Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Home Renovation Projects
Home renovations are an excellent way to improve your family’s living space. They allow you to modify some sections of your home for the most appealing results and functional improvements.
Moreover, if you decide to sell the home later, you’ll significantly boost its value and, therefore, your return on investment.
Your projects do not need to cost you an arm and a leg for you to appeal to buyers.
If you are working with a small budget, then you need some ideas on how to maximize the benefits.
Here are some of the smartest ways to bring the best return on investment:
Most buyers normally pay attention to the kitchen area. It’s often the first place that prospective buyers will check before making a decision.
Here’s the thing, you don’t have to redo the entire kitchen or start from scratch. Instead, a minor remodel should work just fine.
You’d be surprised what a facelift can do to an outdated kitchen.
Minor kitchen renovations can include refurbishing the cabinets, new flooring, and new appliances.
If your cabinets have seen better days, then you should consider a fresh coat of paint.
If you’re feeling ambitious, replacing old countertops can completely renew the look of your kitchen and cost a lot less than you think.
According to Budget Countertops, DIYers can often redo their kitchen with a fresh laminate surface for well below a thousand dollars.
A beautiful and clean bathroom is another important part of a home. Older bathrooms tend to tell their tales.
You should replace the bathroom floor first.
Avoid reconfiguring the plumbing unless it’s required. Remember if you do, leave that work to the pros.
You can also add modernized features such as walk-in showers.
These upgrades are ones you’ll enjoy for a long time and appeal to any future buyers, too.
First impressions last long. There’s no better way of appealing to buyers than by renovating your home’s exterior.
Great landscaping should boost the environment around your home.
Great ambiance can be created by maintaining a small garden with some alluring fountain fixtures.
In the backyard, you can include a clearly defined patio.
Family Room Additions
The family room is another important room in a home. Adding some square feet of low-budget bright living space will undoubtedly improve the value of your home.
Spacious living rooms appeal to most home buyers.
I’m all about the open concept. Though some people still prefer the privacy of closed-off spaces.
While making interior renovations, it’s also important to upgrade your home’s inner workings. For example, the HVAC system.
This will not only make your home more valuable, but it will also save on the buyers’ costs of maintenance.
You can start by upgrading your HVAC units to reduce energy bills in your home.
To me, that’s already a win.
Refinishing Existing Surfaces
Refinishing pieces such as cabinets, furniture or paneling allows you to revamp the look of outdated surfaces.
The cost of replacing floors and woodwork are usually high.
For lower budgets, you might consider a clear vanish to modernize their looks. Using this simple trick will significantly transform the look of the floors.
It really gives them a new life.
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These are just a few ideas on where to start on renovating your house. Renovations don’t have to be major.
Small ones like these add up to boost your home’s value.
Take a look at where your home needs the most work for a better idea of where to start your next project.
Start slow, if you’re here reading this, it’s because you want to change your home.
These are the best ways to give your home a facelift if it needs it.
Do you have any tips for the best bang-for-your-buck home renovations?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.