Mini Renovations

With spring comes a desire for something new and fresh, which is why many people turn to renovations. Home renovations are a fantastic way to add value to your home by investing in a future that is both aesthetically and financially pleasing.

Remember that renovations do not have to mean that you completely gut your house and start from scratch. In fact, some of the best renovations are the small ones. They are easy to do on your own and inexpensive. Small renovations over the years can make a massive impact on the quality of your home.

Renovations can become very pricy, so we have gathered a list of tips and tricks for renovating particular areas of your home. In no particular order, here they are:

Rather than re-paint all of the walls in your house, consider focusing on one wall to be an accent wall. Rather than using paint, a great way to create a stunning accent wall is by using wallpaper. While this technique used to be considered antiquated, it is now becoming one of the hottest trends in home designs. It is a simple but striking way to renovate the interior walls of your home.

Carpet tends to be the first thing people wish they could change about their home, however it is also regarded as one of the most expensive renovations you can do. However, one big chunk of the cost is just paying for the labor to have a company come in and rip out the old carpet. Here’s a trick: rip out your own carpet. It is a lot of work, but quite simple and will save you a ton of money. Who knows what you might find underneath…

Bathrooms of older houses are often very simple. One way you can change things up is by turning your plain, old, white tub into a rocky oasis! Simple slate or shale pieces can be cemented onto the side of the tub to create a beautiful look! It adds a fresh, modern feel.

Fireplaces are such a lovely addition to a home, but they can be an absolute pain to deal with. To renovate your fireplace, find a nice light-coloured paint for the bricks! A trend right now is to go for a creme or white colour. Next, change the way you style the fireplace. Rather than letting it be a place where picture frames collect dust, find some accent pieces to make it a renovated, stylish centrepiece for your living room.

Little renovations here and there make a big difference, and don’t always have to hurt your wallet. Get creative and have fun!


Your Real Estate Professional,

Ken Richter

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