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Four home improvement ideas

The kitchen serves as command-central for most homes, so plan to get the most enjoyment out of yours. (National Association of the Remodeling Industry)

Four home improvement ideas

(Family Features) Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or any other type of home improvement project, these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and eLivingtoday.com can help you get started.

Create a plan: Improving your home can be one of the most exciting projects to undertake. Start by setting realistic expectations, determining your goals and needs, finding inspiration and setting a budget.

Renovate the bathroom: You can improve your home’s usability and increase its value with bathroom updates or a full renovation. Before you get started, think about these factors: the amount of space and storage you need, features that are important to you, sustainability concerns and accessibility considerations.

Update the kitchen: The kitchen serves as command-central for most homes, and you can get the most enjoyment out of yours by making purposeful changes, reconsidering the physical space, re-evaluating your shopping style and choosing appliances with care.

Start a remodel: If it’s time for a serious undertaking, a full-blown remodel may be necessary. Remodeling typically calls for hiring a professional contractor, a process you can go about by gathering local recommendations, asking for licensing and insurance, checking references and comparing bids.

Find more home improvement ideas at remodelingdoneright.com and eLivingtoday.com.

Improve your home’s usability and increase its value with bathroom updates or a renovation. (National Association of the Remodeling Industry)

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