Mike Holstein

If you are considering a home renovation project, you want to spend your money the right way. Choose the home projects that will add the most value to your home. The experts at Alair Homes Victoria offer the following tips on choosing projects that add value.

Countertop Replacement

Instead of a complete overhaul, simply replacing the countertops in the kitchen can change the feel of the room. Choosing a material like quartz will reduce maintenance as will avoiding white shades and trends like concrete. The new countertops should blend in with your home’s current design.

Painted Cabinets

Another cost-effective approach to updating your kitchen is painting the outside of the cabinets. A gloss or semi-gloss paint will be durable, and darker colors will be more resistant to dirt and smudges. The final touch is adding new hardware like knobs and drawer pulls for affordable sophistication. In some cases, it is better to install new cabinets but only if they will add functionality to the space.

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New Flooring and Backsplash

Tile is an easy way to upgrade the flooring in your kitchen. There are many patterns and colors to choose from to enhance your current decor. Avoid using a light-colored grout as it will be vulnerable to stains. A backsplash will give the room a completed look.

New Kitchen Appliances

Although this is a more expensive option, it will immediately add value to your home. Stainless steel is the choice of most homeowners because it looks modern and immediately draws the eye in the kitchen. You can save a great deal of money on appliances by shopping for them around major holidays.

Open Living Areas

If your home is older, you should consider opening up the floorplan. This can be done by adding pass-throughs between rooms or removing some walls completely. A home with an open plan will feel larger and have a more efficient flow from one room to another. This also will make the home more attractive to buyers if you decide to sell.

Updated Bathrooms

Bathrooms can be as costly as kitchens to renovate. To get a new look without spending a lot of money, you can do simple things like changing the knobs on the cabinet doors and installing new light fixtures. Other inexpensive options are new showerheads and faucets. Smaller bathrooms are more attractive and functional with extra storage, such as floating shelves above a toilet.

Improved Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is important because it is the first impression people have of your home. The good thing about improving curb appeal is it does not require any structural changes. You can instantly make your home look better outside by painting, adding a new mailbox and doing a general cleanup of the yard. A front door with a bright color will add contrast while making people feel welcome. A final step is adding flowers and plants to the front porch.

Even if you do not have the budget to renovate, you can still make your home more beautiful and increase its value by following the tips above.