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5 Renovations You Can Make On Your Home

May 7, 2008
When it comes to renovating your home, you want to take into account your own personal interests and tastes as well as those of a potential buyer. If you are simply renovating your home for your liking, putting your taste into it comes first. But you always want to get the most out of your project. Here are five renovations you can make on your home that are sure to please not only you but potential purchasers as well.

1. Floors

One of the first things people see when coming into your home is the flooring. If you have torn up carpet or scratched hardwood, it is going to stand out and can dull the appeal of the rest of the home. Having a darker stained hardwood floor in your house can bring a simple and elegant look to the property. You would be surprised at what kind of an effect new flooring can have on a potential buyer.

2. Kitchen

Moving into the house, the kitchen truly is the heart of the home. This is where a lot of time is spent and typically where you hang out when guests are over. It has been found that you will get a 44% return over any other investment you may make in renovations on your home. Some popular styles to take into consideration include granite countertops, fine grained maple, and tiling for the floor. You don't necessarily have to spend ten of thousands of dollars on a custom kitchen, but a clean modern look will make the heart of your home a more welcoming place.

3. Bathrooms

The bathroom is where you want to provide a peaceful and relaxing space. You can get a 56% return on investment over any other project you may consider with the bathroom. It is important you keep it simple, yet elegant with tile or marble flooring, a large tub and a rain shower head. Some quick upgrades can be changing the toilet with a low or dual flush design, or updating the vanity and adding new vanity lighting.

4. Paint

Paint sums up your home inside and out. This is what brings to life the home and shows what kind of house it really is. There is nothing wrong with making different rooms different colors, but be careful with mixing and matching in a room. There are several variations you can make, but neutral colors accented with warm and dramatic colors can liven up the home.

5. Landscaping

Before anyone even gets inside your home, they are going to see the landscaping from outside. Make your home look as peaceful and appealing as possible. You can do this by keeping your lawn trimmed appropriately, adding bright flowers, rocks, and maybe even a bird bath. While you do not want to go over the top, having something is imperative.

Whether you are trying to sell your home or just want to take on a project for your home, these are a few of the best renovations you can make on your home. Everything from inside out makes a difference, which is why you must pay attention to the landscaping in.
About the Author
Veronica Key is a sales representative for Forest Hill Real Estate and has over 18 years of experience. Contact Veronica and her team of professionals to search for Toronto condominium real estate and for market news and information.
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