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Renovation’s That Pay Off!

Renovation’s That Pay Off!
Chances are if you are about to undertake a home renovation project in your Morrow County Home, you are doing so with your own needs in mind.  With some careful planning, you can enhance your home’s design to your liking and increase it’s value at the same time!  By choosing the right remodeling project, you can boost your chances of recouping what you put into it.  Here are some remodeling ideas that will cost you about what a top-of-the-line kitchen remodel would cost and could possibly help you get more bang for your buck:
New Front Door
First impressions are HUGE when it comes to selling your Morrow County Home and there is nothing better than a nice new front door!  Can’t afford to buy a new door?  Consider painting your existing door!
Now that you have impressed a potential buyer with the new door they may walk through, make sure the rest of the home is clean.  If you haven’t painted since you bought the place, this would be a good time.  No worries if you cannot afford the entire inside, focus on everything except the bedrooms.
If you have old, worn wood floors be sure to strip them and refinish instead of tearing out and replacing.  It will save you tons of money!  If your carpet is dirty and you cannot afford to replace it, consider having it professionally cleaned.
New vinyl double-paned windows will really make your home stand out but it can also be very pricey.  Swapping those crummy single-pane windows for energy efficient wood or vinyl frame double-paned windows will add curb appeal and value to your home.  If you don’t want to spend the money on the entire house, consider just doing the windows that face the road.
A kitchen remodel goes a long way toward catching a buyers’ eyes and can be costly.  To really make the area pop for less, consider replacing cabinets, countertops and lighting.  If you cannot afford to replace the cabinets you can refurnish them for a new look.  Give your cabinets a good cleaning, inside and out.  Make sure the rest of the kitchen is spotless, especially the floor and appliances.
You don’t have to do an entire bathroom remodel.  Consider simply changing the lighting and adding granite to your bathroom.  Both are a good addition and can be done for a reasonable price.  Make sure the rest of the bathroom is spotless, especially the floor, tile in the shower and shower doors.
Remember, DON’T GO OVERBOARD!  You have a much better chance of getting a good return on your dollar if you keep your Morrow County Home’s original design intact.  Remember, CURB APPEAL!  When undertaking any home renovation project, always keep in mind the impact it is going to have on your home’s exterior.  Curb appeal will count for a lot down the road when you put your home on the market.  Remember, CONSIDER YOUR TIME LINE!  It’s important to take into consideration how long you plan to live in your home.  It’s usually wise to only take on a major home renovation when you plan to stay in your home for several years.  If you are planning to move in the near future, you are probably safer only making some minor improvements.

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