Home Improvement Hacks

Use these home improvement hacks to give your home the transformation you never knew it needed. Not only will these transform your home, but you will see a great return on investment from each of these projects.

Invest in Gutter Protection

Gutter protection is a must-have to keep homeowners off ladders and to eliminate gutter cleaning. Leaf Filter, America’s No. 1 professionally installed gutter guard system, utilizes a medical grade stainless steel micro mesh filter that eliminates your gutters from clogging. Proper and reliable gutter protection increases the value or your home while preventing it from any potential structural issues. Gutter protection is a great project to save up for and one you will wonder how you ever lived without.

Smart Technology

Smart technology for your home has been leading the way for homeowners everywhere. Between kitchen appliances, electronics and security your entire house can become smarter than you.

Kitchen: Sensor cooking from LG allows your microwave to serve as a second oven and uses humidity-sensing technology to determine when food is finished.

Living areas: If you forget to close the blinds in your dining room, you no longer have to get up to close them. Now you can control a room’s natural light and privacy with motorized blinds and shades.

Security: Use the iSmart Alarm System to allow you to see your property from anywhere. Window and door sensors, motion detectors and camera are all wirelessly connected and can be controlled from the iSmart app to ensure your home is always protected.

Go Solar

In 2014 nearly 645,000 businesses and homes installed solar roofs. Going solar is a significant way to reduce electricity bills with an average savings of $44 to $187. Installing a solar roof provides the homeowner with tax incentives and rebate programs while you are being environmentally friendly. Additionally, there are currently 174,000 solar workers in the United States and by installing a solar roof you are heavily contributing to the expanding job market. Going solar is one of the cleanest sources of energy, is easy to install and is low maintenance.

Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

The kitchen is one of the smartest places to invest in because of the return on investment you will receive. Cabinets, lights, flooring and countertops can each transform your kitchen even if you have a small budget.

Cabinets: Update dark wood or white cabinets by panting them beige, red or pale green. If you don’t want to paint the whole cabinet just paint the drawer fronts for a splash of color.

Lighting: Pendant lighting is inexpensive and gives the space a classy, modern look.

Flooring: Test out linoleum floors because they are easy to clean and come in a variety of shades.

Countertops: Put the focus on your kitchen island. Paint it an accent color to balance out the color on the walls or cabinets. Instead of having granite countertops on the island, opt for butcher block since it can double as a pre-installed cutting board.

Gutters, smart technology, solar and a new kitchen are all simple ways to update your home. Each project doesn’t have to be done at the same time. Start with one and then save up for the next and see a complete transformation of your home.

Guest Post By:

Anna Friedman
Community Manager
LeafFilter Gutter Protection

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