- Kitchens today are multi-purpose rooms, and so lighting should not take a back seat—don’t consider it as an accessory or an extra flourish. Good lighting is a great selling feature and one of the fastest ways of improving the look of your kitchen.
#2: There’s no doubt about it, new cabinets can add the “wow” factor to a kitchen, but they can also be budget breakers. If the cabinets are in good condition but just look a bit rundown, a little TLC by refinishing or resurfacing them is an excellent alternative.
#3: Renovating a kitchen can quickly become a pain in the “you know where” when you factor in the cost of new appliances. But you do not have to buy high-end appliances unless the neighbourhood you are in calls for it. When going down the cost-effective route, buy the same brand in the same style and colour for every item—do not mix and match. That way it will look like you have a designer kitchen.Beautiful Bathrooms
#1: Bathtubs are pretty sturdy beasts and rarely need replacing unless the cracks or chips are severe. If you don’t like the colour or want a better finish get your tub professionally reglazed.
#2: If you have dated 200 x 200 tiles, gut, re-waterproof and buy some nice-sized 300 x 600 white gloss tiles for a cheap way to add the “WOW.” And add a feature strip down the middle. It’s cheap, but it’s very effective.
#3: If you don’t want to put in new lights at least ensure that you have new bright light bulbs. A bright bathroom looks a zillion times cleaner, fresher and more appealing than a dim one.