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Home Renovations That Can Improve the Value of Your Home

by Frank Lynch

Home renovations not only give your home a new look but may also significantly increase the value of your home. Before beginning any home renovations, it is essential to ask a contractor to provide a quote for the required works. The contractor must inspect your home to determine if it needs any repair works. For instance, if you are remodelling the interior, you can also deal with leaking roofs and damaged gutters. In such a way, you avoid having to incur extra costs once the works commence. In this article, you will learn about home renovations that can significantly improve the value of your home.

The Garden. 

One of the best ways to make your home more appealing is to upgrade the garden. Use the existing area creatively and avoid overdoing things. Recreate your pavements with bricks or concrete slabs. Have live fences to partition the various sections of your garden. You can also consider installing patios at the front or back of your house. Install a deck at the front of your home as an extension to your living area.

Creating space and improving lighting. 

Embrace an open floor concept by pulling down some walls. For instance, you can have the kitchen, living room and dining area share a single space. This will not only increase space but will also improve your home's lighting. Another way of increasing your home's lighting is replacing windows with sliding doors. If you feel that your house is too small, then you may have to build an extension. 

Bathrooms and kitchen. 

You can install marble countertops as a way of improving your kitchen's appeal. Have open shelves where you can place a few decorative pieces and items such as coffee mugs and bowls which you need on a daily basis. You can also upgrade kitchen appliances such as refrigerators, ovens and dishwashers if you feel that they are too old. For the bathroom, consider larger drains to prevent clogging. Install light fixtures to brighten the area. You can also have cabinets and drawers to store medicine and personal items. A shower base would also be an excellent addition to your bathroom.  


Your home has to feel secure at all times. There are various types of fences you can install including wrought iron, PVC, wood or colorbond. CCTV cameras are a sure way of deterring intruders. Also consider installing a modern alarm system, a restricted access system and an automatic gate. 

Home renovations that can significantly improve the value of your home include garden, kitchen, bathroom and security upgrades. Also, consider creating space and enhancing your home's lighting.


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Choosing the Right Material For a Construction Project

If you are planning to start a new construction project, you may be wondering about the best type of materials to use. About 6 months ago, I decided to carry out an extensive renovation of my home. This would involve demolishing one wall, extending the kitchen and the construction of a new patio area. I really wasn't sure which materials would be best. I consulted with a contractor and he explained the pros and cons of each material. In the end, I opted for wood and steel. I am really pleased with the end results. I hope this blog helps you to plan your construction project.