10 Manageable Home Improvement Projects – From re-doing a bathroom to adding a dormer; will increase your satisfaction with your home while adding to its value!
1 ~ Open your kitchen – There are many ways to make the kitchen accessible to the living and dining areas. You can widen a doorway, create a pass-thru, knock down the upper half of a wall or remove an entire wall or maybe add an island or peninsula.
2 ~ Modernize your kitchen – Even if your kitchen layout works well, if its décor hasn’t been changed in a while, you may want to freshen things up. New faucets, counter tops or cabinets will give your kitchen a surprising lift !
3 ~ Make over your bathrooms – Spiffing up a bathroom is one of the most pleasing changes you can make to your home without breaking the bank. New flooring, faucets, vanities and adding lighting can go a long way.
4 ~ Add a bathroom – Many older homes were built without bathrooms on each floor or without master baths. Finding space can be difficult, try looking in an alcove, under stairs or in a mudroom.
5 ~ Finish your basement – This space can be used as anything from a playroom, workout room, home theater or an additional family room.
6 ~ Find storage space – Another way to make your home more livable is to uncover storage you didn’t know you had. Finding “dead space” can add storage you didn’t know was available.
7 ~ Create built-in storage – Built-ins can accommodate TV’s, DVD players, kid’s toys and clutter items you may want to store.
8 ~ Add a dormer – Adding a dormer to a slanted room can give you more usable space and valuable head room. It’s also a good way to transform an unused walk-up attic.
9 ~ Put a studio or office in an outbuilding – It’s not uncommon to add a studio or office space to the second floor, but a newer trend is to create a separate work space in an outbuilding on your property. You can even erect a new outbuilding as long as zoning will allow.
10 ~ Add outdoor living space – Increasing the function of your outdoor space is a great investment and can be as simple as a patio, mahogany deck or a farmers porch.