Moving home in the current housing market can prove to be quite difficult and not even achieve the desired asking price for your property. So why not consider making some home improvements allowing you to stay where you are, as well as potentially increasing the value of your home if you decide to move at a later date?
Use Jamie Squillare’s the tips below to help with home improvement ideas that you can complete with confidence and within your budget:
To update your kitchen and to save money in the future opt for new appliances that are energy efficient. Choose convection double ovens, water saving dish washers and energy star fridges and freezers. With the addition of tasteful cabinets and an island if you’ve got the space, you can add style and flair whilst opening up the layout. Open shelves will give you display space as well as making a small kitchen feel larger. Freshen up walls and ceilings with bright paints and use under cabinet lighting for extra illumination.Texture and colour with laminate flooring will complete the new look!
Easy makeover tips in the bathroom don’t need to be expensive. Semi-gloss paint is ideal for high moisture areas and is easy to clean, and vanity cabinets can be updated with new knobs, doors and drawers if you don’t want to replace them. Add a mirror and vanity lights to create a more spacious feel to a small room. New shower-heads, curtains and rods can refresh the shower area and grout can be easily be cleaned or replaced for a gleaming white finish. Add co-ordinating accessories such as towels and soap dispensers to finish your bathroom transformation.
In the bedroom choose a soothing main wall colour and then add textures and patterns to compliment. Hang a large mirror over the bed to create a feeling of space. Furniture can be repainted if you don’t wish to replace it, and a change of headboard can instantly revive the room. To gain more storage consider converting existing wardrobe space into a walk-in wardrobe and add decorative curtains to match the colour theme. Brand new duvet covers and pillow cases will add that personal touch.
When you decorate your living room you need to source furniture and accessories that you love as this should be the room that you’re most comfortable and spend the most time in. Clever use of lighting and paint will achieve a harmonious look and stylish mirrors will enhance that appeal. Make sure you keep the space free of clutter to make the most of even the smallest space. A change of furniture alongside lamps and pictures is simple and inexpensive. New carpets and curtains will add that extra special touch.
Whether you want to lay a patio, add some stylish decking or simply clean the drains and guttering, these tasks are all possible with a little research and lots of energy! Painting the exterior of the house will make it look fresh and well maintained, and keeping the lawns mowed and the flower borders neat will all add to the important first impressions.
If you decide that some or all of these jobs are outside your comfort zone you should contact the professionals who’ll happily come and tackle all these jobs for you whilst you sit back and watch them do all the hard work!