Monday, September 17, 2012

High End Home Improvements On A Budget

Everyone has advice on ways to improve your home.  Home improvements come in all shapes, sizes and budgets when it comes to a person’s home.  You can improve your home by enhancing your kitchen with some new hardware for the cabinets, a visible home improvement.  A less noticeable way but much needed home improvement includes adding a home security system.  This article will explore various home improvements that completely change the look and feel of your home and those that change the way you feel when you are in your home.

The first home improvement that I like to explore is homesecurity.  There are a variety of home alarms on the market that allow you home to be monitored and secured when you are at home or away.  Besides the standard door locks’ being changed when you purchase a new home it is important to have a home security professional out to advise you on a security system set up for your home.  

The smaller the budget the better I say when it comes to improvements within the home because it makes us get creative and use items we have on hand.  My favorite home improvement that packs a huge punch under a hundred dollars comes in the kitchen.  Often time’s cupboards are dated while appliances are changed and improved upon over the lifetime of the space.  A coat of black paint made to the edges of the cupboards or middle piece can make old oak country cabinets updated and modern.  This along with some new hardware completely changes the look of the area under a hundred bucks and leaves you a happy homeowner. 

Another inexpensive improvement is something that changes each room in your home at the cost of about thirty bucks a gallon.    Painting your home is the quickest, most inexpensive route to change and improve upon the existing space.   A little fresh color makes every room pop.  Adding a bit of flair to the home using bolder colors really improves the home. 

A favorite home improvement if mine is the installation of ceiling fans.  I am a huge fan of reducing energy bills and adding to the look of each room.  Ceiling fans add circulation and help to cool the home throughout the summer months.  Throughout the winter the fan can be reversed pushing the warm air down into the living space.  This combined with adding a unique look to each room makes a ceiling fan another inexpensive home improvement project. 

Major home improvements such as furnace installation and central air conditioning are important as our items on the exterior of the home.  Homeowners have the ability to choose where their improvement dollars go when it come to their home.  Function and safety are often projects that come before the addition of the frills and decorative changes.  The end goal remains the same in any project that combines your house and family; improve the space to improve the overall enjoyment of time spent within the space.

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