Being a homeowner means shouldering many responsibilities. You pay a mortgage, maintain insurance and keep up with property taxes. Of course, owning your own home isn’t just about dealing with these tasks. It’s also about enjoying the utmost in comfort in your own home. When your home becomes less than comfortable, you may wonder if it’s time to sell and move on or if you should consider home improvements. While selling your house may be tempting, consider making these five valuable home improvements instead. Professionals who provide carpentry, electrical and plumbing services can help you make your home more comfortable and livable.
One of the easiest ways to make your home more beautiful is to let in more light. Work with a contractor who provides carpentry services to create larger windows or knock down walls that inhibit the entry of light into your home. As you consider ways to add more light, be sure to account for your home’s position. You’ll need to know what direction your home is facing in order to make the most of natural light.
You can also call in a professional electrical contractor to install new lighting fixtures. You may need to ask your contractor to complete other electrical services such as updating your home’s power grid to accommodate more appliances or lighting. It’s important to trust a professional to make electrical improvements in your home. After all, electrical work must conform to local and state buildings codes.
Update Your Bathroom
Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home. Updating your bathroom with modern flooring, cabinetry and fixtures can add new life to your home. For flooring, consider using tile for durability ease of cleaning. Unless you have experience laying tile, it’s best to ask a professional to help you with this task. You can complete some basic improvements, such as changing drawer pulls and knobs, on your own. Even these simple updates can make a big difference in your space.
When it comes to choosing new fixtures, look for simple-but-elegant options that will stand the test of time. Work with a professional plumber to replace outdated bathroom fixtures. Before making improvements, ask your plumber to complete an inspection of your bathroom to identify any problems with your pipes that might cause leaks or damage. Fixing basic plumbing problems will add to your home’s value while allowing you to enjoy greater comfort.
Open Up Space
Making your home more spacious is another way to add value and increase your overall comfort. You might decide to turn two smaller, unused bedrooms into a study. Perhaps you’d like to combine your kitchen and dining room into one area with a buffet bar as a divider. Whether you want to make your kitchen bigger or knock down walls to turn two small rooms into a large living area, you’ll need to work with a contractor who provides professional carpentry services. A carpenter can provide you with guidance and inspiration as you open up space in your home.
Of course, a room addition also offers a great way to create more space in your home. One of the most popular additions is a sunroom. You can use a sunroom as a gardening center in the spring and summer and an entertaining hub in the fall and winter. Be sure to choose windows certified by ENERGY STAR in order to realize the best in energy savings. It’s also a good idea to work with a contractor who can provide electrical services designed to optimize efficiency.
Replace Your HVAC System
A new heating and cooling system can make a big difference in the overall comfort of your home. If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old or if your comfort costs have increased significantly over the past year, it might be time to choose a new HVAC system. Your contractor can help you size and choose the right system for your home. You should also be sure to add a programmable thermostat, which can help you save on energy costs while providing for greater convenience.
Make Over Your Basement
Turning an unfinished basement into a fresh living or entertainment space is another great way to improve your home. You’ll add the most value to your home if you ensure that your basement is adequately insulated and waterproofed. If your family includes children, consider turning this area into a play room. A play room will help you control clutter in the rest of your house while providing hours of fun for your kids.
At Custom Mechanical, we’re proud to provide the best in HVAC, carpentry, electrical and plumbing services to homeowners throughout Frankford and the surrounding beach communities. Call us today to find out how we can help you make crucial improvements to your home. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to make your home improvement dreams come true.