their homes, just in case. While there is the option to spend a large chunk of money to totally reinvent your home( like this), doing so may not be worth it. There are many ideas and small home improvements that could give you a much higher return on investment. Here are a few low price home improvements that will dramatically increase the value of your home.
Tweaking the kitchen
Many people consider the kitchen to be the heart of the home. In a good looking and effective kitchen, people tend to stay more, cook healthy food and enjoy each and every meal. While buying a new set of cabinets and drawers and replacing all the appliances might make the kitchen look wonderful, it might cost a lot more than what you’ll get in return. Instead, you can hire a home improvement contractor to add a new coat of fresh paint onto the cabinets, replace the handles and drawers with shiny new ones, or add a set of new faucets. Doing so will add a stylish look to your kitchen without making you go overboard on spending.
Offering your appliances a facelift
Especially if you have mismatching appliances, your home might look horrible. You may want to order new appliances to match and to get them looking shiny and new, but why risk breaking your budget when you can get the same result with a simple facelift? You can hire a home improvement contractor and ask him to build new doors and face panels to dress up your dishwasher and other appliances.
This will not only hide appliances that were sticking out before, but it will also create a harmonious general style and create a special ambient where people will feel better. And the best part about ordering face panels is that they don’t cost a lot and a contractor can install them in a short amount of time. If you’re handy with tools, you could even install the face panels yourself, as most only need a few screws to get them into position.
Side Note: Be careful if you’re not experienced with handling plumbing or general appliance maintenance.?If you make a rookie mistake and forget to tighten a water supply line you could end up causing a lot more damage. The last thing you want to do is walk into your kitchen in the middle of the night and have to call a 24 hour emergency plumbing company and a water damage company to clean up a huge mess. That is definitely counter productive when trying to save money with DIY projects like this. Sometimes it’s best to leave it to the pros!
So if you’re looking for some quick fixes to add value to your home and don’t want to spend a fortune, you should get in touch with a local home improvement contractor and get him to help you tweak your home.