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Affordable ways to upgrade your home

Home Improvement Planning over Schematics

Spring is the time of year when many homeowners look into making upgrades to their living spaces. Whether they want to do something major - like a total kitchen remodel - or small, improving a home does not have to break the bank. In most cases, remodels will actually add to the overall value of a place, which will be good when the person decides it is time to sell. If you are considering changing a part of your dwelling this spring or summer, be sure to plan out exactly what should be done.

Here are a few affordable home improvement projects that any homeowner can do:

  • Brighten the kitchen: The kitchen is the space where people spend a lot of their time, so it should be an area where they like to be. Even a nondescript kitchen can be brightened up by color being added to a wall or two. Be sure to go for a color that will truly get someone's attention.
  • Change the entrance: One of the biggest ways that curb appeal can be increased in any home is by giving the front entrance a make-over. The spot that most people notice first is the front door, so that should be the first to change. If the door itself is in good shape, simply give it a fresh coat of paint!
  • Improve the lighting: Nobody wants to spend time in a dark home. Instead of having new lights put in the ceiling, simply invest in some lamps for the end tables. This way, you can get more lighting into a room without making any drastic changes to the house.

If you are considering making any upgrades to your home, schedule an appointment with an Alexandria contractor from John C. Flood.