As a homeowner, I love the idea of home improvement! I remember when I rented. I wasn’t able to even paint my room let alone knock down a wall.
What about you? Do you sit and dream of how to change up your home too? I am rounding up some of the best and most popular home improvements you can make to add value to your house.
Improve Your Bathrooms
Bathrooms are small, and an excellent place to test out your design skills! But first – get your plumbing checked. I can’t stress this enough. Don’t start remodeling only to run into expensive plumbing issues.
This is especially important before a large contracting job, in which you might have some of the piping moved to a different location.
Everyone else? Ask your local plumbers for a free quote.
Now that you have safe plumbing, how do you improve the bathroom? Some people are adding urinals next to their toilets! (no more fights over the toilet seat!)
Another idea? Replace the vanity with a pedestal sink, of which there is a huge variety to match the existing bathroom decor.
Build A Backyard Deck
If you do it correctly, your backyard could be very much like a second living room – it’s gathering place for family and friends during the warmer seasons, where barbecues and perhaps pool parties transpire for much of the day.
Although it’s possible to make this a DIY project, unless you’re a seasoned home improvement vet or a contractor, yourself, you should consider hiring a local architect and small construction team. You’ll need a building permit for this one in most cities, as there will be a lot hammering and nailing and changes to the landscape. Doing this so-called “stealth construction” without the proper permits and building inspection can be costly down the road.
Add An Aquarium In Your Home
This is my favorite one of all! Imagine relaxing it will be to have fish to sit and watch. It also adds a really artistic flair to a room too!
Having a custom aquarium built in your study, hallway, or where there’s space. This isn’t a Do-It-Yourself job; the experts who provide custom aquarium services are very well-versed in performing excellent cabinetry work, and conduct the entire project in conjunction with the necessary architects and carpenters to provide a stunning finish.
Advanced Landscaping For Curb Appeal
Curb appeal helps sell houses. I’ve heard this so often!
This goes beyond the usual, run-of-the-mill sprinkler system and well-maintained hedges. This level of landscaping is notably more expensive, but returns a lot of additional value to the resale value of your home.
If you’re a garden enthusiast at heart, then the Balinese garden option will likely capture your fancy. It’s based on the tropical jungles of the Bali islands, and brings a real sense of lush greenery to the outside of your home. Some of the plants that are popular features of this garden style are the bamboo, rhododendron, elephant’s ear and canna.
A Serious Kitchen Upgrade
A serious kitchen upgrade can be quite the undertaking that when completed, can confer a whole new sense of elegance to your home. As you might expect, the value of the house will skyrocket, too. Some of the options include the installation of entirely new cabinetry, the construction and placement of an island counter, and the installation of a sub-zero fridge in the wall. These are big changes, of course – especially when done collectively. Just make sure you jot down the expected costs before you start, and use 3D design software to gauge the final appearance.
Have you made any of these huge changes recently?