Some home improvement projects can boost the value of your property. Others help increase your home’s energy efficiency. Some can make the house look better, feel more comfortable, healthier even. These are some things every homeowner considers before choosing what project to take. But why settle on projects that only offer up to three perks when you can achieve more?
Whether you plan to renovate and sell the house or you’re improving it for your own use, here are a few projects that make sense.
Update Your Windows
They say the eyes of your home are your windows. This makes sense since we get to appreciate our yard while indoors through our windows. By updating your windows, you can improve efficiency, boost privacy, increase your savings, and make your home a lot healthier.
There are a lot of things you can do to update your windows. Start with window cleaning, caulking, and weatherstripping. Add some exterior shading and spice up your window treatments.
Consider adding thermal window films and reduce heat and heat loss as needed. This helps reduce energy usage and increase your savings. This also helps reduce glare, making it easier for you to accomplish your everyday tasks and boosting your productivity.
A Kitchen Makeover
According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost of a kitchen remodel per square foot is $150. But there is no need to force yourself to finance a full-blown kitchen renovation if you can’t afford one. A simple upgrade would be enough to enjoy numerous benefits.
You can start cleaning your kitchen cabinets and give them a new life. Replace old latches, drawer pulls, and your kitchen with new ones. Install under-cabinet lighting for that nice ambient effect.
If painting the walls is too much, invest in a new kitchen backdrop instead. Also, consider investing in a few additional seating to accommodate more people in the kitchen. With a kitchen update, you will be more motivated to use the kitchen to prepare healthy meals, entertain guests in this area, boost home value, and encourage the family to explore this area of the house.
These days, the safest place is at home. But then, staying indoors for long periods of time encourages a sedentary lifestyle. To encourage the family to stay and chill in the yard, invest in a bit of backyard improvement.
Consider creating a hangout space and add a few outdoor furniture. Decorate the space with comfort and sustainability in mind. Add a bit of landscape, lighting, and remove any harmful plants that can hurt your pet or little ones.
If you and your family love to whip up new recipes, an outdoor kitchen can be a great addition. Cooking outdoors keeps the smell of whatever you’re cooking out of the house. To enjoy chilly nights, a simple fire pit will do.
To enjoy nature more and teach kids to be responsible, grow a garden outback. Grow vegetables local to your climate and have the kids help in taking care of the garden. You can make your own produce, cook, or share them with your loved ones.
An improved backyard can also be a great place to take your favorite book or laptop to do some remote work. The kids can play with their pets here and bask in Vitamin D. You can even use this space as a makeshift campsite where you can toast marshmallows in the fire pit and share scary stories with the family.
Homeowners have different ideas on what projects make better sense. It all depends on your budget, needs, and preferences. Consider your purpose for improving the house. It pays to add projects that will boost your home’s efficiency, sustainability, and health.