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If you’re not ready to start a major remodeling or renovation project, home updates can make a big improvement on your homes appearance.


If you’re a little tired of your home’s appearance and you want to give it some new life, small updates might be the answer for you. Here are a couple of ideas that may give you a breath of fresh air and make an impact without the cost of a major remodel or renovation.

Changing old hardware and fixtures is one of the easiest ways to make an impact without remodeling.

  • Swap out cabinet knobs and pulls
  • Change worn and tarnished door hardware
  • Update light fixtures and plumbing fixtures
  • Replace towel bars and toilet paper holders

Add some custom trim to give old rooms a new look, feel and function.

  • Add crown molding or wainscoting to dress-up tired rooms
  • Build a bookcase or new fireplace surround
  • Replace louvered shutters for a more updated style
  • Install a pair of glass French doors in a old opening

Replace or add floor tile or hardwood and repaint.

  • Tile bathroom floors, small rooms use less material (= less expense)
  • Refinish old hardwood or add new to make an impact
  • Get rid of that old carpet, even if you’re only replacing it
  • Repaint and modernize your homes color scheme

These are just a few ideas to help you update without the expense of a big remodeling project. I think
the key here is changing things that date your home and finding ways to freshen things up. If you’re the
do-it –yourself type, you can probably avoid hiring a contractor on some of these projects. It’s a good
rule of thumb, depending on your home’s value, to budget $2000-$3000 a year for home maintenance
and repair. Also, remember to take care of any minor issues before they become major ones. Small
leaks, peeling paint, and wet basements can often become big repairs if they aren’t taken care of

Do you need to make an improvement to sell your home?

Sometimes it makes sense to spend a little money taking care of items that may turn off potential buyers and increase your homes market value. It's very likely that your project is going to cost more every year you delay. People always say "We knew it had to be taken care of years ago. I don't know why we didn't do it then so we could've actually enjoyed it".

Are you relocating to the area?

We can take care of your remodeling and renovation requests before you make the move or at least get started before you arrive. Through the use of today's technology, it easy to send photos and video conference from the home so that you can see the work and how the job is progressing.

Have you recently purchased a home that needs renovations?

If you've already purchased a home and plan on making some changes, Century Homes and Renovations can provide pricing for your remodeling and renovation needs. If you haven't made the offer yet, we can consult with you about the homes potential and help make your buying decision easier.