A few projects around the house are all it takes to breathe new life into your home.
From upgrading your flooring to enhancing your curb appeal and installing custom shutters, we’re sharing four home improvement ideas to consider.
Upgrade Your Flooring
New flooring can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your home.
Before making your selection, do your research to determine which material will work best for your lifestyle.
For instance, if you want hardwood flooring in your kitchen or bathroom, be aware that moisture can pose a problem if not properly handled. This means spills in your kitchen and during your kid’s bath time could create stains and change the appearance.
Luckily, thanks to polyurethane finishes and sealers which make it more durable, hardwood floors are making a comeback in these areas of the house.
TIP: When upgrading your flooring, be sure to stay consistent. Multiple types of flooring in a house can be a turnoff for potential buyers when the time comes for you to sell.
Enhance the Curb Appeal
Since the exterior of your home is the first thing people see, here are a few ideas to give your property a boost and make a good impression:
- Instead of having your front door blend in with the rest of your house, consider repainting with a bold and bright color that compliments the other colors of your home’s exterior. When choosing the color, hold up a swatch or purchase samples of the paint to make sure it’s what you want before you start the project.
- You might not notice it, but your walkways, driveway, and siding could be dirtier than you think. Power washing is a satisfying chore that’ll almost instantaneously brighten up the exterior of your home by getting rid of the layer of dirt and grime. If you don’t own a power washer, don’t worry. Hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s have power washers you can rent to get the job done.
- A manicured lawn and beautiful flowers are major components of your home’s curb appeal. Consider adding some greenery in vibrant pots for a pop of color in your entryway, and make your garden and other areas of your yard look polished with proper edging. There are plenty of edging ideas out there so do your research and find a solution that fits the overall aesthetic of your home.
Replace Cabinet Hardware
It doesn’t take much to improve the look and feel of your kitchen and bathroom. Something as simple as upgrading your cabinet hardware can take your room to the next level. Consider swapping out the basic, original knobs and handles with something that has a little more character, color, and style to add dimension to your cabinets.
Glass knobs and pulls as well as gold and copper finishes and flat black hardware are all on trend in 2020. But, when it comes down to it, choose a finish and design that fits your style and space.
Install Custom Shutters
Not only do quality custom shutters make your home look more beautiful and energy efficient, they are included in home appraisals and can increase the value of your home.
And, at Avalon, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all window shutter.
Our team of experts will handcraft your window and door shutters for a custom fit and look based on the exact measurements from your home.
Our ability to custom design each shutter in our Southern California factory gives you more options than anyone else.
If you’re ready to Transform Your Home, contact us today!