Upgrading Your Bathroom:
If you are considering upgrading your bathroom, check homes in your neighborhood and talk with real estate people. How many bathrooms do your neighbors have? Should you add a full or half bath to get the best offer for your home? Ask Realtors what bathroom features are drawing buyers.
Choose neutral colors for a clean, fresh look. Neutral colors are timeless and you can add accessories that will not clash.
Replacing Your Floors:
Add some WOW but don't go overboard! If you want to replace your bathroom floor, find out what is in high-demand with home shoppers. There are many beautiful floorings that will not cost an arm and a leg and will add that WOW to your bath. Hand-held showers are also extremely popular because they are cost effictive and easier to use. Buyers will always remember the homes that have upgraded or replaced bathrooms with something new and refreshing.
Accessories add an incredible punch to upgrading a bathroom. Changing out your tired old shower curtain, replacing your out-of-date tower bars and adding new towels. A lovely picture or a vase that expresses a theme is a wonderful touch. Keep your bathroom cleaned up and without clutter!
Upgrading Your Kitchen
Leave Your Plumbing Alone! In order to reconfigure stoves, sinks, or dishwashers means moving water or gas lines and this is going to be very expensive, especially in older homes. If you want to upgrade your kitchen, consider color schemes, flooring, and/or new appliances. Leave the plumbing alone!
When replacing appliances, stay with what is natural in the layout. Obviously, a dishwasher should be next to the sink Stoves and separate ovens should also be in the same location. Refrigerators are large and usually have only a few locations so they aren't taking up your floor space.
If your cabinets are in great shape but need a face lift, then do it. Especially if they are wood, it's very easy to clean them up with a good wood soap. Add some new knobs to the doors, and clean up the inside of the cabinets and lay down new contact paper. Keep in mind, cabinet frames are one of the most expensive components to replace.
Visit your local home improvement center like the Home Depot and see what the latest trends are. You would be amazed what you can do with your kitchen without spending all your hard earned money. You will discover eco-friendly, less expensive ways to make your kitchen look new and appealing. While there, check out their accessories for your cabinets and drawers that will add pizzazz!