The time may come when you’re ready to update your kitchen cabinets. As you ponder this project, take the following into consideration. Will updating the cabinets lead to updating the counter tops, flooring, appliances, etc?
You always hear the catch phrase “kitchens and bathrooms sell homes.” So what happens when your bathroom is original to when the home was built and we’re not talking within the last 5 years but more like 10, 20, 30 or even 40 years old. To completely tear out your bathroom and renovate with all the latest trendy components may not be in your budget or even logical from a return on investment standpoint if you are getting ready to put the sale sign up. So what can you do?
Turn your wood-burning fireplace into a high efficiency, clean burning gas heater.
Does the thought of another cold and brutal winter have you down? Do you love the idea of a warm and cozy fireplace to snuggle up in front of, but hate the idea of losing heat (and money) up the open chimney flue? Maybe it’s just too much work and mess to use a wood-burning fireplace anymore?
This is a less-invasive and less-expensive option than a full-on renovation where everything is gutted and you start completely over. The makeover option is ideal if you have elements you wish to keep. This may also be an excellent way to update your bathroom while keeping a keen awareness of the potential for your resale value later down the road.
Use this handy Annual Home Maintenance Guide to keep you organized when it comes to the care and maintenance of your home.
Hurray! You’ve finally made it through the paint color selection process for your home and you’re feeling pretty good about it, only to be asked what sheen or finish do you want that paint in? Excuse me? What finish? What sheen? What in the world is that???