If elderly parents live in your home, plan your home improvements or remodeling to make their living space safe and easily accessible. A step-in shower stall, for example, is much easier to access and reduces the risk of slipping. Installing simple grab bars can also provide comfort and safety for someone elderly.
A great investment in any house, new or old, is soundproofing the interior walls of the home. However, soundproofing each interior wall of your home might not be in your budget, so determine which walls are the most important. The most important rooms to soundproof are bathrooms, bedrooms and equipment rooms. The kitchen is also a good area to install soundproofing in, provided the kitchen is not open to too many other spaces.
If you install new cabinetry in the kitchen, make sure all cabinets are firmly attached to the walls. Before you start installing, find all your wall studs. Then you can place screws easily. All you need is a cheap stud finder that you can pick up at your local hardware store.
Add fruit and flowers to your kitchen for a bright, fresh look. You can add a pop of energy to your kitchen with a bouquet of new flowers or an arrangement of colorful fruit. It is a very inexpensive fix to help brighten up your kitchen. Even on the worst of days, just viewing a vase of attractive blooms can quickly brighten your mood!
Think about hiring a contractor to help you increase your home value through improvements and interior design. They can give valuable suggestions on which renovations will give you the most return on your investment.