Posts made in August 2019

For Sale Part II: Bathroom Reno Tips To Close The Deal

When prospective buyers are touring homes for sale, they’re taking a close look at two things – kitchen and bathroom remodeling in St. Louis, MO. In our previous blog, we discussed upgrading lighting to give your kitchen a fresh and modern look that will attract buyers. Below, you’ll find tips on how to update your bathroom on a budget to attract the most potential buyers and land the best deal.

  • Add sophistication inexpensively with wainscoting. A tile or beadboard wainscot will add a timeless, polished, and upgraded look and easily wipes down for a quick clean in the bathroom.
  • Refresh cabinets rather than replacing them. Because of their high visibility, you want the cabinets to look crisp, clean, and fresh. So long as they are in good structural shape, you’ll get a better return on your investment by painting them or even re-facing them.
  • Upgrading fixtures and hardware is a must and is a quick and straightforward makeover option. You’d be surprised how old and outdated your current accessories likely are. You’ll transform the space with new overhead lighting, vanity lights, faucet fixtures, drawer pulls, and handles.
  • Never underestimate the power of new paint. It works wonders! A well-chosen contemporary palette can transform any space, particularly a bathroom. The right shade can make a room look bigger, brighter, and more inviting.

For Sale Part I: Kitchen Lighting Upgrades to Help Sell Your Home

Are you in the market to sell your home? With so many small towns and big cities flooded with inventory, making your home stand out will not only help it sell and sell quickly but sell for the price you’re hoping for. Getting top dollar for your home sometimes requires spending money on kitchen remodeling in St. Louis, MO, now before listing. While that seems counterintuitive, even small upgrades can help set your home apart from an outdated crowd.

For many, the kitchen can be a deal-breaker or a deal-maker when it comes to buying or selling a home. If you are trying to figure out which areas of your home to upgrade, buyers are most interested in the kitchen and bathrooms  – so it pays to upgrade these rooms first. One of the simplest yet effective upgrades you can make in the kitchen is to change the lighting.

Recessed Lighting
If you have an older home, you likely have one ceiling fixture located in the center of the room. Replace it with recessed lighting to create a more even wash of light. In a larger kitchen, you can separate your recessed lighting into zones that can be turned on and off independently for customized lighting.

Pendant Lighting
Pendant lighting is popular in modern kitchen designs because they offer unique style options and functionality. Pendant lights enhance recessed lighting by providing efficient task lighting when hung strategically, like over a kitchen island.

Under Mount Cabinet Lighting
Up your kitchen lighting game entirely by installing LED lights under your kitchen cabinets. This not only makes for great task lighting for your counters but adds a look of style and sophistication to your kitchen design.

LED Lighting
Upgrade your current lighting fixtures with LED bulbs to boost your wattage and increase energy efficiency. Choose an LED temperature that is not too white and not too soft to provide a pleasant glow. This will make your kitchen brighter and more inviting.