Painting and decorating is one of the least expensive home improvements that can be made in a home. The right choice of paint color can make space appear a little bigger to improve its value. If you are bored looking at the pastel paint on your wall and ceiling, you can opt for more bold colors but keep it to the minimum for broader appeal.
Adding space is another way to increase the value of the home. Building an extension or converting the loft, cellar or garage can be more cost effective than moving to a bigger home. It also gives you the chance to try your creative skills with the help of professionals in painting and decorating. With your personal investment in extending your space, you will be able to impart it with your personality.
Tips when extending space in your home
• Be careful not to extend space in a wrong way. For example, if you are converting the loft into an additional bedroom make sure that it does not become too heavy. It makes sense to consult with professionals whether your idea is feasible.
• Modernizing an old and outdated home can certainly increase its value but to make the old home more saleable, prioritize heating and wiring. Many old homes have the knob and tube wiring which is no longer acceptable due to the amount of power required by high end appliances and electronic gadgets. It is also vital to upgrade heating with the more modern and energy efficient HVAC.
• According to experts, improvements on kitchens and bathrooms can attract home buyers; however, updating them means big investment. On the other hand, remodeling your kitchen and bathroom can also provide you with personal satisfaction even if you need to spend more.
• For a family that is growing the best home improvement is an additional bathroom for the kids. This will reduce traffic to the one bathroom in the morning. It is also suggested by experts to add another bathroom in the area where bedrooms are located. They can come in handy when you have overnight guests.
Before making plans for the home improvement projects, make sure to acquire permits from the local authorities.