4 Smart and Simple Home Renovation Projects
Whether you bought your home brand new or you opted to save a little money going with something a little older, you might have had some awareness that you could eventually need to make repairs and potentially even some upgrades. And, of course, no matter how well you thought you prepared for this moment, the pending project(s) can be somewhat overwhelming. The first rule, then, is probably not to let it get the best of you and hire a professional if you really feel it is too much.
But don’t just hire a professional for every little thing: you might find that spent money on a professional when you did not need to. As such, here are a few divinecabinetry.com jobs you can do yourself that will both add value to your kitchen but also save you money.
PAINT YOUR CABINETS
This is one of the most transformative projects you can do and, lucky for you, it is very easy and extremely affordable. Simply adding a fresh coat of paint (or two) to aging cabinetry—or even, perhaps, just a refinish and stain—can make your whole kitchen feel like new. And even if you do make a few amateur mistakes, paint is pretty cheap—respectively–compared to other mistake you could make with much larger projects.
In this case, we are talking about cabinetry hardware (essentially, the handles or knobs). Yes, you just unscrew the existing ones from the inside of the cabinet and replace them with new ones. It does not really matter what you choose but you should find something that helps to elevate the space in cheerfulness, ease of use, or some other emotionally quantifiable characteristic.
Installing some new lighting fixtures could, literally and figuratively, shed some light on the value of your kitchen. This could be a particularly important project if you bought an older home, not just in terms of aesthetics, but also because there are so many eco-friendlies, energy-efficient options these days. How could you overlook that?
You are going to want to find ideas from top to bottom and, in this case, we are definitely talking about the floor. Everyone loves hardwood, of course, but not every house is built with hardwood floors.
Or are they?
If you know that you are going to want to replace your kitchen floor, pull up some of it and look for hardwood floors. If you find wood, you might want to go that route. You can always install new laminate tiling again later.