With the kids back in school, things are finally starting to cool down – well everything but the weather in Texas. Are there some things you would like updated within your home? If so, fall, the lull between summer vacation and the holidays, is the perfect time. Ready to get started? Take a look at these seven tips for home remodeling projects before you get started:
Upgrading the kitchen is one of the most common home improvement projects. While completely gutting the kitchen and starting from scratch is an option, there are some other ways to up the appearance of your kitchen – if you like the layout, of course. For a quick and inexpensive remodel of your kitchen, consider painting the cabinets, adding some cabinet hardware, installing a new backsplash, replacing the light fixtures, etc. These projects will upgrade your kitchen without up-ending your life.
Cabinets are often one of the priciest aspects of a home remodel project. With that in mind, be sure to stick to something that is timeless. Shaker style or flat front cabinets are a great option. If you don’t have a color in mind, stick to white paint, natural stain, or, if you want your cabinets to stand out, grays and blues.
The cost of flooring adds up fast, especially when it comes to real hardwood floors. However, other options may work better. Porcelain tile that looks like wood or marble is just as appealing, plus it is easy to clean and tough.
Changing the paint color throughout the home is the easiest and most inexpensive way to make a significant change in your home's overall appeal. Neutral colors like gray and taupe are always a great option. But, if you want to go bold, consider choosing just painting an accent wall. Too much of a bold color can overpower a room.
The powder room is where you can have a little fun. Consider trying some fun light fixtures and maybe some wallpaper with fun designs.
Don't forget the outside! Prune and trim the bushes, mow the lawn, add some seasonal plants, replace the old house numbers and more. A welcoming front yard and a comfortable and appealing backyard will delight any visitors.
Safety is of the utmost of importance as a homeowner. While you’re improving your home’s appearance, also upgrade its safety by adding some security cameras. Controlled by your smartphone, these cameras will come in handy when you are home and away.
Are you searching for a contractor in the Austin-area to help with some of these projects? Give us a call. We would be happy to connect you with a trusted professional.