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7 Home Improvement Tips By St Louis Mortgage Brokers

By Floyd J. Tapia

If you are wanting to make your home look like new and do it without spending a fortune, then take a close look at these recommended home improvement tips that most real estate agents often share.

1. Make Your Kitchen Hot

This is where most families spend quite a bit of time. Let us start with some of the easier fixes. First, replace your old kitchen faucet with a new one. Perhaps install some new lighting fixtures. Another simple task would be replacing cabinet door handles. These new types of fixtures will only set you back a few hundred dollars but will make a big difference in your kitchen.

2. A Face-Lift Will Make Your Home Look Younger

Another eyesore you want to avoid is if your kitchen appliances do not match. A simple solution would be to order new doors or face panels from the manufacturer. Most people don’t realize this but many dishwasher panels are white on one side and black on the other and they are easy to change.

3. Going To The Bathroom With A Smile

This is another room that you want to make a great impression for the new buyers. If money is tight, go the quick and easy route by replacing the toilet seat and perhaps a new pedestal sink. This would not only be inexpensive but will give your bathroom a whole new look.

An old, discolored floor can be replaced with vinyl tiles or sheet vinyl. And if the tub or shower looks dingy, something as simple as new grouting or replacing chipped tiles. But if money is not an issue, many people put in a prefabricated tub and shower surround.

4. Paint A Masterpiece

Nothing will make a room look new, clean and bright than a new coat of paint. Folks, this is another inexpensive route that you must take. Some additional tips would be to paint the ceiling, yes, the ceiling and paint all trim a contrasting color.

Some consumers are now painting their walls three different shades of the same color. You first paint the bottom wall with the darkest shade. Once it dries, do the middle section with the next lightest shade and so forth.

5. Let’s Get To The Bottom Of Things

What do you see? Old carpeting? Then you need to take some steps in making this look like new which in turn will reflect the same look on your entire home. This is no time to do-it-yourself. Call a professional carpet cleaner and let them do their voodoo that they do so well.

On the other hand, if your carpet is showing serious wear, a quick cover up could be an inexpensive, strategically placed area rug. Replacing wall-to-wall carpet is not always the best idea since most new homeowners moving in will want to choose their own carpeting.

6. The Grand Entrance

This is the very first thing you, and your guests, will see as they enter your home. If the door is made of wood and in good shape, then a new coat of paint or refinishing it may be the answer. But if you have a steel door and you notice it is dented, replace it with an inexpensive steel door, a fiberglass door or upgrade to a nice wood grain door.

Another good idea is to replace the door nob, lock set and knocker. You can also place two large planters on both sides of the front door. But make absolutely sure that they compliment each other and the home.

7. Curb Appeal Can Be Priceless

These tips may seem obvious but let’s go over them anyway. When new buyers pull up to your address, make absolutely sure the lawn has been mowed and manicured. Make sure any bushes you have are trimmed as well. The inside of your home may be immaculate, but if the outside looks like a complete mess, your odds of selling the home just went down.

Another idea would be to hire a landscaper to spruce up your front lawn. This can be done to a beautiful degree and yet be kept within budgetary means. It may slightly help the value of your home. But even if it doesn’t, it may keep your house on the market longer than necessary which you and your St Louis mortgage broker will definitely not like.

Want to find out more about a St Louis finance loan, then visit Floyd J. Tapia’s site on how to choose the best St Louis mortgage broker for all of your St Louis lending needs. Or give us a call at 877-334-0210 or 314-334-0210.

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Tapia, Floyd J. "7 Home Improvement Tips By St Louis Mortgage Brokers." 7 Home Improvement Tips By St Louis Mortgage Brokers. 22 Aug. 2010. 30 Sep 2014 <>.

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