of Your Home
It is an
easy process when you are a diy expert, or even
do-it-yourself want-to-be, to get carried away with grand
schemes to remodel and hopefully improve the
value of your home. But will this add value to your home,
or will it just be for your pleasure?
all, when working on remodeling your home, you should always
try to protect the character of any home you own. You probably
bought it because of its character, so when you come to sell
it, it will probably go to new owners for exactly that reason.
This means that if you add on any extra rooms, they should be
in the same style, otherwise it will be very obvious that you
have added a room or more to the building.
although many homeowners try to increase the value of their
home by remodeling existing rooms, that might not be the best
way to spend your money. These days, we all want convenience
because of the fast pace of living, so if you live in a home
with only one bathroom, you might want to consider adding
a second bathroom, if there is the space for it, or enlarging
the existing one. One bathroom might work for a couple, just,
but for a family those days of having to limit bathroom time
has long gone - thank goodness!
great way to add value to your home is to remodel the kitchen.
Again, we are in a society where time is scarce, and we need
our appliances to help us get the most out of our day -
ie, we need space for the microwave, and have to have a
dishwasher in the kitchen, and there may have to be
counter space for the coffee machine too!
upgrading the kitchen and bathroom to modern day expectations,
and provided your diy skills are good, you should be able to
increase the value of your home. New kitchen cabinets may help,
or even just putting on new cabinet doors could work. However,
don't go and spoil it all by painting the rooms some horrendous
color that was on sale cheap for just that reason - it really
to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, enlarged
bathrooms are most successful in attracting new buyers,
but don't spend a lot on new bathroom fixtures that the new
owners may not even like.
home has worn rugs, you might want to use your diy skills to
replace the carpeting, or worn tiles or wooden floors, as this
will give a much better impression when trying to sell your
home, and should add value to it. Putting a swimming pool in
the yard will not necessarily increase the value of the house,
and may turn families with young children away because of
the danger it can be.
are considering painting some of the rooms before putting your
home on the market, try using the more neutral colors like
beige, or off-white. If you use a strong color scheme it may
turn off some prospective buyers.
to get too carried away with your diy projects, and always try
to decide whether it is likely to add value to your house or
not, before you start the renovations, otherwise the money you
spend may not bring returns.
with your latest diy remodeling