Home Projects Worth the Investment
Since all home remodeling or upgrade projects cost you, the home owner, it makes perfect sense to assess the cost before embarking on the journey. Home upgrades can cost you time, money, and effort. In this article we will consider some projects that designers say are worth investing your resources in.
Boost Curb Appeal
The view of a home from the street is an important aspect of the property’s appearance. Therefore, curb appeal ranks highly as an effective home project that is worth the investment. Sprucing up the appearance of your home need not be a major task. Some simple ways to increase curb appeal include:
- Painting the Front Door
- Install a New Mailbox
- Add Plants, Flowers or A Tree
- Install New Hardware
- Add Landscape Lighting
- Install Window Boxes
Paint The Walls
Another home project that is worth the time and effort is giving your interior walls a fresh coat of paint. However, when you take on this home project, you will want to select colors carefully. If you are planning on selling, stick with neutral colors since they will appeal to the most tastes. But if you are planning on staying, choose a color that is appealing to you.
Why are kitchen remodeling projects worth it? Simply put, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. The family spends the most time in the kitchen and the most intimate activities take place there. No wonder many think of it as the heart of the home. Since it is so valuable, a kitchen renovation is a home improvement project that is worth the time, money, and effort.
Like the kitchen, a home’s bathroom sees a lot of activity. In fact, the bathroom is used by multiple people at the beginning and the end of each day. Since so much time is spent in the bathroom, real estate agents view it as one of the two most important rooms (the other being the kitchen). Because of the importance of this room, remodeling one or more baths in a home is a project worth undertaking.
What makes crown molding a worthwhile home project is the ease with which this task can be performed. And since the results are so prominent and desired, adding crown molding is viewed by many as a home project that is worth doing yourself if you have the tools.
As with other home projects we have mentioned in this article, a utility room is a sought after feature in real estate. Having an area in the home (perhaps just off the garage) for taking off shoes worn while doing yard work is very handy. When it is raining, a utility room is just the place to keep that wet umbrella and or rain coat. Since this area gets heavy use, freshening it up can have great results and it is considered a great project for adding value to your home.
With a little creativity, you can spruce up your home’s ambience with some additional lighting. One of the places that you can get your biggest bang for the buck regarding lighting is by adding under-the-cabinet light strips in the kitchen. These LED lighting strips add a warmth to the kitchen for a very attractive cost. This lighting project as well as others like it are considered to be well worth the effort, time, and money when it comes to home projects that are worth it.
Add A Bonus Room
Who doesn’t like to have more room? Perhaps some would rather maintain and/or clean a home with less area, but for the most part, adding a bonus room to the home is considered to be a project that is worth it. However, a bonus room addition might not make sense for you if you have to do foundation work to add the living space. Rather, adding a room above an existing garage or utilizing attic space requires much less money and work. Thus, it will be more likely to yield value.
There you have it! A list of home projects that many designers and real estate professionals consider to be worth it. Choosing your projects wisely and carefully can give you a home that you will love for many years. Or, if you are in the market to sell, you can infuse value into your home using one or more of these easy and worthwhile home projects.