Small-Scale Renovations That Can Add Value to a House

Kitchen rebuild Jan 2007
If you are looking to add value to either the home you’re living in or an investment house, there are a few different ways that you can make some relatively small changes to do so, without commencing full-scale renovations, which can be expensive and time-consuming.

To start with, you should consider minor renovations to the usual suspects – the kitchen and bathroom. If you can get away with changing some appliances or just modernizing the tiles, it can make a big difference to the feel of the home. Old-fashioned kitchens and bathrooms are a major turn-off for those in the market for a newhome.

You should also look for opportunities to create extra space. If your property has a basement, then consider what you can do to improve the usefulness of this space. If you can remodel it into useful living space or even include a spare bedroom down there, your home’s value will rise. Similarly, if you have an unused attic space which can be converted into an additional bedroom without a huge remodel, then do it.

Finally, getting a wood deck added on to the side of your home is extremely popular at the moment, and can be done at a minimum of cost, especially if you take over some of the labor yourself. The cost will depend on the type of wood you choose, but all kinds of decks will add value to a home.

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