One of the concerns many homeowners have when it comes to renovations for their property is budget. It’s true, having the finances and other resources available for your improving your home is important, but it is also key to remember that not every project is a major renovation. Even the slightest upgrade, alteration, or fix to your home betters its market value and boosts your quality of living. Here is an idea of some smaller scale refurbishments with tremendous upside value.
Shutters / Window Awning Installation
One of the major projects that Snap Construction specializes in is window replacements. This is a very worthwhile renovation as it improves energy efficiency and aesthetics. You can also upgrade the window situation that you currently have by adding features such as shutters or a window awning. Shutters help transform the look of your home, and an awning can actually keep the sun’s UV rays from penetrating which helps ease the strain on your AC.
Have Crown Molding Installed
Part of finish carpentry almost always includes installing baseboard trim in kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Crown molding on the top where the walls meet the ceiling is not always part of the process however. Having a contractor install crown molding adds to the finished look of the space by creating a frame in the room.
Mini Remodel Your Kitchen
A full scale kitchen overhaul is a major project but you can still upgrade the most important room in the home in a detailed way. This involves smaller scale changes with big payoff that includes painting cabinets, installing new cupboard handles and other accessories, adding under-cabinet or counter lighting, to name a few.
Changing out your front entry door offers a high percentage return on investment of a home remodeling project. Changing materials (steel to wood or vice-versa) and opting for a bright color (red/green) is a small alteration that adds nearly an entirely new look to your home’s curb appeal. Door replacement also adds a security upgrade.
Adore Your Stairs
Depending on the layout of your home, the staircase to an upper level could be the first focal point that visitors see. There are multiple ways to spruce up a staircase including adding wood or carpet on the tread, painting the riser a contrasting color, or changing the nosing. Swap out the railing style and you’ve got a seemingly inconspicuous renovation that provides a very noticeable change in looks.
These are just some examples of some projects to consider this summer that aren’t as big of an investment. For your next Minneapolis roofing or siding replacement, window replacements, insulation, or deck projects, give us a call for a free inspection and estimate.