Quality Over Quantity: Why You Should Go For Quality With Home Updates

Written by  //  August 1, 2014  //  Home Improvement  //  Comments Off on Quality Over Quantity: Why You Should Go For Quality With Home Updates

Time for an upgrade to your home but not quite ready for a full-blown renovation? Here are a few areas to consider that can be upgraded easily using quality materials that won’t break the bank but will give your home a fresh new look and feel.

Carpet

Good quality carpeting, properly installed, is well worth the few extra dollars per yard for the many added years of use as opposed to a cheaper grade of carpeting which will need to be replaced every few years. Be sure to add a good padding, also, as that not only helps protect the carpet but adds a layer of insulation.

Flooring

For those areas not carpeted, consider the traffic and wear patterns when choosing flooring. Quality tile is usually thicker, resisting wear spots for a longer period of time, and easy to keep clean. Faux woods available now are also a good option for a more modern style that is long lasting.

Bath And Kitchen Fixtures

Water damage caused by cheap and poorly manufactured fixtures that have a tendency to leak can quickly cause extensive problems that can be expensive to repair. To protect your home from these issues and the possible formation of mold and mildew, which can result in health problems, quality replacements should be a priority as these fixtures get a lot of use.

Roof

Your roof is very important to the rest of your home, and should protect it from the harsh elements of different weather. Weather you want to replace your roof or are just looking for a restoration, it’s important to work with professionals who know what they are doing for best results. They can recommend the best material for your home that will last much longer and protect your home from damage for years to come.

Paint

A good paint job can completely change the appearance of your home, both inside and out. Choosing a good quality paint has many benefits over the cheaper brands including better coverage with less paint, washable and easy to maintain, and longer-lasting to name a few.

Window Treatments

Keep in mind that not only does your window treatment like drapes and blinds bring the look of a room together, it helps protect from heat, cold, and sun damage. Using quality window treatments can save you in your utility bills too.

Whether using a contractor or doing the work yourself, you will find that purchasing a few quality items to upgrade your home instead of a quantity of cheaper items will not only greatly improve the appearance, but also add value to the home that will be far longer lasting. Don’t sacrifice quality for quantity when updating your home.

Informational credit to Chisholm Roofing Ltd.

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