You’ve bought the dream home, settled in and now you want to make some improvements—but where do you even start?
Our recommendation is to be strategic about your home improvements. View your home as an investment and choose improvements that will add the most value to your home, such as an additional bathroom or extra storage space. Especially if you have limited funds, it is a good idea to consider whether a project will have a decent return on investment.
It is also important to do your due diligence before you start on a project. Knowing major details ahead of time like how much it will cost, how long it will take, what materials you need and what design you want, can save you a lot of major headaches in the long run.
And, just like every great artist, a craftsman is only as good as the tools he uses. So even if you aren’t an expert at home improvements, you at least need the basics, like a hammer, drill, nails, etc. that can come in handy for both minor and major projects. If you don’t have the proper equipment, your project could end up being a total waste.
Don’t have the confidence to do it alone yet? Hire a contractor, or hone your skills by learning how to do basic home improvement tasks online. There are plenty of resources out there to help you tackle almost any project.
Most of all, have fun with it. Search for inspiration for your project by scrolling through Pinterest of flipping through magazines. You may uncover an idea that you hadn’t even thought of before. When it comes to home improvements, the sky is the limit. Just make sure that you stay realistic when it comes to how much you want to invest in regards to time, resources and money.