A lot of older homes can be limiting in terms of how much space they have, and that can force a lot of the amenities to be awkward in their use, or pushed out of the way such as with a washer and dryer being setup in your Virginia basement. It?s the most unfortunately place to have get things clean ? ironically in the corner of a dirty basement.
An affordable option is to update and modify your basement so it?s not just a washer and dryer in a dank corner anymore. You can do a lot on a small budget to trick out your laundry space without sacrificing other areas in your basement. Here are some great ideas for spicing up this utilitarian area of your basement.
Update the floor ? You need to have a floor that works with you, can help you keep your traction, cleans up easily and doesn?t retain moisture. Tile in any format will beat that poured concrete floor hands down any day, and can give you something pleasant to look at while you?re down there.
Add Storage ? Most homes never offer enough storage space in the wash area. Hanging suspended cabinets or creating a vertical pantry can give you just the right amount of storage you need. If you create a table area you can also add under-counter cabinets for additional storage.
Sorting Centers ? Having to create piles of laundry in order to get your colors separate is a hassle. Instead, build some sorting bins that allow you to put colors, darks and whites in their own areas ultimately making for simplified laundry duties and a clear floor.
Built in Sorting, Folding ? A table is a great option for your work space in the laundry room. You won?t have to carry loads of clothes around the house to find a spot to fold them. This gives you a spot to sit or stand and fold your laundry quickly while managing your other loads.
Built in Ironing Board ? It?s nice to have a full size ironing board but it?s not so nice when you have to lug it around for just one or two shirts. With a build in ironing board you?re able to tackle your ironing and then easily put the board away when it?s no longer needed.
The dream laundry suite is just a brief remodel away and it?s a project that won?t sap your budget dry. If you?re looking forward ways to update your home to make life a little easier, look no further than your Virginia basement.
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Article by Jordan Rocksmith
Customizing an Old Home to Be Like New With Remodeling – Home – Remodeling
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Giving a home a facelift can be as simple as painting some walls different colors and putting down different carpeting. Remodeling a home takes more effort, time and money. Remodeling can add value and attraction to a home whether it is the home’s exterior, kitchen, bathrooms, entertainment room or master bedroom suite. The added value is seldom going to be equal to the amount of money spent on the remodel, so caution is advised for homeowners who think all the funds they spend on a remodeling project will be returned to them when they sell a home.
Remodeling a home should be about the homeowners changing the home they have to more accurately suit their personal tastes and ideas, not about trying to artificially raise their property values through some slight of hand. In the heady days of fix and flipping, some homes were simply repainted with new carpets and placed back on the market with thousands of dollars in marked up home prices. Many real estate agents rightly felt this was unethical and taking advantage of the marketplace and ultimately the person who would purchasing the home to live in. Other agents who lacked ethics were more than happy to list and sell these ‘remodeled’ homes, knowing they would be paid a commission and the house would add to their listings. In some states, a restriction was placed on how soon a home could be sold after being purchased to minimize the ‘frothing’ that was occurring in the marketplace.
When keeping the home that has been newly purchased, a homeowner, rather than an investor, will consider making changes they want to live with, rather than those changes that make a home seem to have maximum retail value. Personalizing a newly purchased home is much like personalizing a new home that is being custom built, but differs with the end result slightly. Remodeling allows a homeowner to choose what they want done, rather than picking an option provided by a builder.
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