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Don’t Skimp On Home Improvement Projects

When homeowners start a remodel project it is very exciting! Selecting paint colors, new countertops, finishes for the kitchen – it is all very fun! However, there are many things that are very important when it comes to home improvement projects that should not be overlooked. While they are not as glamorous as some of the other parts of a home improvement project, they are key to ensuring a quality end product.

Most home improvement projects require a permit. Make sure that you (if you are doing it yourself) or your contractor, pull the required permits before you begin a project.
Don’t underestimate the importance of insulation. Whether you are doing an addition, a remodel or finishing your basement, make sure you have your insulation checked to see if you need more. Insulation can greatly decrease your energy bills and can add more value to your home.
If you have problems with flooding, mold or dampness in your basement you may want to think about adding a sump pump. It can help prevent issues in the future.
If you are adding a new space to your home or finishing your basement, don’t forget about safety. These new living spaces should be checked for radon, have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Storage is very important. Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or upgrading your bathroom you need to think about where you are going to keep your stuff! Cabinets, drawers, closets and shelving are often times overlooked but they are very important. A potential buyer is certainly going to looking at those things.