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HOW TO PREPARE FOR A HOME INSPECTION

Whether you are looking to sell your home or refinance your mortgage, you will want to have your house appraised to determine its worth accurately.  A licensed professional will complete the appraisal by determining the value of your home in an open market; the more money your home is appraised for, the more money you will receive when you sell it or refinance it.

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There’s a lot of work for you to do in order to ensure that you’re getting a fair valuation for your home.  Below are some useful tips to help you prepare for a home inspection before selling:

1.) Install safety equipment and be sure it is functioning properly. These include smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and home security alarms.

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2.) The interior of the house should be updated.  This includes counter tops, cabinetry, flooring and appliances.  The appearance of the home will affect the appraisal, so repaint the walls, hang new curtains, install shiny new fixtures like faucets and doorknobs, and remove damaged or worn out furniture.  Once it is updated, keep your house clean to make it more attractive to both appraisers and potential buyers.

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3.) Houses with high curb appeal receive better appraisals, so tidy up your yard.  Mow your grass, trim your trees and shrubbery, plant colorful flowers, and remove dead trees.  Keep the clutter out of the yard, including lawn furniture, bicycles, and toys. Use a power washer to clean your house, patio, driveway and walkway.

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4.) Plumbing can be a major stumbling block during home inspections.  If you know there might be some problems, fix them as soon as possible, or it will cost you.  If necessary, use an infrared thermometer to detect temperature problems with leaky pipes.

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5.) Things that need to be corrected or are out of date, as a general rule, make $500 deductions in the total home value.  Therefore, any problem that will cost you less than $500 should be repaired immediately. Get the right tools for a variety of DIY jobs: screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, socket sets, saws and blades, and vises.

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Kitchen Renovation Project Tips

Kitchens need to serve the dual purpose of both food production and comfort, particularly in smaller homes where there may not be many other communal rooms.

If you happen to be thinking of renovating your kitchen, integrate these thoughtful tips to create a space that is functional and easy to work and live in.

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Give Yourself Some Room

The kitchen is a high traffic area, so get the layout right.  Paths throughout a kitchen should be at least 36 inches wide.  Paths within the cooking zone should be 42 inches wide for a one-cook kitchen and 48 inches wide for a two-cook configuration.  Keep the stovetop out of busy areas so that people don’t bump into boiling pots.  Conversely, put the refrigerator in a place where both the cooks and the bystanders can reach for a cold one.

Another thing that needs the right layout is your sink.  Do you want a single or a double?  Make sure you set it at an appropriate height based on what is comfortable for you.

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Arrange the Range

With a shelf placed behind or beside the range, you can keep all of your cooking oils, utensils, and spices nearby and organized.  Place hooks on the side of the range hood to hang frequently used pots and pans.

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Clear a Space

Do you really want your microwave on the counter top, taking up space and requiring you to bend over to look inside?  Free up that space with a dedicated shelf for the microwave.  Consider the appliances you want on the counter top and give them plenty of room so that they may be used appropriately.  Now is the time to set up a proper place for that steam espresso machine, if that’s your thing.

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Match Colors

Make it look like you put some thought into the details.  If red accent walls are popular, why not tie that in with your appliances?  You might be able to find a blender, a juicer, a toaster, a swift chopper and a meat grinder all in the same shade of red!

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Get the Experts In!

Kitchens are too important to get wrong.  If you end up with a kitchen renovation disaster because you haven’t consulted any planners or designers or have attempted to do it all yourself without the right expertise or tools, you’ll get bored of take-out very quickly. So make sure you at least run your ideas past someone who knows what they’re talking about.

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Tips for Basement Development or Renovation

When it comes to finding ways to boost the resale value of your house or simply making it a nicer place to live, renovating or developing your basement is one of the most popular projects to undertake. After all, why not transform a dusty, under-used portion of your home for something more than storing old junk?

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It can be a particularly tempting idea for parents of older children who are currently unable to afford moving out, as the basement can offer an option for more independent living and privacy for both generations.

 

However, it’s a costly and complicated procedure and not one you can initiate without knowing what you’re doing while using the proper tools. Below are some of our top tips for basement development or renovation:

Think about usage

This has to be the first step. You need to know exactly what you will be using the new space for, as this will influence much of what you do next, otherwise you’ll have spent time and money to create a space that doesn’t fit the purpose intended and won’t get used any more then your currently basement situation.

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Plan for the functionality

If you are intending to use the basement for family members as living space, you’ll need to factor in the plumbing side of things at an early stage to make sure you get everything necessary in place before it’s too late to do properly.

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Know what you’re dealing with down there

Another important early step is to do proper measurements and checks to make sure you have the correct dimensions and that you are aware of any potential problems with temperature or leaking pipes etc. Infrared thermometers can be useful tools at this stage to help you identify any problem areas that aren’t obvious to the naked eye.

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Get the flooring done right

One of the main issues you can have with a basement conversion is that it can seem cooler than the rest of your house, so you need to make sure you have the right flooring or carpeting to help it feel more welcoming rather than chilly.

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Get the tools for the job

If you’re going to be doing the bulk of the work yourself, you need to make sure you have the right tools, whether for dealing with concrete through the use of demolition hammers or using saws and blades for woodworking or screwdrivers for assembling some of the furniture, light fixtures, and door knobs. You will most likely end up using almost every kind of tool imaginable, so don’t find yourself getting stuck from not being fully prepared.

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Tips for Bathroom Renovation Ideas

The way your bathroom looks and feels is one of the most important aspects of your home. It’s the room that gets a lot of use for the most basic needs but is also the place where you can – or at least should – feel the most pampered and relaxed. It’s also the room that requires the most cleaning so that it can be kept mold-free with a welcoming appearance.

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When it comes to renovating your bathroom, you need to take great care and consideration not only for the aesthetics but also the practical elements, which makes it a challenge, but not an impossible one. You need to know what you’re doing and be sensible, so that you can create a bathroom that’s memorable for all the right reasons, whatever the purpose of the visit is.

Below are some of our top tips for bathroom renovation ideas:

 

  • Get the layout right – This is definitely an area that needs a blend of what looks good with what works best. Generally it’s advised that you shouldn’t be able to see the toilet when the door is open because it’s not the first thing your guests should see when they walk past your bathroom, but equally you need to have your measurements right because you need to have your toilet in a position where it’s comfortable to actually use. And don’t forget about the less glamorous things to keep in mind like drain taps which you may need to think about.

 

  • Treat yourself to a good shower unit – Not much de-stresses you after a bad day like a nice hot and powerful shower, so when you’re renovating, make sure you buy a shower panel and unit that does exactly what you’re looking for. There’s lots of great options, like massage jets that can add extra luxury for your shower experience.

 

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  • Get the right mirror in the proper positionMirrors are incredibly important inside a bathroom, and not just because they are needed to help you prepare for your day. They can add an additional element of style to your room if you choose a mirror that fits with your theme. The way they reflect light around the room can mean the difference between a dark and gloomy bathroom and a bright and vibrant one.

 

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Kitchen Renovation Ideas and Tips

The kitchen is the heart of every home; it’s where the family comes together and the food is prepared and often eaten. It’s no wonder we spend so much money on making sure our kitchens are just right.

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They need to serve the dual purpose of both food production and comfort, particularly in smaller homes where there may not be many other communal rooms.

So if you happen to be thinking of renovating your kitchen, you need to make sure you’re going to get it done properly, otherwise the negative impact will definitely be felt over time. To help you along, here are some kitchen renovation ideas and tips!

 

Think About How You’ll Be Using It

There’s more to a kitchen than just how it looks, so if you’re going to start again from scratch, now is the time to think about how you currently use it and what you could improve.

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Which items do you use most often? The microwave? The toaster? The mixer? Are they currently placed somewhere that’s convenient for you? Are items you use together actually stored together? If you’re getting more electricity sockets, are they in the correct place?

 

Get The Traffic Flow Right

The kitchen is a room that gets busier than almost any other, particularly if there’s a door to your back yard attached as well.

There’s always people walking through and it’s also the room where you’re most likely to be standing around doing things (involving boiling water and other such hazards), so you need to think about this when planning the layout.

Don’t set up your kitchen so that one person standing at the sink washing up can cause a traffic jam.

 

Treat Yourself

A kitchen renovation is an expensive process to go through, not to mention a hugely disruptive one, so you need to make sure you’ll come out the other side feeling like you’re really getting a major upgrade.

As well as making sure you’re improving the look and feel of your kitchen, why not add some luxuries? Have you always wanted a pizza oven? How about a rice cooker?

A word of caution, make sure you plan these into your counter space layout, so that you’re not cluttering everything in your shiny new kitchen. If that’s not possible why not add some new cookware so you can avoid getting your new kitchen grimy with your old pots and pans?

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Look For Bargains Without Compromising Quality

With kitchens it’s always tempting to go for the shiniest, newest-looking cabinets and furniture, but you can bring in a touch of homeliness and save some money if you go for more of a vintage feel.

Check out local websites and stores that sell vintage furniture before you start planning and you could find yourself a bargain as well as a whole new identity for your kitchen that you hadn’t planned on initially.

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Get The Experts In!

Kitchens are too important to get wrong. If you end up with a kitchen renovation disaster because you haven’t consulted any planners or designers or have attempted to do it all yourself without the right expertise or tools, you’ll get bored of take-out very quickly. So make sure you at least run your ideas past someone who knows what they’re talking about.

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For kitchen building materials and food service items, check out everything there is to offer at Deelat.com. We’ve got you covered with quality products at low, affordable prices. Shop with us today and save!