Thursday, October 7, 2010

Investing In Your Home

In uncertain times like these your home is still a good place to invest your money. There are many projects that you can take on that will increase the value of your home and allow you to enjoy your life more fully.

These are my suggestions.

Bathrooms- Changing fixtures, tile, lighting, faucets and color can give you a totally new bathroom without major remodeling. A fresh look gives you something to look forward to in the morning and a better start to the day.

Kitchens- Although this is one of the most costly projects to invest in it gets the most in return. If your cabinets are in good shape and you still like the layout consider having them professionally painted. You can also change the look by adding a wooden cornice over the sink to connect the other cabinets. Adding large crown molding or decorative appliques will also enhance the look. Changing the cabinet hardware, sink and faucet as well as counter tops will greatly enhance the look and add value. Do lots of research before you dig in even if you are using a professional designer. This is a big undertaking but worth it.
Wood Floors- There are so many options for flooring these days but nothing seems to stand the test of time and add as much value as wood floors. There are a lot of prefinished options now that are absolutely beautiful and a lot less mess. Wooden floors that are finished on site are still great and can save you money. Weigh out the pros and cons and move forward. Remember to consider your family lifestyle especially if you have pets. Medium color floors are usually the most forgiving.
Enjoy your investment!
"Design can have such a positive impact on the way people live and their relationships and moods." Genevieve Gorder
Cultivate Your Individuality!
Celeste Jackson