What do you think of when you hear the words “home remodeling”? For some, the image of a house in disarray for months on end with tools laying out and materials stacked in the front yard comes to mind. For others there is the worry of sticker shock, and a fear that costs will run over budget and they won’t be able to trust their general contractor to get the job done right.
Remodeling doesn’t have to be an all at once, huge thing that puts a strain on your living environment and budget. You can consider making small changes around your house that can make a huge difference. And the good news…you don’t have to do the work yourself! So read on and learn about some small home remodeling jobs that you can hire out.
We often say here at Experts In Your Home that painting is one of the quickest ways to update a home – inside or out. But let’s imagine that you don’t want to paint the whole house and you’re just focused on a couple of rooms inside. This is an easy job to hire out and get a fresh look in your home without having to break the bank. Changing the colors inside can make a room seem larger, warmer, or more decorative overall. Painting an entryway can create a new first impression when friends and family come over. Don’t underestimate the effect a new coat of paint can have in your home, and you don’t have to do the work yourself.
Having a new toilet installed and new fixtures can really improve a bathroom. You don’t have to consider a whole bathroom remodel to make some functional changes that also update the style of your home. And notice I said functional. Is there anything more frustrating than a toilet that regularly refuses to flush correctly? Are you tired of a sink faucet that continues to leak or just looks like it’s from a time in the distant past?
Whether inside or outside, adding new lighting fixtures can make a huge difference in how your home looks. This is something that you will likely want to hire out too since it involves electrical wiring and needs to be done to code. Some ideas: new recessed lighting in the kitchen to replace a fluorescent light, a new light bar in the bathroom for a modern touch, or a stylish new porch light to welcome people to your home and increase curb appeal.
If you’re adventurous, you can certainly try and learn to DIY flooring. There are people who have done a great job with this. But not everyone has the time or the skill. It also takes patience and resources to deal with mistakes that may be made by doing it yourself. That makes this one a great job to hire out. Imagine installing a new wood or laminate wood floor that looks beautiful and adds warmth and charm to your home. There are so many options for flooring these days. Concerned about the cost? Consider doing only a few rooms, like wood flooring in the entryway and main rooms but leaving carpet in the bedrooms.
You’re busy, and we hope this article has prompted you to dream a little and consider how even small things can improve your home – without taking all of your free time or draining your budget. If you want help with any of these jobs and more, call Experts In Your Home today or fill out a remodeling contact form online.