Every homeowner knows that owning a home takes work and can be expensive. Average homeowners should put aside about one to three percent of their home’s value every year to spend on improvements. However, you can always cut costs; let’s look at some smart ways you can save money while you maintain and improve your dream home.
Now might be a good time to visit with a bathroom remodeling contractor who has a showroom or offers bathroom remodeling design services. Being able to visualize your project before it gets underway can help define your expectations of the overall project and illustrate how different design and layout choices will work. Good lens. Thanks. I used to have an IKEA kitchen a while back, and they came a long way in the last fifteen years. The quality and the design have improved dramatically. Given all of the updating and upgrading we did, we made out quite well when we re-sold the house two and a half years later.
Today I started working on this area. I’m ripping out the carpet and vanity and putting in new tile, new vanity and then I’m going to build a wall that separates the vanity area from the master bedroom. That will close off the master bathroom completely from the bedroom. Using what space is available is the least expensive option. Enlarging the bathroom by expanding into an adjacent but underused closet or spare room would be a next step, and building a new addition an expensive last resort. The goals should be to minimize the amount of remodeling that’s required, saving money and materials.
Do you have any such projects in the works? Write about them in this week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration round! Our theme Easy Home Improvement Projects. Wonderful ideas for kitchen lighting. Hanging pendant lights are something I never really considered for kitchens, but I will definitely have to give them some thought the next time I help remodel a house!
Thanks for the great information on Granite Countertops. Granite is a great addition to any home – especially to help with the feng shui in the entire room. Nothing beats natural stone and the beauty it provides. Thirsty fixtures may require you to upgrade your water heater as well, say, from a unit that holds 50 gallons a day to one that holds 80 gallons. That could cost you another $1,000 or so—figure on roughly $2,000 if you choose one of the energy-efficient hybrid water heaters that Consumer Reports’ test have found to be good long-term investments.