Home Improvement Strategies for You


Home improvement means improving the features of the home, thereby increasing its value, aesthetic and economic. Home improvement is a big decision and may involve sufficient funds along with high personal involvement. One has to contend with suppliers, workers, and make on the spot decisions to ensure smooth workflow. Attention to details and not changing plans midway, helps in successful execution.

Home Improvement Areas can be considered for remodeling of your home
There are many areas where home improvement can take place. Home Improvement area can be classified into categories Indoor and outdoor. Some of the possible indoor and outdoor areas for home improvement are explained below

Possible home improvement area in Indoor

The floor can be of stone, marble, granite, mosaic, hardwood, ceramic tiles, laminates, or covered by carpet and rugs.

Ceilings can be of any color; however, generally white color gives the best effect for contrasting with the walls. Fans may be placed on the ceiling to give an effective and a cheap alternative to air conditioners or as a standby in case the air conditioner breaks down.

Family photo frames, painting, statues, or other antiques may be used to decorate the walls. Walls can even be kept bare to give a sense of breadth to the room. Different colors and types of paint or wallpaper may be used as per individual choice.

Doors & Windows can be changed to ensure greater sunlight, air, and security.

The kitchen can be improved to contain the latest cooking gadgets. Cabinets can be changed to accommodate more utensils, jars, and boxes. Countertops may be altered to give a more modern perspective. Faucets and fixtures may be changed to obtain both hot and cold water supply. Dripping faucets may also need to change.

Bathroom, toilets, tubs and showers may be replaced to add more convenience and luxury. Faucets and fixtures may be changed. Sinks may be replaced or repaired. Wall tiles may be changed to give a more modern look. The breadth and height of the mirrors may be changed to give a sense of space to the room.

All faucets, sinks, plumbing may be replaced according to design. Leaks in pipes have to be blocked or if necessary, the pipes may be changed.

Air conditioners and fireplaces may be repaired or changed to improve heating and cooling.
Ladders & Scaffolding may be polished if of wood, or may be changed to metal, stone or granite according to the interior d├ęcor.

Proper filtration and storage of water may be reconsidered to improve water improvement.

New look furniture as per current trend may be arranged with modern designs.

Carpets & Rugs may be changed according to individual taste.

Electrical fittings and lights can make a dramatic difference to a room. Proper lighting arrangements with dimmers can be considered. Switches and plug points at appropriate places may be placed for TVs, computers, music systems and other appliances. Piped music through the ceiling may also be considered.

Doors, locks, bells, alarms, fire alarms, may be updated as per modern standards. This arrangement will improve Safety & Security.

Possible home improvement area in Outdoor

Roofs & Chimneys can be repaired, painted, or tiled.

Lights can be arranged at strategic locations to improve overall visibility of lawns and gardens. Gardens can be designed with specific themes like Japanese rock garden, etc. New varieties of plants and trees can be planted.

Swimming pools are usually outdoors but may also be indoors. Usually not much change is undertaken here due to the cost factor. However, effective water changing system, and heating system can be updated. Diving boards can be replaced.

Garages may be extended to accommodate more cars. Work sheds may be equipped with new tools.
Driveways & Metal gates may be repaired and painted as required by the home improvement plan.

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