New staircase to garage access

Small Home Improvements For Big Changes

Written by Matt Normandin on . Posted in How To..., Remodeling Projects

Do you love your home but need a change?

Here are some small home improvements for big changes for the enjoyment and resale value of your home.

Going With The Flow

This stair project created easier access from the garage into main house. Just a small investment ($5600) to connect the garage to the kitchen, made this house run smoother, especially in inclement weather, and added great resale value.

New staircase to garage access

Custom Kitchen 75% Off

A custom kitchen remodel for a 10 x 12 space typicality starts at $25,000. You could have contractors do a significant kitchen update, even in stages, for around $7500. Granite counter tops average $3000, under cabinet LED lighting for five units avgerage $1200, and tile, hardwood or cork floor around $1200.

Granite Counter Top Upgrade


Don’t have $10,000 to remodel your bathroom? Again, you can renovate in stages making some cosmetic changes. Update the tile floor (around $1000), get a new vanity, sink, mirror & lighting (about $1000), paint the walls ($500), and freshen up the grout and glaze on the tub and replace fixtures (average $1200).  A word of caution: bathrooms are notorious for having hidden rot, so be sure you don’t have any before you invest in just cosmetics.

Tile Installation


Is is finally time to make some improvements to your basement or family room? $2500 will usually get you 10 linear feet of cabinets, a laminate counter top, a stainless steel drop-in bar sink and an under-counter refrigerator to create a wet bar. For a few dollars a square foot you can cover concrete floors with an easy-to-install modular sub-floor or carpet squares an amazing transformation. About $9/square foot you could have a drop ceiling installed.

Details Add Dollars

Crown molding gives a room a crisp, clean finish that will make you fall in love with your house again. Starting at only $10/linear foot, you can have a pro give you the detail you’ve been missing.

Hardwood floors will always be in fashion. Refinishing is a quick and safe investment at about $5/square foot.

Hardwood Flooring and Refinishing

All of these project estimates include labor and materials. If you like being a weekend warrior, you can expect to spend 50-65% less.

But if you prefer to relax with friends and family enjoying your renovations, instead of making them help you do them, please give us a call!

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