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Renovations That Add Value to Your Home

Home value, it’s huge. If you are planning to sell or re-mortgage, the goal is to have less money into it than what it’s worth. Sometimes you want a refresh without breaking the bank, so let’s take a peek at some easy DIY renovations that pay you back big in the end.


Kitchen – This is the big one. Yes, it can easily be where you spend the most amount of money, but it’s also one of the main factors in resale. If you are working with a smaller budget, you can still update your kitchen without changing the floorplan and get a better response from potential buyers. Or if you just want to update your kitchen without spending a fortune.

1-     Paint your cabinets

2-     Add new hardware to your cabinets

3-     Replace old flooring

4-     Replace your countertops with laminate (without replacing your cabinets)

5-     Replace faucets


Bathroom – Second, but certainly just as impactful, is your home's bathrooms. You don’t need to gut your bathroom to update it; here are some things you can do to upgrade that tired old space.

1-   Re-glaze or have a tub insert put in

2-   Replace the vanity (this is less cumbersome than you might think)

3-   Paint the vanity

4-   Replace the toilet (toilets are easy to install and if you have an outdated colour, this makes a huge difference)


Create Space – This doesn’t always mean an addition or anything so costly; here are some ways to ‘create’ space where you already have it.

1-  Finish your basement

2-  Convert your attic to living space

3-  Take down a wall (which gives the illusion of more space)

4-  Convert your garage into a livable space (think game room or den)


Energy-efficiency – It not only looks good to potential buyers, but it also saves you money as you live in the home. It doesn’t need to be a huge price tag to help your home be more energy efficient.

1-     Make sure your home has sufficient insulation

2-     Replace the weather stripping around doors

3-     Add a programmable thermostat

4-     Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs

5-     Replace an ageing exterior door


Paint – The easiest and quickest way to update anything really; you can use paint in so many ways to update your home without spending top dollar. Here are some things you can refinish and make your space look brand new.

1-     Kitchen cabinets

2-     Bathroom vanities

3-     Walls

4-     Furniture

5-     Doors

6-     Trim


These are just some do-it-yourself ideas to bump up the value of your home that don’t break the bank. Remember to go with neutral colours if you are planning to sell. If you have any questions or want quotes on any of your home renovation ideas, pop into the store, our knowledgeable staff will help you with a quote and talk with you about the work it will take to give your space an update. Renovating doesn’t have to be scary; you can have fun with it when you have Lealta at your back ready to help!








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