In Part 1 of the Home Improvement Tips, we touched on the Budget and Hiring a Contractor. Today, we will look at some common home improvement mistakes that are to be avoided.
Many home owners have a creative streak and they think of their home as the perfect canvas where they can “paint” their masterpiece. While it’s always good to express yourself, it doesn’t make much financial sense to make a highly personal imprint on your home. What’s “perfect” for one person may not be quite so acceptable to another person. In this sense, it’s best to opt for a less personal touch.
Out of Character
Sometimes, home owners may also get too carried away in their home improvement venture that they end up creating a monstrosity of a home. Do you really need to build that mini-golf course or tennis court? On another level, the home owner may build a space age house in the middle of a mature neighborhood with quaint, quiet houses. Is it appropriate to have such additions or renovations?
When you are making home improvements, think about how the renovations and remodeling will enhance the appearance of the house. For instance, a potential buyer will likely be more impressed by a new coat of paint than the radiant floor heating system.
Follow these simple home improvement tips to boost the value of your home in Dunkirk real estate, and most importantly, be disciplined in your project.