Top Home Improvement Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

No matter when you bought your home, the following tips are essential to know if you?re planning on keeping your home at its current value...or higher!

  • When you?re getting ready to do a major home renovation, stick to the projects that add value to your home. Refinishing the hardwood floors is, of course, essential, but if you really want to add value to your home, consider adding a deck, an attic bedroom (dormer), or replacing the front door...all of which add the most bang for your buck.?

  • Not everything is DIY. Watching HGTV all day does not a home improvement professional make! Know what you can, and can?t, do when it comes to home improvement. If you find yourself stuck, consult with a professional.?

  • Make sure you have a properly stacked toolbox. You?re going to need a lot more than a hammer and some nails to finish your home improvement project.

  • Budget properly. Know where you can afford to spend some money, and where you can afford to save some money. (As a general rule, big ticket items ? such as major appliances ? can get a bigger budget than, say, the accessories, like the taps.)

  • Keep your storage options up to date. Periodically go through your closets and cupboards to make sure that whatever?s in there is up-to-date and in use, and discard whatever you?re not using.

  • Choose furniture that?s appropriate for the space. Overly bulky furniture will make your room look crowded and small.

  • If counter space is at a premium in your kitchen, consider appliances that have multi-functional uses.

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