To see a vegetable garden in your dream, symbolizes increased prosperity will come your way through diligence and care. It also suggests of stability and inner growth. To see a flower garden in your dream, foretells of tranquillity, comfort, true love and happy home in your future. To see sparse, weed-infested garden, denotes that you have neglected your spiritual needs.
Home remodeling is a notorious task, often considered a four-letter word by homeowners everywhere. Horror stories abound concerning contractors’ venality, insane city zoning and codes, and projects with skyrocketing budgets and completion dates.
And yet home remodeling is still hugely popular. And that’s because home remodeling gives old homes new flavor, making your old home feel new again. Truly, a good remodel can sometimes be even better than purchasing a new home.
Oftentimes, full scale home remodeling, complete with contractors, full additions, and brand new appliances/flooring/counters, simply isn’t an option. So how can you get the best results when home remodeling on any budget? Well, consider these simple ideas, which can have a big impact on your home without draining yourbank account.
Painting makes an immediate impact on any home. Updating old or boring color schemes often is change enough to give an old home new personality. And it is by far your cheapest option when it comes to remodeling. But where can painting have the biggest impact? Well, that really depends upon where your home needs it most. But here’s where it is typically most effective:
Having a new, stylish kitchen can update the house as a whole. And, depending upon the rest of the kitchen, sometimes a fresh coat of paint is all that’s truly needed. So, try adding fresh paint to your kitchen’s walls, cabinets, door frames, or even floor.
Entry way / foyer
Being greeted with an interesting and eye catching paintjobimmediately upon entering a home is a fantastic way to inject new life into any house and ups the wow factor for potential homebuyers.
Accent walls can transform any room, and are extremely affordable (not to mention simple). All it takes is painting a single wall in any room. Try using bright vibrant colors that complement the current theme/color scheme of the room to give the room a sense of depth and personality.
Poor lighting can be a serious problem in any house. The transformative value of lighting is astounding. Sometimes, all it takes to change a room from dark and dingy into comfortable and welcoming is an update in the lighting.
And, while you’re adding brighter lights, why not consider lighting features? There are all sorts of lighting features that can add personality and style to homes. Lighting features can turn a room into a usable, enjoyable space by increasing lighting, adding personality, and creating atmosphere. Here’s where great lighting can have the greatest impact:
Basements, especially in older homes, are notorious for being dark, foreboding, and poorly lit. Renovating a basement into a livable room can seem like an overwhelming project,startby adding a little lighting.
The kitchen is one of the most valued rooms in the entire house, often being referred to as the heart of any home. Update it with a nice feature light to bring your home into the21st centuryand foster the atmosphere you’ve been missing.
Having a well-lit exterior/entryway in the home works wonders for your home’s comfort level and welcoming presence. No one wants to be greeted by a dark house.
Nearly everyone has rooms in their home that sit unused or underused. This happens for various reasons, including clutter, lack of space, or set aside for a specific purpose. A few rooms that are notorious for sitting empty more often than not are:
• Guest rooms • Dining rooms (especially if you have a table in the kitchen as well) • Basements • Storage closets
Try multi-purposing these rooms and you’ll be surprised how much larger your home will feel. For example, the guest bedroom can double as an office, dining rooms can become a part-time game room, basements can be turned into another bedroom, and unused/cluttered storage closets can be combined to reduce clutterin other rooms.
Of course, the only real limit on how you repurpose your rooms is your own creativity.
The little things
Don’t forget the little things when it comes to remodeling on a budget. Things such as changing the drapes, adding new rugs, and changing the hardware on cabinets can make a huge difference. All these things can be done for low cost, but have a considerable effect on the room. Especially when focusing on one room; each change has a cumulative effect.
Remodeling on a budget is strongly rooted in creativity. Put the work and time into creating something that you’ll enjoy; whether it is a freshly painted kitchen, new drapes and an accent wall in the living room, a well-lit repurposed basement, or a beautiful entryway welcoming you home.
Here, now, are some general
guidelines for repairs to consider before selling your home.
Repairs to consider before selling your home #1
Check your flooring -While carpeting was really in style in
the 1960s, it seems that hardwood flooring is the order of the day of
late. Most old homes tend to have an oak floor base, so if that’s your case,
your best bet would be to rip out your carpet and expose this
If, however, your
flooring underneath is plywood, then replace the carpeting with a neutral light
tan color instead. That way, at least any type of furniture would blend in.
If ceramic flooring is
what you have floating throughout your home, replace any chipped or crack tiles
with new ones.
Repairs to consider before selling your home #2
Get started on the paint job - By far, the cheapest and easiest way to increase the value
and esthetics of your home, a new paint job will easily appeal to
most homebuyers, as they tend to gravitate towards move-in ready homes and not
ones that require a ton of work. If you have wallpaper, get rid of it because
décor is a subjective thing and a homebuyer wants to personalize their new home
with their personality, they don’t want to let yours linger.
Repairs to consider before selling your home #3
Improve your kitchen- If your appliances and cabinets rock, then you
are that much closer to an easy home sale. If, however, your cabinets are
rickety and old, then chance are you will have to improve upon them with either
a paint job or by replacing them altogether.
Minor kitchen remodels
return nearly 100% of the cost
incurred, so you really have nothing to lose.
While granite counters,
new faucets and sparkling sinks would wow buyers, replacing them for sale will
not work in your favor and you will likely not turn a profit from it.
Repairs to consider before selling your home #4
Revamp your bathrooms-It is safe to say that minor redecorating in
bathrooms will give you a 100% return on what you spend. If your floors are
pretty awesome, then spend some money replacing the fixtures and lights, and
you are ready to get selling.
Repairs to consider before selling your home #5
Give your curb appeal an overhaul -Okay, for the sake of honesty, if your roof
needs to be repaired, you need to do it, otherwise the chances of your home
selling get slimmer with each visiting homebuyer. Buyers tend to frown upon
homes where the roof needs to be replaced. That is perhaps the biggest cost you
will have to incur for your curb appeal. Besides that, you will need to patch
cement cracks in the driveway, plant greenery, caulk windows, clean the door,
and perhaps paint the fence if need be.