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Top Home Improvement Projects to Increase Your Home Value

If you’re a homeowner, you know that maintaining and improving your property is a never-ending task. Not only does it help you enjoy your living space more, but it can also increase your home’s value when it’s time to sell. In this article, we’ll discuss the top home improvement projects that can help you boost your home’s value and make it more appealing to potential buyers.

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  1. Kitchen Remodeling: The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, and it’s one of the first things potential buyers look at when viewing a property. If your kitchen is outdated or poorly designed, consider a remodel. Upgrades like new countertops, cabinets, and appliances can go a long way in making your kitchen more functional and attractive.
  2. Bathroom Upgrades: A clean and modern bathroom is a major selling point for any home. Consider upgrades like a new vanity, lighting, and fixtures, and add fresh paint and new tile to make your bathroom look brand new.
  3. Landscaping: The exterior of your home is the first thing people see, so it’s important to make a good impression. Improve your curb appeal by adding plants, trees, and flowers, and keep your lawn well-maintained.
  4. Energy-Efficient Windows: Energy-efficient windows can help reduce your energy bills and increase your home’s value. They can also help keep your home more comfortable year-round by reducing drafts and heat loss.
  5. Roof Replacement: If your roof is old or damaged, it’s time for a replacement. Not only will a new roof make your home look better, but it will also protect your home from water damage and other issues.
  6. Adding a Deck: Adding a deck can be a cost-effective way to expand your living space and improve your home’s value. A well-built deck can be a great place to relax and entertain guests, and it can make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
  7. Basement Remodeling: If you have an unfinished basement, consider finishing it to create additional living space. A finished basement can be used for a variety of purposes, from a home theater to a home gym, and it can add significant value to your home.

In conclusion, home improvement projects can be a great investment for homeowners. Not only can they make your living space more enjoyable, but they can also increase your home’s value when it’s time to sell. Consider these top home improvement projects to help boost your home’s value and make it more appealing to potential buyers.

How To Start Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a great way to make personalized memories last forever and a fun hobby to explore your creative side. Here’s what you need to start your very first scrapbook.

Gather Supplies

Start reviewing what supplies and art materials you have at your disposal. If you are limited, consider going to an art supply store and purchasing some new things to craft with. You can keep it simple with some scrapbook paper and stickers or grab some glitter and colored ostrich feathers for some added flair. Make sure you have scissors and glue to cut and paste pictures and other embellishments onto your scrapbook pages. Most importantly, you will need at least one empty scrapbook to start building your pages in.

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Plan It Out

Think about what you want the theme of your scrapbook to be. You might make it for a special occasion, to commemorate an accomplishment, or treasure a family vacation. When you decide on the theme, gather all the personal mementos and photos you would like to include. Scrapbooks come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can include small items like room cards, boarding passes, menus, and more. Choose a patterned or colored background to build each page on before placing it into your book. Don’t glue things down right away in case you decide to rearrange things on the page.

Respect Your Space

You will most likely need a few scrapbooking sessions to complete one project, so keeping your space organized and treating your materials with care is important. After every session, make sure you clean up your workspace and put your art supplies away in a designated drawer or storage bin. As you acquire more supplies over time, it might be a good idea to designate an entire closet or room to your scrapbooking supplies.

There’s no limit to how creative you can get with your scrapbook.

Pocket Vegetable Garden

Hubby is so excited about growing a mini vegetable garden. He started with the sili labuyo plant (chili pepper) which I bought from Halamanan sa Pasig last month. I also purchased from them three Bacularis plants which are known for their air-purifying quality.

He got inspired by the siling labuyo plant that he decided to also plant tomato seeds, spring onion stalk, more sili seeds, and later kinchay or Chinese celery.

Update: We have already picked at least eight ripened chilis. Their so small but spicy.

We’ve got tomatoes growing right here. I’m excited about this project. We’ve been planning to have our vegetable garden for so long and it is slowly being realized this year.

Update: The young onion (upper right corner) and the celery (lower right side) died. The tomatoes grew a bit.

Planting is one of the small things that made hubby and me happy these days. It’s something that eases off our stress and worries from day-to-day activities. We are not getting any younger and simple activity like this is beneficial to both our mental and emotional health. 

My certified plantito hubby. 😀 This batch (of the plant) will serve as a fence right outside our window to secure it from irresponsible neighbors who leave their garbage and whatnot on the sidewalk.