Are you looking for inexpensive ways to add value to your home without breaking the bank? Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or just making some home improvements for your own enjoyment, it isn’t that difficult. There is an old saying that kitchens and baths sell homes so these tips focus on those two rooms.

Here are some good strategies to help you started:

The kitchen

For just a few hundred dollars:

-Replace the kitchen faucet

-Add new cabinet door handles

-Update old lighting fixtures

 

With a slightly larger budget:

-Give the cabinets a makeover by refacing them

-Get a facelift for your appliances buy ordering new doors or face panels for them

 

The bath

-Replace the toilet seat

-Add a new pedestal sink

-Replace the old bathroom floor with easy-to-apply vinyl tiles

-Re-grout the tile and replace any chipped tiles in the tub and shower

-If a new grout job won’t do, try a complete cover-up with a prefabricated tub and shower unit

Remember the actual cost of the renovation, and the value it adds to your home, depends on many factors including the real estate market value in your area.

Goffstown, NH:

This Single-Family in Goffstown, NH recently sold for $229,900.

This property features 2 full baths, 3 bedrooms, and was sold by
Peter Beauchemin – RE/MAX Synergy – Bedford

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Child-Proofing Your Home.

Unintentional injury is one of the leading causes of death in children under 14. That should be enough to make any parent shudder. Child-proofing a new or existing home can be quite the headache, but it’s an incredibly neccessary step in making sure your home is safe for all members of your family. Luckily, by following a simple checklist, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve covered most, if not all of your bases. While there are extra steps that may need to be taken on a house-by-house basis, most of these steps are applicable to just about every kind of residence.

Smoke Detectors – While this may seem like an obvious step, you’d be surprised how many people don’t follow through with their fire alert system. Low batteries, improper placement, and broken detectors can all spell potential tragedy for you and your family. Pay close attention to the manufacturer’s instructions. You should have at least one smoke detector per level of your home, including the basement and attic. One very important step you can take these days is to purchase batteries that are designated for electronic devices.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors – These need to be placed near sleeping areas, and at least 15 feet away from any fuel-burning appliances.

Anti-Scalding Devices for your faucets – Contact your local plumber to get an estimate.

Door Stops and Door Holders – If your home already comes equipped with these, then make sure they are all in good working order.

Outlet Covers and Plates – Ensure that covers and plates aren’t easily removable.

Edge and Corner Bumpers – These come in a variety of styles, and are easily installed on the sharp edges and corners of your home. Pay special attention to the corners in your kitchen, as many child injuries take place here.

Safety Latches and Locks – These need to be installed in cabinets that would be accessible at your child’s level. These will prevent your child from gaining access to areas that hazardous cleaning materials are stored, like under your sinks.

Doorknob Covers and Door Locks – Use these on rooms that aren’t child-proofed. If you can prevent unsupervised access to a room, you don’t have to worry about keeping it in perfect working order in regard to child proofing.

Child Gates – Stair-related accidents can be avoided by implementing a gate system. Pay special attention to the types of gates used…..Pet gates are NOT the same product, and may lack the level of protection needed to ensure proper safety of your child. Childen are resourceful individuals, and can breach many systems that your family pets cannot.

Fantastic 4 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home featuring 1st floor w/ hardwood floors throughout, light & bright updated eat-in kitchen w/ solid surface counters, new stainless steel appliances, new garbage disposal, lots of cabinets including built in desk area & china display, recessed lights, ceiling fan & picture window, spacious living room w/ new gas heat stove, ceiling fan & picture window, 2 bedrooms; one currently used as office w/ slider to deck, updated 1st floor full bathroom & small mudroom, 2nd floor w/ 2 good sized bedrooms & updated half bath. Plus full unfinished basement w/ laundry & plenty of room for storage, large deck leading to above ground pool w/ new liner, vinyl siding, replacement windows, updated electrical panel, newer roof, furnace & oil tank, huge backyard w/ great new shed & paved driveway on .33 acre lot in nice neighborhood in Pinardville.

This is a Cape/ Colonial/ New Englander/ W/Addition style home and features 6 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 0.33 Acres, and is currently available for $179,900.

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