In a world where the economy has hit recession, there are many people who wish to save money by adding value to their home before selling. One way to do this is to look at ways you can remodel your bathroom and kitchen. A complete re-model may not give the saving that you are wishing for and can be costly; however, there are small ways in which you can make money-saving improvements and still add value to your property.
Remodeling your kitchen and bathroom may increase your home value but if you overspend the increase may not cover the costs. For this reason there is a need to take thorough look at the improvements that you are planning to make to your home. You can make these improvements yourself, or research different contractors to get the lowest price and the best quality service that you can comfortably afford.
Remodeling your Bathroom
Your bathroom is the cheapest room that you can re-model because it is smaller than a kitchen and holds fewer appliances. Instead of looking to give a complete remodel you could look at small improvements that you can do yourself instead of hiring a contractor to carry out the work for you.
The bathtub is the biggest expense in a bathroom so look to keeping that in place and replacing only the toilet and the surrounding fixtures. In addition to these replacements, a new vinyl or tile floor combined with replacement faucets and towel bars will give a professional look at half the price of a complete bathroom suite. If money is tight another alternative is to look into a new color scheme and just put a new floor and new fixtures such as faucets and towel bars to give your bathroom an up to date look.
Remodeling your Kitchen
The kitchen may be the more expensive of the two rooms to remodel. However, there are small changes in this room that you can carry out that will instantly add value to your home. Instead of looking at replacing your kitchen cabinets you can save money by repainting the cupboard doors and replacing the door handles. When you combine these small changes with new counter-tops, you give the kitchen a new look at a fraction of the price you would have paid for brand new cupboards. Complete the look by replacing appliances with brand new ones and you have a complete new kitchen.
In both rooms you can look to replacing things like light fixtures and repainting doors to complete a look that looks more modern. Any small improvements such as these will help to add value to your home and help to sell your property at a little bit more. Remodeling can be quite easy to carry out and yet improve the look of your property to such a degree that you can see an increase to the value of your home. There is no need to give your house a complete overhaul that costs the earth, because while big changes may add value to your home they often cost more to carry out than the value you add.