Updated infrastructure (HVAC, roof, plumbing, electrical systems) add a great deal more value to your home, your largest investment! You’ll be surprised by how much these updates increase the comfort of your home…and make it more desirable to potential buyers if you choose to sell. No one wants to buy a home with luxurious spa-like bathrooms and a gourmet chef’s kitchen but a clunky old air conditioner, cracking roof, or leaky water heater. Call Wolff Mechanical today to schedule a no-charge estimate to replace your HVAC and water heater!
Let Wolff handle the complicated mechanical stuff, leaving you more time to spend on fun and creative home improvement projects. Here are two suggestions to add value to your home and to keep the positive momentum going all year long. Plus, they can be a fun bonding activity to do with your significant other or kids. Who says home improvement has to be a chore?
Tip 1: Paint!
One of the easiest and most cost-effective home improvements of all is paint. It’s pretty simple: freshly painted rooms look neat and updated, which equals more value. When selecting colors, keep in mind that neutrals appeal to the greatest number of people. (therefore making your home more desirable to a larger audience) On the other hand, an all-white house is boring and potentially looks like an insane asylum in a scary movie. So avoid extremes: bland white and obnoxious orange aren’t the way to go here. Do choose something that appeals to you personally as warm and comforting. Chances are, most people will like it too.
Here’s the best part: on average, a gallon of paint costs around $25, leaving you plenty of money to buy rollers, painter’s tape, drop cloths and brushes. So buy a few gallons and have fun painting the walls! Don’t worry, you’re not re-creating the Mona Lisa here. No expertise required.
Tip 2: Make a Wall Calendar
A giant wall calendar prominently displayed in a central area of your home or office is a great way to stay organized. Not only will you know what you have to do today, but you can see what days are open in the future to plan fun activities (more date nights and vacations!) Sure, you can always buy a big calendar, but it’s more rewarding, original, and sometimes even cheaper to make one yourself. Here’s one idea…
Purchase chalk paint, chalk, and a 4x4ft board of plywood at your local hardware store (it’ll cost about $20). Simply paint one side of the board with the chalk paint and let it dry overnight. Draw on your calendar the next day. The best part is that chalk is easy to erase, so don’t worry if you mess up and the lines aren’t straight. Scheduling and rescheduling events is equally easy.
Bonus tip: get multi-colored chalk and color code your events – “work”, “fun”, “exercise”, “errands”, etc. Or use the different colors to doodle fun designs along the border. Release your inner child!