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6 Easy Home Upgrades That Instantly Increase The Value And Appearance Of Your Home

Written by Posted On Friday, 30 August 2019 04:48

1.Patch Wall Holes

Whether it be from an art projects that failed or a frame hanging mishap, concealing wall blemishes is an easy home upgrade option. This project can be tackled on the weekend with the use of simple tools like a putty knife and surfacing compound to seal up minor wall imperfections and repair nail holes. For larger holes, put a layer of adhesive patch directly above the area followed by an all purpose drywall compound spread with a trowel.

Depending on the size of the hole in the wall, the compound might take all night to drive. When the patches dries, simply paint over it.

2.Upgrade Bathrooms

Bathrooms are very important rooms to update. These upgrades do not need to cost a lot of money, simply changing a toilet seats or installing a pedestal sink can make a big difference. You can also replace discoloured old bathroom floor tiles with easy to apply the vinyl tiles or sheets that can be applied right over an existing floor.

If your shower and tubs look dingy, replacing cheap files and regrouting the tiles is a great option. For a more complete cover-up, use prefabricated shower and tub surround. Please note, this one piece units may be required the service of a professional for installation but it is very inexpensive especially when compared to the cost of refinishing a tub or retiling walls.

3.Add Simple Ascents To Entryways

Touching up your landscaping or painting a front door a bright cheerful colour can immediately improve your home's curb appeal and make a great impression on guests. You could also add quirky welcome mats, potted plants near the entrance or dress up the door with new hard. To further enhance your home's architecture and illuminate walkways, you can install outdoor lighting.

4.Refinish Kitchen Cabinets

An easy way to quickly updat a kitchen is to replace dark cabinets with brighter ones. To do this, you might not necessarily need to replace the entire cabinets especially if the frames and doors are still structurally sound. You can just clear have them cleaned up and slap on a fresh coat of paint over a weekend and transform your kitchen from dull to sunny. You will need some tools -some elbow grease, strong cleaner, paintbrush and some paper. What you wouldn't need is a lot of money as this type of transformation will cost you next to nothing when compared to new cabinets.

4.Go With Classic Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are durable, timeless homestyle features that everybody loves. So, you would never go wrong with adding a hardwood floor to your home. According to, "hardwood floors can increase the value of a home by 2.5%".

5.Install A Tongue And Groove Ceiling

If you would like to add some character or cover-up and oddly textured ceiling, tongue and groove ceilings are DIY -friendly, low-cost home upgrade option. The most readily available type sold at home centres is Spruce tongue and groove. They are usually sold 4, 6 or 8 inches widths. You should endeavour to completely finishing the boards before having them installed, no matter the size or type of wood. Because tongue and groove boards contract and expand with humidity and temperature changes, thereby highlight unfinished parts of the wood. For optimal result screw-on buttons directly to the framing first, directly on top of the current ceiling drywall, so you have a sturdy surface to install the tongue and groove boards.

6.Refresh Rooms With A Fresh Coat Of Paint

A fresh coat of paint can immediately transform any room, which provides endless upgrade options. You could wipe away your decorating sins with a coat of pure white paint or transform your washed out drab walls to a work of art by simply picking up that can of paint and working on the walls.

The power of the coat of paint is so potent that it immediately alters the mood and feel of the room. This is why painting is the most touted do-it-yourself home improvement upgrade. Especially because painting your home doesn't always have to be done by a professional.

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