Here, you’ll find resources on where to invest and how to save money on professional and DIY renovations affecting different aspects of your house.
There are many different facets and attributes of your home to consider when thinking about what to renovate, upgrade, or redecorate. Here, we’ll give DIY home improvement tips and other remodeling ideas related to all sorts of angles, including:
- Ideas that could add value to your home
- Your home’s appearance, including painting, furniture, interior decor, and exterior decor
- Safety and security of your living space
- Structure and materials, including doors, windows, floors, and walls
- Utilities and appliances, including plumbing, lighting and electrical, and HVAC/temperature control
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Ideas for Increasing Your House’s Value
When someone’s looking for issues in a home, rotting wood, peeling paint, and water damage are all tip-offs that a house has not been properly maintained. In other cases, like HVAC problems, electrical faults, structural damage, or roofing problems, you may need to employ someone with a trained, professional eye. Spending money on repairing these things is a good investment in the home.
Your Home’s Appearance
Upon selling a home, every part of the home should have a clearly defined purpose. A family room should have appropriate furniture and accessories, as should an office. This can give the buyers a great idea of how they would use this space upon purchase. A house with properly defined spaces is a more appealing prospect, and will often find a buyer faster.
Paint your home’s interior and exterior for a fresh look. An entire room can be changed with paint—often it does not cost much to repaint your walls, and doing so can increase your home’s value.
When you’re thinking about saving money on interior decor, fixing up the look of your living space, or preparing to sell your house, there are a number of good ideas out there for the best furnishings on a budget. It’s possible to refinish, replace, and rearrange furniture to increase the value of your house.
It’s often a good idea to invest in the interior appearance of all the rooms and shared spaces in your house. There are both large and small choices you can make that may make your house more valuable. If hiring a designer is out of your budget, start your research. Look at books, magazines and websites like this one for key information and inspiration.
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When it comes to investments that raise the value of your home and boost curb appeal, there’s a wide variety of things you can do to the outside of your house. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to make valuable renovations to your house exterior—from roofing to siding to landscaping—without excessive investments of time and money.
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Safety and Security of Your Home
It’s often a very worthwhile investment to add security and safety measures to your home—it may make it more appealing to buyers, and can build goodwill with your neighbors. We’ve got suggestions and common practices. Likewise, if you’re looking for safety tips while doing home renovations and remodeling, this is the place for you.
Structure and Materials in Your House
When you’re thinking about the best home renovations to raise your home’s value, or the most important house repairs, you’ll almost certainly need to make decisions about residential building materials and structural elements.
These pages have some ideas to save money on home repairs, do construction and demolition safely, and potentially increase your house or condo’s resale price.
One aspect of your house or condominium that might help raise your home’s value is the doors. Think of the front door, back door, and side doors, but also of the hallway doors, bedroom doors, and the connective doors between other rooms. Take a look inside for a few home renovation ideas relevant to exterior and interior doors.
It’s possible to save costs on heating and cooling your house or condo, increase home resale value, and make a house look more lively with a few DIY window ideas.
Putting in new floors can be a fantastic way to update/upgrade any room’s look and feel. You may choose to do it yourself, or get floors installed professionally. Make sure to get advice before deciding on a method.
Take a look inside for some suggestions and common DIY practices around residential interior walls—including ways to make walls look nicer, suggestions for demolishing walls in your house or constructing new ones, and safety tips for tearing down walls or putting them up when doing it yourself.
Utilities and Appliances
To maximize the sale price of your house, it is critical to make sure that the plumbing, wiring, HVAC, and other utilities hookups are in good working order. And for a homeowner hoping to raise the value of their house, there are plenty of good reasons to look to replacing, repairing, repainting, and rearranging appliances in the home.
It’s true many plumbing tasks can be managed by your average homeowner, but you ought to know what you’re doing. You also must determine when you should call a plumber for issues around water in your home. Take a look inside for a number of suggestions and common practices for plumbing maintenance that you should keep in mind when fixing up your house.
Lighting + Electrical
In the course of many professional home remodeling or DIY projects—whether you’re hoping to increase your home’s value or simply make it nicer to live in—your home’s lighting is a key factor. Whenever working on home wiring, however, you have to know how to stay safe. Take a look at our suggestions and ideas for improving the lighting and electrical work in your house.
HVAC + Climate Control
Take a look at our critical tips, ideas to reduce heating and cooling costs, and additional ideas for investments in HVAC or residential climate control that may raise your home’s value.