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Types of Home Improvements

Home improvement can be done to renovate or make additions to your home. Maybe it’s time to add a new room to your home, or simply repaint it. Any of such activities fall under home improvements which is also known as remodeling. It can either be interior, exterior or a completely different improvement. These can be done for several reasons; hence they fall into different types accordingly. Here they are.

 

  1. Comfort

Comfort and relaxation is what we mainly expect from our home. To improve this, you can add luxuries to your rooms such as Jacuzzis for the bathroom, gourmet features for your kitchen and other luxuries. This category looks at HVAC, which means heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Improvement could be done to your plumbing systems, electrical systems etc. You can even water proof or soundproof certain rooms.

 

  1. Maintenance and repair

Fixing whatever part of your home which is damaged can be taken under repair and maintenance. You can replace your roof with better quality roofing that could endure all the strong winds and rains, if you live in an area where such weather conditions are common. Concrete work and masonry such as patching up damaged walls, chimneys etc. as well as repainting walls, fences and even replacing wall paper to give your rooms a makeover can be taken into account.

 

  1. Additional space

You can add space to your home by either extending your home or turning extra space into livable space. You can extend by your home by building additional rooms on the sides of the house or adding and entire new top floor. You can even add garden space by cleaning out that dump next to your backyard. You can also come up with additional space by transforming existing space such as the attic and basement into a theatre, record room, wine cellar or an extra bedroom.

 

  1. Saving energy

This has become a very popular trend among new house builders. They install systems that use alternative energy such as solar power and turbines so that energy costs will be low. Even you can add solar panels to your home and save your entire electricity bill. To save energy, make sure your insulation is well in place with sealed doors and windows.

 

  1. Safety and other

Installation of burglar alarms, sprinkler systems, security doors and windows, storm cellars and even back up generators are some improvements you can do to make sure you are prepared for emergencies. These improvements should be of high quality especially since they are concerned with your protection.

 

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