If you’re planning to expand your family or want to have a better layout, sometimes a home remodel is all that’s needed. Instead of spending the extra money on a new home, you can refinance your current mortgage, save up or get a personal loan at a fraction of the price to do home improvements. There are a couple of things that you can do to refresh the look and feel of your current house. You’ll especially find these tips to be helpful if you’re attached to your home and really don’t want to move out.
Replace the Windows and Doors
The exterior of your home says a lot about your home. By replacing old windows and doors, you can give it a makeover that is worth looking at. Of course, you can include a fresh coat of paint to help spruce it up. There are a variety of styles of windows that you can purchase, such as double-pane, single-pane, bay and crank-open windows. You can do all of the windows, including those in the bathrooms and attic. If you want to save on energy costs, you should look for Energy Star windows.
Buy New Kitchen Appliances
You’d be surprised at how much better an old kitchen looks when you upgrade the appliances. This would include updating your refrigerator, stove and dishwasher. You could go with the black or stainless steel look or stick with the traditional white appliances. These too can be purchased for energy efficiency, just look for the Energy Star label.
Remodel Your Bathroom
If your bathrooms are outdated and rundown, then you should look into having a remodel done. There are so many different designs that you can do with your bathroom, such as installing accessibility features, like rails in the shower and bathtub and non-slip floors. Don’t forget to replace your vanity, mirror and lights, and do a repaint of the walls. An expert can be hired to do a two-tone color with a unique design.
Create More Space by Knocking Down a Wall
Instead of having two smaller rooms, you can knock down the wall in between to create one large room. Some people do this for adjoining dining and living rooms. You could even go as far as to revamp the floors with wood instead of carpet. More and more people are eating in the living room, so why not combine your dining area, so that there is a designated area where everyone can sit?
Whatever you decide to do with your home remodel, you should keep in mind whether your idea will raise or lower your property value. If you plan to sell your home in the future, be sure that you will get a return on your money. To schedule an appointment with a licensed contractor, contact CA Green Remodeling today!