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Not only do you live in your house, but it’s also an investment. What’s great is that the upgrades you make often improve the value of your it. Sometimes the improvement increases your home’s value more than the cost. You win in multiple ways with housing upgrades.


Bathroom remodel

A bathroom remodel is a great upgrade, especially if you have an old house. You can do things like replacing the tub, tile, toilet flooring, sink, fixtures, and vanity. Some bathrooms could use a fresh coat of paint. You can use a spray-on texture for walls that are damaged. If your shower doors are old consider replacing them.



The yard is a lot of upkeep and many homeowners would benefit from either a professional landscaping service or more dedication from the owner.

You have a variety of options and landscaping allows your true creativity to come to light. If your bushes and trees are overgrown, use some shears. You can use multicolored flowers as the foundation. Others only want to use one color. A walkway or fountain adds to the outside of a house.


Small Kitchen Remodel

A total kitchen remodel might cost a small fortune but a small one is manageable. You can do things like replacing the cabinets and drawers. Depending on the situation, you can also redo the sinks, fixtures, and flooring.

The countertop is the centerpiece of the kitchen. If you’re on a strict budget, you can go with laminate. But sometimes stone or glass is a good choice.

If you’re really on a budget, you can sand and paint your existing cabinets. That way they look fresh but you avoid having to buy and install new ones.


Attic Bedroom Conversion

Most people don’t do much with their attic. It’s often just used for storage. Why not convert it into a new bedroom or a den?

You should install insulation to lower utility bills. Be sure your HVAC will be able to handle the additional demands.



A deck can be a great addition to the home. They’re great for parties or to barbeque on. Make sure the railing is safe and attractive. If you have air conditioning units sticking out of your house, try to camouflage them with a wooden trellis. Costs for this can vary widely. A deck with a simple pattern and pressure-treated wood can be both affordable and yield a good return on investment.

Your home is your castle. Upgrades not only improve your quality of living but can increase its value.