If you’re chomping at the bit to be productive while spending more time at home, one thing to consider is working on your home. When it comes to home projects, there are countless opportunities. You can boost your home’s security, go for something as simple as minor organizational updates or freshly painted walls, or you can get help from a professional for bigger tasks like updating your kitchen or improving your home’s exterior. Not only will projects like these make your home more enjoyable to live in, but they will also increase its resale value.
Below, the experts at Dynamic Door Solutions Ltd. discuss these projects in more detail:
Adding DIY Security
Homes that don’t have a security system are more vulnerable to break-ins. While it’s not pleasant to think about, it’s true. And if you don’t have a security system, now is the perfect time to install one.
These days, there are a number of quality DIY security systems on the market. Since different systems come with different features, it’s important to consider what you actually want and need from your home security system. Door and window sensors, motion detectors, surveillance cameras, and smart home automation are a few examples of features to look for. Not only are they relatively simple to install, but they allow you to monitor your home remotely, whether you’re in your bedroom, at work, or out of town for a vacation once travel restrictions end.
An area you should pay special attention to when it comes to security is the garage. A high-quality garage door in a roller, sectional, side hinged, or timber model from Dynamic Door Solutions Ltd. adds a secure barrier to your garage so that your car and other stored belongings are protected — not to mention, any entrances from your garage to your home’s interior. To start your project, get in touch online or call 01948 258 322.
Showing the Kitchen Some TLC
If you’re like most homeowners, the kitchen is one of the most important areas of your home — yet you don’t have to spend a lot of money to give it a refresher. Consider replacing the hardware on your cabinets, including the hinges, handles, and/or knobs. And if you have any damaged floor tiles or countertops, it could be worth fixing those as well.
Painting the Walls
Painting is one of the most cost-effective ways to boost your home’s appeal and value. And if you make a day out of it by ordering food and taking breaks, it can be fun too! Research different colors, and get some samples to try out in each room you want to paint. If you have any plans to sell your home down the road, consider going with neutral hues, such as gray, beige, greige, or off-white.
Putting In New Floors
You might want to call a pro for this one, but installing new floors can really spruce up your home and add resale value. While hardwood flooring isn’t cheap, it’s also one of the most attractive and tends to add more value than some of the other options. But if you’re looking for more cost-effective flooring that is still appealing, laminate could be the way to go.
If your flooring just needs some TLC, rather than installing all new floors, look to local professionals (safely, of course) who can come in and clean your carpeting or refinish or reseal your wood floors.
Boosting Curb Appeal
Enhancing curb appeal covers a lot of ground, but the yard is a great place to start. Along with mowing the lawn and trimming any overgrown bushes and tree limbs, consider adding some colourful plants and flowers around the property. Also, check to see if your home’s exterior needs to be pressure-washed or painted, both of which you should consider getting professionally done unless you have experience. Moreover, little upgrades like replacing your house numbers and refreshing your mailbox can make a big difference.
With everything going on in the world right now, being productive while you’re stuck at home is one thing you can do. Consider putting in a security system, replacing your old garage door for a more secure model, refreshing your kitchen, painting your walls, installing new floors, and/or making some changes to enhance curb appeal. Since your home is likely one of your largest investments, putting the time and effort into improving it can pay off in no time.
To have a garage door installed that will boost your home’s value and security, get in touch with Dynamic Door Solutions Ltd.