If you want to add value to your home, try these four home improvement ideas! Whether you have a big or small budget, there are ways to update your home!
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Large & Small Projects to Add Value to Your Home
As the weather gets colder and I begin to spend more time in my home, I always seem to notice the updates that I want or need to make! Is anyone else like this?
We have been in our home for ten years, and have been lucky to update several areas of our home to add value! When we first bought our house, we sat down and made a list of what needed to be updated and what we could live with. Some of those projects have been large and some of them small. Depending on time and budget, we were able to check off several projects over the years!
If you are looking to start with the best projects to add value to your home, here are my picks! I’ve included large and small projects so that you can determine what would be best for your timeframe and budget!
The first update we made after we moved in was to renovate an old bathroom. It is the only full bathroom in our house, so we wanted to make it more functional and more our style. We ended up moving a wall back a few inches and what a difference that made! You might not think that this actually matters, but every inch counts! We also have a powder room that got an update and a layout change when we renovated our kitchen. The bathroom gets a lot of action, but it’s usually a smaller renovation than say a kitchen. It’s a great project to start with!
Don’t have the time or budget: Try changing out the bathroom fixtures or the tile on the floor or tub surround!
Related: $100 Room Challenge Bathroom Reveal
A couple of years after we had been in our house, we updated our kitchen! This was a full on renovation! Everything was brought down to the studs. We worked from the ground up to create a better flow in our kitchen and to choose a more current style of decor. A few years before we updated the kitchen, we changed the backsplash and painted the walls to give it a little facelift.
Don’t have the time or budget: Try updating the backsplash or painting the cabinets to give the space a makeover.
Adding molding to a space is like adding accessories to your outfit! It really completes the look! We added molding to several places in our house. The first type of molding that we added was crown molding. What a difference it made! We replaced the baseboards in a couple of the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms. Our fireplace mantel got an update too. We took it from basic to classic! Finally, we added board and batten in our dining room to give our house more character! Our house is old and has a lot of unique qualities, but that wouldn’t stop me from adding more molding! I’d love to add some shiplap to a few spaces in the future! Molding is a great way to take a builder grade home and turn it into something much more custom!
Don’t have the time or budget: Do what we did! Add molding room by room or space by space! Start with something small like crown molding or board and batten!
When we first moved into our home, we didn’t have any kids. We left the extra bedrooms they way they were, but when I became pregnant with my son, and then my daughter, we had to remodel the extra rooms! Both rooms are small, but needed a lot work!
The built-in closet had to be torn down. Don’t worry, this built-in closet was done so poorly and was made of very cheap materials! After that, we needed to have a closet built in the space. The old one ran the length of one wall, but looked out of place in the room and house. We had one built in the corner and matched the door with our current closet doors. It looks like it was always there! Some of the trim needed to be removed and we added new baseboards, door trim, and crown molding. The final step was painting the space!
In my daughter’s bedroom, we decided to close of the door to the closet, because eventually we want to break through the opposite side (which is our master bedroom) to make a larger closet in our room. Once the closet was closed off, we had a closet built in the corner just like the one in my son’s room! It matches perfectly! In her room, we had a problem with peeling paint. We had to have the paint stripped from the walls and repainted.
Room remodeling can take some time and money, but is so worth it in the end!
Don’t have the time or budget: Paint the room! This is such an easy and inexpensive way to update a space!
Whether it’s your skill level or your timeframe, sometimes you need to hire a contractor. For the projects listed above, I hired someone to aid in the process. It can be extremely valuable to have someone you can trust and who has experience in the projects that you’d like to complete. If you are in the New Jersey area, a local company to reach out to Is C Mac Contracting. They offer a variety of remodeling services. No matter if the project big or small, they will help guide you through the updating and remodeling process and specialize in making sure your remodeling goes as smoothly as possible.