Whether you plan to live in your Saskatoon home for a very long time or are considering selling it sometime in the future, making improvements to your home’s basic elements is crucial to protecting your property’s value.
Even the smallest improvements are an investment and may yield to future returns. And if you don’t plan on selling anytime soon, upgrades to your home is certainly still a lifestyle enhancement that you deserve.
If you’re thinking of remodelling your home this summer, consider starting with the following upgrades.
- Upgrade the Exterior
There are endless possibilities for improving your home’s exterior. You could start with a new coat of paint or upgrade the gutters. However, it’s best to put your focus on what is essential first.
Saskatoon’s frigid temperatures that rapidly change can cause damage to your roof with ice damming. With the snow melting on rooftops and re-freezing along the roof’s edge, your roof may have suffered some damage over the winter season.
Your gutters, siding, and foundation are good places to start looking for signs of wear, cracks, and any damage that is visible. You can potentially save yourself thousands of dollars in future repairs by detecting and repairing these problems early on.
With the essential elements of your home exterior like the roof and gutters in working order, you can now start considering aesthetic upgrades like a new coat of paint, dressing up the front or door, or adding accent trim.
- Remodel Your Kitchen
Many start with the kitchen when they want to increase the value of their home dramatically. Adding new energy-efficient appliances and phone charging stations are great ways to modernize any kitchen. But if you’re seeking to add more timeless appeal, think about natural stone surfaces and wood flooring. Nice new touches would include lighting fixtures, additional storage and waste areas, and devoting a unique space for pets.
And if you want to go beyond remodelling your kitchen, consider upgrading your home with the addition of an outdoor kitchen that boasts a built-in grill, a fire pit, and even a stone pizza oven.
- Invest In Natural Stone
There are materials that simply never go out of style and one of them is natural stone. It’s true that installing natural stone like granite can be quite expensive. However, when you take into consideration the longevity and durability of granite, it proves to be a good investment.
Natural stone isn’t just limited to your kitchen and can also be used in pathways, entryways and other exterior areas of your home where it will add to the home’s aesthetic value.
- Rework the Bathroom
Because the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in any home, it will probably need the most refreshing particularly if it’s been neglected. Even the smallest bathrooms can use some reworking, and it can be as simple as adding new lighting or adding additional storage.
You may want to remodel your bathroom because it is completely outdated, has plumbing problems, or no longer safe to use. Or maybe you just want to increase the value of your home.
Whatever your reasons, the best place to start is by replacing any construction materials that have been infested by mold or mildew. From there, you can make additions to your bathroom that will reduce the future growth of mold like additional ventilation or radiant heat flooring that naturally heats the rooms evenly.
- Create Curb Appeal
Before getting too caught up in the endless garden and landscaping possibilities for your home, remember that the best environment for your home should complement your house’s proportions and existing features.
A Saskatoon landscaping contractor will present you with a sitemap of your home that will show where it is most fitting to add paths, trees, grass, flowers, fountains, and lighting. From there, you can start to plan the details like choosing the plants for your flower beds and landscaping rocks like gravel, crushed stone or river rocks. Additionally, a landscaping professional would advise you on the best plants and materials that are ideal for Saskatoon weather.
When it comes to home upgrades, you’ll have endless options for aesthetic enhancements, and improvements. Partner with a home professional for the specific areas of your home that you want to invest in to ensure that you have someone experienced to give you the best advice on home improvement that will last and most importantly, fits your lifestyle.
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