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  • Renovating? Projects Worth the Best Value for Your Home

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    Are you considering renovating a particular area of your home? Thinking about selling your home and want to fix up certain rooms to make your home more appealing and valuable? Cleveland Magazine gives us their input on the best projects to accomplish to make your home more valuable and attractive. Cleveland Contractors like Reilly Painting specialize in all areas of home renovation, so be sure to give us a call!

    In this economy, many people are opting to stay in their homes rather than trade up for a model with the bells and whistles they’re craving. That means homeowners are investing in remodeling projects to add resale and lifestyle value.

    What hasn’t changed is that homeowners still want to get the most with their money. Return on investment is always an important consideration when deciding which projects to tackle.

    We’re looking at a sample of smaller projects that boast big impact. These can be DIY endeavors — with the right attitude, some time and patience, and a good supply of tools. But they’re not too small to commission a professional for help (and in many cases, that ends up being not only the easiest, but also the least expensive way to do it).

    Some pros from the Great Big Home and Garden Expo tipped us off to five small-scale renovations that will make a large-scale impact in your home.

    Kitchen

    The kitchen still ranks at the top of any renovator’s list of best remodeling investments. But you don’t have to do a full gut and replace to get big results. Just adding some flair with a new countertop can be the beginning and end of the project.

    “Replacing existing countertops to stone — granite or quartz — and replacing the backsplash will make the most difference, visually,” says Jeff Daso, owner of Daso Custom Cabinetry & Remodeling.

    There is a caveat: Your cabinets need to be in decent shape first. “You don’t want to put fantastic counters over ho-hum older cabinetry. It’ll just make the cabinets look worse.” If this is your situation, at the very least you can upgrade the doors.

    “People love granite countertops,” says Anthony Slabaugh, owner of Anthony Slabaugh Remodeling & Design. “They truly make the kitchen.”

    Read more at Cleveland Magazine

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