Home Renovations That Give You More Bang for Your Buck


When it comes home renovations, you prioritize on both the personal values as well as the return on investment. Especially if you are working on a tight budget, you will want to spend your money wisely and get the biggest bang for your buck.

Among the best renovations are replacing the entry door with a steel one, a deck addition as well as garage door replacement. If you remodel to add something unique like a pool, sauna, home office or a sunroom, you should not expect to make much money when reselling. The following are some of the best renovations that will give more bang for your buck.

• A kitchen remodel

Kitchen and bathrooms are what sells a home. A dated kitchen is not only a turn off but also significantly reduces the value of the home. Fortunately, there are many ways you can make the kitchen inviting without bankrupting yourself. For a budget friendly kitchen remodeling, replace the black appliances with stainless steel. Also consider ditching the laminate countertops in favor of granite. This might be costly but it increases the value of the home significantly.

Also, repaint the cabinetry and add updated hardware such as drawer pulls and new hinges which will transform the look of the room. Choose a style and colors that will appeal to a wide range of homebuyers and make them feel like they have walked into their dream kitchen.

• Adding window shutters and blinds

Blinds and shutters most certainly add the value of a home. They also add a visual appeal and they are versatile enough to fit in any décor from traditional to ultra modern. Also, they are durable and they are easy to maintain.

Window blinds and shutters have a high appeal on home buyers and they will significantly elevate the perceived value of the home.

• Upgrade the bathroom

Most buyers want a modern bathroom with sleek space. A basic upgrade includes replacing the old ceramic tiles with the modern porcelain ones in a neutral shade.

Similar to kitchen remodel, consider the changes that will have a maximum impact yet affordable such as replacing nicked brass faucet with sleek new chrome and hanging luxurious towels near it.

Also, ensure that the colors you choose for the bathroom are appealing and again scrub the bathroom from top to bottom as leftover toothpaste in the sink and yellowed grout can be a major turnoff.

• Select neutral paint colors

Paint is one of the cheapest and easiest way to refresh the house especially if you can do it yourself. Neutral colors helps a buyer to envision himself in the space.

• Make an impact with flooring

Just like paint, quality flooring changes the look and feel of a room. Hardwood is appealing to most buyers as well as high quality laminate options.

Bathrooms and kitchens gain value with laminate flooring which are both easy to clean and visually appealing. Carpeting can also work especially in a bedroom with neutral colors.

• Consider home staging

Staging a home makes a buyer envision living in the space. First clear the entire home of any mess and remove the personal touches such as children artwork or family photos, arrange the furniture in a way that it maximizes the floor space so that the buyer can feel like they are navigating around large spaces as they move around the house.

• Do not forget the exterior

If a buyer does not like what he or she sees after pulling up, they may not even get in the house. To make the outdoors appealing, clear the walkways, repair everything and ensure the landscape is tidy and neat.

Since home renovation is an investment that can significantly boost the value of a home, it is prudent to hire a professional company to get the work done. At Peace of Mind Security screens, we ensure top quality and professional service from the initial stage to the installation of the products. We offer different window treatments such as window blinds in Wellington.We will give you advice on the best solution for you as well as offer free onsite quote and measurements for all products.

If you are looking to renovate your home in New Zealand, Contact us at www.pomss.co.nz, and we will ensure the process runs smoothly from the free measurement and quote to the installation.


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