June 26, 2010

Summer Home Improvement

For many people the season of summer means that they have a little more time on there hands and that they are starting to think about summer around-the-house projects. There are several inexpensive home improvement projects that could make your home more appealing to buyers that don't take a whole lot of time.

The first and one of the most well known home improvement project is painting the rooms in your house. When painting, make sure that you choose neutral colors that will, in general, appeal to many people. Extravagant colors can sometimes take away from the space and the good features in a room if the buyer looking at your home is not fond of the color. Neutral colors are the safer choice.

How long has the flooring in your house been in your home? Another good home improvement project is replacing the flooring in your home. This can be fairly inexpensive and could make a good do-it-yourself project for the summer and wood floors are very attractive to many buyers as well.

Lighting can be a downfall in some older homes for some buyers. Therefore, updating outdated lighting fixtures can be both inexpensive and beneficial to potential buyers. You can often find light fixtures at home depot or another local hardware or light fixture supplier in your area.

If your kitchen has a lot of floor space and not enough counter space another Summer project could be building an island for your kitchen. If you don't feel comfortable building your own it is not hard to find inexpensive islands to buy for your home as well.

Sometimes it is the small things that make the biggest differences. If you are worrying about spending too much on home improvements in today's economy, keep in mind that there are inexpensive ways to make your home more appealing to buyers.

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