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lEasy Home Upgrades

If you are in the market to sell your home or if you want to increase the value of your home, you may be looking at various design projects. The problem is, that most people find projects to be overwhelming, too time-consuming, or the projects may have an inability to increase the value of a home significantly. Fortunately for many homeowners, there are some easy home upgrades that can be done in a weekend or less that will increase the overall value of the home. If you are simply looking for some easy home of great weekend projects to make your home better for you and your family, these projects may work well for you.

Ceiling Fans

 

Upgrading a ceiling fan or upgrading ceiling fans throughout the home can bring an entirely new look to the space. You may be thinking that upgrading a ceiling fan means going out and purchasing a new ceiling fan. The truth is, that you can upgrade a ceiling fan quickly and easily for a reasonable fee and much less than buying a new ceiling fan would cost. One of the easiest ways to upgrade a ceiling fan is to paint the hardware or the body of the ceiling fan itself. You can use metallic paints to do this. It's as simple as removing the blades, adding painters tape, and covering up the sockets. Once this is done you can spray the hardware the color that you prefer and allow it to dry. Once it's done, put the blades back on, remove the painters tape, uncover the sockets, replaced light bulbs, and you're done.

Tile Back Splash

 

A tile backsplash in the kitchen or in the bathroom is an easy project that takes less than a weekend to complete. You can buy the tile, the grout, and any other supplies you need at your local hardware or home improvement store. In some cases, you will not need to remove any wall item, unless something already exists there such as crown molding or some other sort of trim. A tile back splash can cost less than expected and will greatly increase the overall look of the room.

Flooring

 

One of the quickest and easiest home upgrades is to remove carpets and bring out the hard wood floor underneath it. Of course, you will first want to make sure there is a hardwood floor in place and that the hard wood floor is not too terribly damaged. With the right tools and materials you can remove the old carpeting, carpet glue, and any other materials or padding that is in the way. After you've removed all the unnecessary items or old items, you can begin buffing the floor. By renting a floor buffer and by having a little bit of patience, you can easily upgrade the floor of your home to a hardwood classic style that is considered valuable to home appraisal.

These are just a few the easy home upgrades that you can do over a weekend or in a day. These upgrades change the entire look of a ram, are easy to accomplish, and are fairly low in cost. They are also the upgrades that will bring you a high yield if you decide to sell the home.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.