Take On The Role Of A Contractor In Your Home

As the father of an autistic child, I have been faced with more than a few necessary home modifications projects. Unfortunately, with the high cost of raising a special needs child and my wife's decision to stay home and raise our son, there simply was no room in our budget to hire a contractor to complete these projects for us. Each weekend for nearly a year, I would pick a project to work on. This past month, I finally finished every project on my list. After learning more than I thought I would ever know about home construction and repair, I have a new found appreciation for the skills of general and specialty contractors. That is why I decided to start this blog to pay tribute to the job these contractors do, and help to empower more homeowners to take on the role of a contractor in their home.

3 Ways To Add Storage Space To Your Home To Help You Sell It Faster

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If you're hoping to sell your house quickly, it may require making some changes to your home. While there are many types of home improvements that can add value and help homeowners sell faster, adding unique types of storage space in your home is a creative and affordable idea to consider. Here are three ideas you could consider that may help your home become more attractive to potential buyers.

Create built-in shelves

Shelves built into the walls are not only usable, but they are also extremely attractive. A home improvement contractor like one from G & L Services can help you determine where to put these and the size to use. These shelves are made by cutting out sections of the drywall on the walls. Once the drywall is gone, the contractor can build wood boxes that fit inside the holes.

You can finish the boxes in any color you choose, and you could even add battery-operated lights. You can also add as many shelves as you would like, and these wall shelves could be used to store books, movies, or small decorations.

Build coat racks

If you have a stairway in your home, building a built-in coat rack is a great idea. This idea is similar to building shelves in your walls, except that the purpose is to create storage for coats, hats, and shoes. An ideal location for this is on a staircase wall; however, you could choose a different wall in your home.

The contractor would need to cut part of the wall out and finish the inside of it with wood and molding. Next, you could add hooks for hanging coats and hats, and you could even install shelves to store your shoes.

Redesign the closets

Finally, hiring a contractor to redesign your closets could be an added bonus for potential buyers. When people look for homes to buy, they often look at the amount of closet space the homes have. In many cases, homes do not have a sufficient amount of closet space, but you can set yours apart by using the closet space wisely.

You will need to remove everything from the closets and let a contractor redesign them for you, but the results can be terrific. Anyone that looks at your house will probably love the fact that your closets are so well-organized, and this could help you sell faster.

If you would like to learn more about home improvements that may help you sell faster, talk to a home improvement contractor in your town.

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5 February 2015