Home Improvements You Can Do For Less Than $20,000
It is also the financial backbone of your financial portfolio. If you keep your home in good repair and upgrade as needed, the property value increases. This has a large impact on your credit score, financial stability and ability to borrow money.
However, keeping our homes modern and our landscapes spotless is costly. This is why we choose projects to undertake one at a time and base them on priority.
Kitchen and bath
That is why the kitchen and bathrooms make the top of our under 20K remodeling list.
Of course, the price of remodeling your kitchen and bath are based on the size, condition, and desired result of your home. But, we can still estimate what can be done for our budgeted price.
- Replace old sinks with modern sinks or vessels
- Replace outdated faucets with modern faucets
- Replace flooring
- Painting or refinishing cabinets
- Replacing countertops
- Placing backsplashes
- Replace fixtures, hardware, lighting, and kitchen decor
Since you are remodeling in stages, go with traditional designs and colors that stay in style year after year.
You can upgrade and remodel your bathroom for under $20K if you choose your materials wisely. You can achieve the look you want by:
- Replacing the tile
- Putting in stone walls
- Replacing the sinks with modern sinks or vessels
- Replace shower doors
- Upgrade a free standing tub
- Upgrade lighting
- Replace mirrors
- Replace handles
- Update decor
If you include wood flooring in your home improvements, stay away from Laminate or poor quality wood products. Those types of products are not an investment in the future of your home or its value.
The water tastes funny
You may be used to it, but a person who is not may notice an unusual odor or unpleasant tastes.
Even if you do not see the leaks, you could still have them. Small leaks behind walls, under floors and in hidden areas cause damage to the house and cost you money for water. Eventually, the leaks will be noticeable. You will have damaged walls, floors, ceilings, and even damage to the structure of the home.
Pipes freezing in the winter
Mold growing inside the walls due to dampness which is unhealthy
Mold can cause your family to become very ill and sometimes you cannot recover. It is especially dangerous to infants and senior citizens.
Build a steel backyard pub shed
Forget the man cave, the backyard pub shed is where the action is. Would you like to have your own private pub in your yard to entertain friends and family? Would you like to be the house where people congregate? Does the idea of kicking back with a cold drink, listening to music in the solitude of your own yard after a hard day sound like heaven? Well, this is another project you can do for less than $20,000.
Once your shed is in place, you simply need the basics. Install a modern sink or vessel in the bar, get a mini-fridge or a kegerator and a microwave for snacks. Music, dart boards, pool table, bar stools, or loungers and you are in business.
Build your hobby garage
They go up fast and are virtually maintenance free. They are also versatile. Meaning, if at some point in the future you want to turn your garage into a studio, or storage room, you can do so easily. These buildings come with a 40-year rust through guarantee. They never need painting and they come in a variety of colors and styles.
Ready for the investment?
The costs of these home improvement ideas are rather affordable, considering that remodeling work can cost up to 30% of the entire home’s value.
These are just a few idea of improvements you can make that will improve your quality of life and increase the value of your property. You do not have to spend a fortune to have the home of your dreams.
Before you decide on how to invest your money, consider hiring a home inspector to tell you of any problem areas you are unaware of. Have the roof, wiring, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, ventilation, and insulation checked. Check the walkways, driveways, and access points for needed repairs. Make sure your home is high quality and you will reap a great return on your investment.