5 Simple Projects That Will Add Value To Your Home
Whether you are considering selling your home or simply just keeping your home updated, it is always beneficial to invest in it. Simple actions can exponentially increase your home’s property value. ANDY OnCall® specializes in home renovations, big or small, and knows how to add new life to your home. Here are 5 of the most efficient ways to improve your home’s value.
Install Crown Molding
If you have ever wanted to add aesthetic value to your home without having to worry if it will fit the interior design of your home, consider crown molding. Not only is it a beautiful and practical design, but it also adds value to a room. In the 1950s and 60s, barren minimalism became the design standard, leaving the opulent styles of crown molding out of style. Now, with the resurgence of French country styles, a crown molding can upgrade the entire feel of the room. The more elaborate the molding, the more luxurious the room will feel.
Updated Fixtures in Bathroom and Kitchen
One of the most common sayings in real estate sales is “kitchens and bathrooms sell houses.” Tackling these rooms can seem like a large task, but there are small projects that you can take on to give the room an updated look and feel.
Your bathroom is a personal space that will be used by everyone for self-care, bathing, and your first stop in the morning. Making it feel like a spa can be simple; a pedestal sink can add elegance to your home, and also frees up space. If you’re looking for a more modern look, wood accents are making a big wave in 2019. Wooden accents can compliment neutral and blue and green toned bathrooms, and also pair well with vintage and industrial looks.
A kitchen is a gathering place for your family, so it should look and feel like one. Potential home buyers love the look and feel of stainless steel on faucets, accents, and appliances. To give your kitchen a serious gourmet feel, consider installing a large farmhouse-style sink which is both stylish and practical. Installing new countertops in materials like quartz or marble has also been known to give a high return on investment if done properly.
Remove Popcorn Ceiling
If you’ve ever wondered what the purpose of your stippled, bumpy ceiling is, you’re not alone. Popcorn ceilings, also known as stucco ceilings, acoustic ceilings, or cottage cheese ceilings were popularized in the 1930s to the 1970s as a cheaper alternative to painting your ceiling. After asbestos was found to be a binding ingredient in popcorn ceiling mixtures, it was banned in the US in 1978. Despite the ban, some of these ceilings still exist in older homes, typically replaced with styrofoam in the stippled pattern.
Regardless of their history, they can be an eyesore in a room and are hard to keep maintained. Their bumps can catch dirt and dust easily and make a great home for spiders and cobwebs. Fortunately, removing popcorn ceiling can be easy with the help of ANDY OnCall®. The skilled, quality craftsmen at ANDY OnCall® are experts at home renovation and can help you avoid a troubling and time-consuming popcorn ceiling removal. We also offer a FREE ESTIMATE!
Updated Light Fixtures
The best lighting fixtures are the most cost-effective and environmentally safe, such as LED or CFL bulbs. Now, many companies make beautiful fixtures out of natural, recycled, or reused materials! When choosing light fixtures, it is beneficial to choose fixtures for your sink, and other hardware like drawer pulls with the same or coordinating materials, finish, and style. Some styles include commercial, contemporary, country, craftsman, mission, traditional, or industrial. Lighting should create a focal point to your home, so install fixtures that fit well with each other.
Add Some Curb Appeal
The inside of your house is not the only thing that matters when selling or updating your home. Landscaping can add immediate value to your home, and can even increase the value from 5.5 to 12.7 percent. Taming and maintaining your yard is a rewarding lifestyle that ca
n be made easy with these tips.
Edging your lawn is a simple practice that can give your lawn a distinct, neat look that is certain to be easy on the eyes. To distinguish your lawn from your planting beds, a quality mulching can promote healthy plant growth and clear visible boundaries in your yard. Possibly the most practical non-architectural addition you can make on your home, however, is planting trees. Not only do they add to the look and feel of a yard, but they provide shade in the summer and break up the harsh winds of the winter, which saves money on heating, air conditioning, and repairs to the outside of your house. Add a new coat of paint or finish to your front door will give your home a more polished look to anyone who passes by. In addition to a door, adding stone or brick walkway can add direction to your yard.
ANDY OnCall® has locations all over the country, and every location is independently owned and operated. To find your location, click here, and we’ll connect you with our quality repair and servicemen. Whether you need a quick hardware installation or a full painting project, ANDY OnCall® can help you with all of your home maintenance and repair needs. No job is too small. Click here to get a FREE ESTIMATE!