Renovation is one of the best things that a first time home buyer can do for a new home. Once you’ve settled in, make a check list of all the parts of the home that feel outdated and begin to develop some ideas on the kind of improvements you want to make. Some of those improvements can bring a real return on your investment, so choose wisely and upgrade with quality materials.
One of the best places to start is the kitchen. The cost effective approach involves changing knobs and refinishing cabinets. You’ll need to strip the paint to go this route, but it’s inexpensive. Your sink should be another easy target because swapping fixtures is quite simple. Lighting is also easy to modernize once you’ve shut the breaker to your home down.
Doors and Windows
Want instant curb appeal? Redo the front door, adding a new wooden one, and consider replacing the garage door too. The garage door is one of the most used access points in the house and it’s prone to mechanical mishaps after years of use. Windows are the next spot to get attention, and changes there will usually pay for themselves in reduced energy costs. Double pane windows are good replacements that help modernize the look of the home and reduce air loss from inside the home.
You can do a lot to a bathroom on a budget. For less than $1,000 you can completely redo your tub with tile on the walls. It all depends on quality, how much you’re willing to do for yourself and what you want out of a fixture.
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