by Todd Ellner
October 31, 2016 Home Renovation

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If you love your home but feel it’s getting cramped or outdated maybe it’s time to renovate.

How about the kitchen? Are the cabinets too dark and shabby? Are the appliances getting old? What about the countertops?

For many families, the kitchen is the heart and soul of family living. If your kitchen isn’t the warm, happening place you’d like it to be, perhaps this is the room to focus on as a renovation project.

Or, maybe it’s the main bathroom. Nothing says old than a moldy shower stall, fluorescent tube lights framing a metal medicine cabinet, or wall tiles of 1950s salmon pink and black.

There are simple things you can do, such as installing new light fixtures or applying a fresh coat of paint in a contemporary color to achieve a bright, snappy look.

Of course, these are merely cosmetic. For a major overhaul, an experienced custom home remodeler with an eye for sensational design can do wonders.

Maybe it’s time to knock down walls . The trend these days is an open-floor “great room” living plan. For example, if your house has a small living room with a wall that separates it from a smaller dining room, maybe it’s architecturally feasible open up that space to combine the two rooms into one large area. What a dramatic change that would be!

Any one of these remodeling ideas will work like magic into changing the look and feel of your home. Each or all will also boost the resale value of your home, which means the money you invest in these remodeling projects will be well worth the outcome.

Of course, if staying put is the goal, the resale value of your home is not an issue – or is it?

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