Thursday, June 8, 2017

Straight From A Magazine: Home Improvements To Try This Summer

Everyone wants to have the house that is the envy of the neighborhood; the one with the perfectly kept garden, the flawless exterior paint job, and the gorgeous front door. If you’re looking for a way to keep busy this summer, why not check your budget and see if you can afford to fix up the house a little bit? Not only are these small improvements great for improving your curb appeal, they can also increase the value of your home if you ever think about selling.
Repair what’s already broken
Before you start making improvements, it’s best to make sure the house is already in good condition. A new paint job will soon be ruined by damp that you forgot to sort out. Any minor repairs, such as blocked sinks, broken light fixtures, and holes in the wall can easily be repaired without calling a professional. Anything bigger like a leaking roof should definitely be left to an expert. Once all the basics are in good condition, you can move on to the fun stuff.
Exterior maintenance
If you ever decide you need to sell you house, the first thing you should sort out is the exterior. Appearance is everything if you’re trying to sell such a big expense to someone, and all real estate agents will ask for a nice picture of your house when they help you find a buyer. You can look at images on to get a better idea, but all you need to know is that your garden must be immaculate, your driveway clear of clutter, and your gutters clear of any debris and dead leaves. One thing that can really increase the value of your home are solar panels; in California, for example, a small 3.1-kilowatt (kW) system can add an average of $18,324 to the value of a medium-sized home. The benefits only get better as you increase the size of the panels. If you have solar panels, make sure they feature in your exterior shots.
Build a deck
An excellent project for the summer is building a deck. The deck will also add value to your home should you ever decide to sell. In fact, decks have become so popular that the market has produced huge variety of products built for outdoor living, from fire pits and fireplaces to outrageously comfortable seating arrangements.
Leave no room unused
Even if you’re not selling your house anytime soon, an empty room is a terrible waste. It’s about time your spare room became functional, so this summer you can brainstorm some creative uses for this empty space. While it would be easy to use it as a bedroom for guests, this still means the room is still going unused the majority of the time. Why not combine the spare bedroom with a home office, a reading room, or a music room. You could also get a wall bed and use the room as a studio the rest of the time.
Improving your home to make it immaculate can be done. Here are just a few options that you can try for your own home. Whats your favorite? Comment down below!
xoxo, Therese
2 comments on "Straight From A Magazine: Home Improvements To Try This Summer"
  1. Everyone wants to add a value to their home. It is not easy to find out what are the best home improvement projects to undertake? You have shared great tips here. Thanks for sharing such an informative information.
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