Increasing the value of your home

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Do you wish to increase the value of your home? Then start by doing some home renovation or improvement. When it comes to renovations, some homeowners chose to utilize the services of professional contractors and interior designer but this is costly. As a civil engineer by profession, I know how much they charge for consultation . They usually add up to 20% from the gross project cost. If you have the skills and minimal number to some tasks, I suggest to do-it-yourself. You can ask help through few research from the internet, books and magazines. So if you are thinking of DIY home renovations, here is a list of renovation tips that may help you renovate your home.

Prepare a plan and materials specification

Having a plan allows you to renovate in a more cost effective manner , giving you the ability to budget accordingly before you start the project because you already know what to do and what kind materials to purchase. Getting the projected cost of the improvement is easy.


Appropriating funds is extremely important. Kitchens and bathrooms are huge selling points in a house, which means you should spend the bulk of your resources renovating these areas. Often a new coat of paint or new carpet can change the entire look of your bedroom and living rooms. There are lots of wood floor options which are inexpensive. If you do not know which to prioritize first then talk a professional. They can provide you with insight as to which renovations are worth the money and which ones will not turn a profit.

Strict Supervision

This is important ! As the project are done on a daily basis, it is very necessary to constantly monitor the project in terms of accomplishment, budget and revision.

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6 thoughts on “Increasing the value of your home

  1. this is a good post to remind us when and how to make an effective sale on our homes but it is always a matter of how the economy progressing, it always depend no matter what…

  2. Your post reminded me that bathrooms and kitchens are huge selling points for a house. It’s good to keep that in mind whenever we do some renovation.

  3. I should be chose the tiles for Kitchen and bathroom since this are the type of place where my kid go back and forth and basically i like carpet for Living room.

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