by Anna Butros
(Denver, Colorado, USA)
By making just a few simple and relatively small home improvements, you can have a really big impact on the total value of your home. In fact, you can increase your resale value by thousands of dollars with some timely updates.
Here are several home improvement tips that will help you to get started.
* If your kitchen cabinets are looking a little bland. you can add new cabinet knobs to create a new living environment that sparkles. Kitchen knobs are relatively expensive. Knobs come in a variety of colors, giving you the ability to personalize your kitchen in a very cute way. Create a happy home today with new kitchen knobs.
* Replace all of your lampshades for a whole new look. Whether you are tired of your living room or some other room in your house, you can give it a face lift with one quick and inexpensive intervention. Lampshades are cheap and you might even consider buying a matching throw or two, as well!
* To add a unifying effect to your home’s decor, consider painting all of the trim white (or another color that complements every room’s walls). Matching trim throughout the house adds visual continuity as you move from room to room and ties your decor together.
* Keep your home and family safe by properly installing a smoke detector in your home. Smoke detectors detect unsafe and hazardous smoke before you do. Stay on the safe side and purchase a new smoke detector. Make sure to check the batteries every month to ensure that it is working correctly when tragedy strikes.
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* Home improvement can also be called a ” honey please do this list”. If you have one of these lists, make sure you work diligently to complete each project on the list. The list may seem never-ending, but the jobs will ultimately make your house a better, safer place to live.
* When it comes to home improvement, never allow a contractor to begin work without having a signed contract first. This is important to ensure that you receive the work that was signed for and have a legal contract to assist you if things do not go according to plan. Be specific and consult with an attorney, if needed.
* Utilize the many magazines that cover the home improvement topic. There are many useful tips to keep the project within budget as well as many ideas on style, colors and effective ways to increase your property value. There is never too much preparation when taking on such an important endeavor.
* If you don’t want to have a toilet that won’t stop running, try checking the flapper valve. Flapper valves act as rubber seals for the tank and allow water in and out. Pull the siphon from the tank and examine the valve. If it’s dirty, clean it. If its broken, replace the valve with a new one.
* Consider the costs of major renovations before you start saving money towards them. Demolition for a 1,500 square foot house will cost you around $6000 to start. Replacing a wall can cost about $10 per square foot, and that doesn’t even include the costs of having plans drafted. Knowing this beforehand can help you determine if this is a project you really want to take on.
* When partaking in a large home renovation project, you should aim to have a clear vision of what you want. If the contractor feels like he or she can depend on the plans, things are likely to go much smoother. However, if the contractor does not feel confident in the plans, he or she may be afraid to do anything.
As you can see, tackling a home improvement project does not need necessarily need to be difficult. If you take your time and plan your work, you can make things go a lot more smoothly. Try implementing some of the pointers and ideas you learned in this article, and get started on increasing the value of your home.