There are a number of renovations you can do to increase the value of your home. The two most important rooms in your home are the bathroom and the kitchen; if you’re going to spend money remodelling, these are the rooms to choose. Renovating your kitchen and bathroom is a full-proof way to increase the value of your home. A few simple renovations can make a world of difference when re-selling. Here are some simple kitchen and bathroom renovations you can try yourself.
The Benefits of bathroom renovations
Upgrade toilet/sink: An easy way to freshen up your bathroom is by updating your toilet and sink. You can customize your toilet and sink to match the room. Add a low flow toilet for maximum style, and, of course, water efficiency.
Change the fixtures: Add new faucets and handles to your sink, shower, toilet and bath. This is a simple and quick way to upgrade your washroom.
Proper ventilation: Air circulation is very important in a bathroom. Proper ventilation prevents moisture which can lead to the formation of bacteria and mold.
Quality lighting: Make sure lighting is flattering; the last thing you want is your guests coming out of the bathroom second guessing their appearance. Avoid fluorescent lighting at all costs!
Additional bathroom: Sometimes your best move financially, is to install an additional bathroom. Adding a second bathroom or ensuite, is just one of the many bathroom renovations that add extra value to a home.
The benefits of kitchen renovations
Counter tops: Replacing counter tops is a guaranteed way to update and add value to your kitchen.
Backsplash: A backsplash in an intricate part of a kitchen. It not only protects your walls but it makes clean ups much simpler.
Stylish hardware: Get a grip on your kitchen and add some new handles. This is an easy and cost-effective way to improve your kitchen in a flash.
New appliances: Adding high quality energy efficient appliances will increase the value of your home.
Re-facing cupboards: You can replace your cupboards all together, but more cost effective method is re-facing. This enables you to change the look of your cupboards for the reasonable cost.
Solid flooring: Quality flooring can pull together your whole kitchen, proper installation is crucial. Make sure you take the proper steps when installing flooring. Same applies to bathroom flooring.
Fresh paint: The colour you choose to paint your kitchen will set the tone for the room. Choose your colour wisely; you want to ensure that the room is warm and inviting.
Appropriate lighting: Lighting is very important in a kitchen. Install a dimmer switch to maximize your lighting capabilities. You can go from a romantic date, to a brightly lit meal with the turn of a switch.
There are many kitchen and bathroom renovations you can do that can significantly improve the value, style, and comfort of your home. Try these tips and reap the benefits.
What easy and little DIY kitchen and bathroom renovations have you done that were successful? We would love to hear from you!