Affordable Home Renovations
…That Will Increase The Value of Your Home!
Whether you are looking to improve your home or preparing to sell your home, there are a number of home renovations that won’t hurt your wallet. However, a good investment can be costly or affordable but what’s truly important is the ultimate value you gain.
Windows & Doors
Perfectly installed windows and doors will seal any cracks preventing air from leaving or entering your home. They work for you all year round by keeping cold air in during the summer and cold air out during the winter. They keep hot air in during the winter and hot air out during the summer.
Therefore, windows and doors can be energy efficient and lower utility bills. Energy efficient windows and doors with insulation can save you anywhere from $25-$500 annually! If your windows and doors have rotting frames and peeling paint, this can quickly turn off prospective buyers.
Windows can also let in more natural light which is highly appealing. Consider installing a skylight. When installed the right way, skylights can greatly brighten your home and make it look more modern. Some say “people make up their minds within the first seven seconds of entering a house.” Don’t underestimate the first impression your front door can leave on visitors.
Kitchen & Bath
Remodeling your kitchen and bath might seem expensive but it doesn’t have to be. Swapping out outdated and inefficient toilets, faucets, and shower heads can greatly improve the value and appearance of your bathroom. Older toilets actually use more water to run than newer models and leaky faucets can waste gallons of water in less time than you think.
More renovation ideas for these highly utilized rooms include new cabinets and countertops. Without realization, surfaces can fade in color and become dingy. Styles go out of style. Keep your home looking and feeling fresh. There are so many different styles and materials that can emulate your desired look for the right price! Other affordable changes can be as simple as new knobs and handles.
Some homes may feel stuffy because of small rooms. Remove barriers to create space. Consider knocking down a wall and joining rooms. Just getting rid of a door and creating a large entryway can really make a home feel more connected, larger and open. Like the photo above, you can have the best of both worlds. Glass doors will allow you to close off rooms but by being see-through, the rooms still feel connected.
Adding moldings to the ceiling or to the floor is a great way to dress up your home. Little things can go a long way. The same way windows can bring in light, the right lighting fixtures can make your home feel brighter, larger, and more inviting. Installing inexpensive chandeliers in different rooms can make your home feel more expensive and fancy as well. Consider purchasing lighting fixtures with dimming settings. This is another small detail that can increase the appeal of your home by improving functionality.
M&M Siding Inc. by Bruce Mosher
Luckily, Mosher Siding can help with all of these home improvement projects. You can trust our seasoned professionals to give you sound advice and quality craftsmanship. We even offer free estimates. Give us a call at 716-649-1634 today and we’ll be more than happy to help you.