Four Small Home Updates for a Big Difference
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Four Small Home Updates for a Big Difference

Most homeowners have a few issues in their property they’ve been putting up with, sometimes for years. Others are used to the way their houses function and don’t even think about how much better it could be with a little quick, inexpensive work. Here are a few examples of small home renovations that can make a big difference.

New Kitchen Benchtops


Maybe a full kitchen renovation doesn’t appeal to you right now. Older kitchen cabinetry can be charming, and familiar appliances give you exactly the results you expect. However, there is nothing attractive about a worn-out laminate benchtop with burn marks, stains and uneven fading. Have you seen the beautiful benchtops that are available today? There’s everything from solid surface benchtops like DuPont Corian to beautiful butcherblock to indestructible granite. Some homeowners are even opting for custom-cast concrete benchtops. Replacing your benchtops is a quick job, it’s not over your price range, and it can transform the look of your kitchen bench.

Refinished Timber Flooring


Hardwood flooring is the gold standard for beauty and durability. They can last for years if they’re properly cared for. However, they do need to be sanded and refinished every few years, especially when they’re in high traffic areas. Why throw away perfectly good timber floor boards just because they look a little worn? Talk to a builder; you can probably get your timber floors sanded and refinished for significantly less than it would cost to buy new floors, and you’ll save a few trees, too!

Deck Expansions and Accessories


Do you have timber decking behind your house, or would you like to? Build a deck, expand your deck or add accessories like built-in benches, ledges or planters. Deck built-ins can give your property a luxurious look, especially if you add planters and fill them with colourful flowers. Ledges and benches can really come in handy when you have a barbie or pool party on the go.

Fence Repairs and Replacements


Is your fence or garden wall a bit the worse for wear? Are you picturing a more private or better-looking border for your property? It’s not all that time consuming to have your fencing or wall repaired or replaced. There are so many options, from timber to metal to masonry. For a quick update, a builder can leave your current fence posts in place—provided they are in good condition—and just replace the fencing.