One excellent, easy home improvement that provides great value is the simple replacement of your existing front door with one made of steel. Studies show that homeowners who bought steel entry doors recouped about 129% of the costs of their projects when they sold their home. Steel doors not only look nice from the curb, but also increase the energy efficiency of a home.
Then there are those certain power outlets in a room that activate by a switch near the door. Notice that there is seldom rhyme nor reason to the location of the power outlet. I was especially amused by the switch that controlled the power outlet directly below. Which, ironically, is where the lamp was placed. I could as easily switch the lamp on at its base as to use the wall switch.
Having new windows installed in your home can be very beneficial. Old windows often do not have a tight seal and allow heat and air to escape, causing an increase in your monthly electric bill. Double pane, vinyl windows are a great choice. Not only do they make your home more energy efficient, but they are easy to clean and increase your home’s value.
Another project you should consider taking on when improving your home is having your air ducts and vents cleaned by a professional. Doing this can vastly improve the air quality of your home making it a safer environment for you and your family.
The do-it-yourselfers will appreciate a bestselling big toy! A jaw horse that will clamp anything he can think of. This large manly home improvement tool will eliminate the need for another pair of hands, and hopefully eliminate any more excuses!
When it comes to home improvement, you may decide to not install a swimming pool. While they are desirable, it will cost you considerable amounts of money in upkeep, and it may prove to be a deterrent to future buyers who do not want the hassle. An exception to this would be at a home where a swimming pool is almost expected, such as in Florida or Arizona.
Even if your tastes are in step with current tastes, styles will change over time. Your choice of kitchen tile and countertops may be in line with current fashion, but if you don’t plan to sell your home for another ten years, the style may well be dated when you sell.
This home improvement project is much simpler that it may sound. You can hire a plumber to install new faucets or you can do it yourself. Nice faucets can be purchased at your local hardware store, along with proper plumbing supplies that are quite easy to install.