Saturday, June 9, 2012
7 ways to update your kitchen
1. Crown Molding
This project is nothing more than adding strips of wood, some decorative and some not, to the top of the wall in a room. Some even come already painted and crown molding is a great way to invest a little bit of cash and a few hours of work that really changes how great a room looks and increases home value at the same time.
2. Create a New Kitchen Feel
This is perhaps one of the most simple ways to recreate a room. Most people don't realize how much changing out the hardware in your kitchen changes how a room looks as well as adding value to your home. Changing the handles on your cabinets around the kitchen can bring an outdated kitchen back into the right decade, create a more modern look and feel, and increase the value of the kitchen quickly and simply.
3. Do a Backsplash
If you don't already have one, install a kitchen backsplash. If you do have one, consider updating it if it is older than 10 years. These come in many different varieties, from stone to metal, and in a wide selection of colors and textures. For those that want the easiest way to install, find those that are the peel-and-stick tiles.
4. Fix the Floors in the Bathroom
By putting in a really nice bathroom floor, you aren't investing in a large area of expense but you are boosting a room that typically is hard to find value-wise upgrades. To add the most value when changing out the bathroom floor tiles, going with a neutral color is best.
5. Install a New Front Door
Get a new door. This is another easy item to do. You can find them in ornate patterns with glass or creative additions. Not only is this the first thing that visitors seen when they come to your home but it's also the first thing a prospective home-buyer sees and will use to begin evaluating your home.
Home projects typically come about by having a three day weekend and a nice patch of weather. Simple DIY projects can be ones that don't require much time or effort like larger projects (i.e. a deck or fencing). Finding a good and easy DIY project can be the first step to the confidence of doing larger projects.
Monte Boddecker wanted to do a few simple DIY projects to his home and he found quality building materials in Berlin to make the job easy. ProBuild has many locations, even a Mt. Holly lumber yard to help with all your projects.