Home improvement tips for any home.

Home improvement projects not only creates beautiful upgrades to your home but can also increase its overall value.

The following tips from The Lawhead Team offer some of the most cost-effective and valuable home improvement enhancements you can make to your home. Whether you are looking to sell or simply improve the quality of enjoying your home, these home improvement tips will add value to your home.

Helpful Tip #1 – Updated homes frequently sell faster. The renovation of dark or dated kitchens is one of the most profitable home improvements you can make.

Helpful Tip #2 – Time to refinance your mortgage? If interest rates are lower now than when you closed on your current mortgage, you may be able to save money by refinancing.

Helpful Tip #3 – Updating an old bathroom is one of the most profitable home improvements you can make.

Helpful Tip #4 – Adding casual living areas like a den or family room is a smart home improvement.

Helpful Tip #5 – The following are great home improvements which will last years:

  • new chimney: 100 years or more
  • asphalt shingles: 15 to 30 years
  • a wooden deck: 15 years
  • ceramic tile or terrazzo: 100 years or more
  • vinyl flooring: 20 to 30 years
  • oak or pine floors: 100 years

Helpful Tip #6 – Planning to buy new appliances? Here’s how long they generally last.

  • refrigerators: up to 20 years
  • microwave: 10 years or more
  • stove: 15 years or more
  • washer and dryer: about 13 years

Helpful Tip #7 – Adding a second bath to a house can be a significantly profitable home improvement.

home improvementHelpful Tip #8 – It’s true: sometimes you have to spend money to save money. Buying a new refrigerator can save you money on electricity. Insulating an attic can save on heating and air-conditioning bills. The home improvement you make not only save you money now but may also increase the value of your home.

Have questions on other helpful home improvement tips?  Ask The Lawhead Team!