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Handyman Connection

March 08, 2012 12:25 ET

Handyman Connection: Add Value to Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

WINNIPEG, MB--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2012) - At a time when home-buyers are looking for houses that don't need numerous home improvements, many homeowners increase home value with relatively simple upgrades to their kitchens. Handyman Connection, the largest network of home repair and remodeling contractors in North America, has released a few helpful tips on how to update your kitchen and give it a more inviting appeal to anyone looking to buy.

The kitchen is the heart of the home so be sure that your kitchen is living up to its potential. A great kitchen has to have more than just good looks; it needs to have a good 'feel' to it as well. Play to your kitchen's strengths and it can easily become one of the greatest selling points of your home.

Painting is a cheap and fairly easy solution to dramatically alter the look and feel of your kitchen. If your kitchen is large and laid out in such a way that promotes its use as a gathering space, then you should consider using a warm colour scheme to create a feeling of sociability. Smaller kitchens might want to make use of lighter colours to make the room seem larger, and if your kitchen is a place where you go to find serenity then you might want to think about using blues or greens.

Adding tile to your walls has become a popular way to give colour and creativity to different rooms in the house. There is a wide range of tiles to choose from and depending on the feel you are going for you may want to bring home a couple samples to try out. Hiring a professional handyman can make this process quick and painless for you and save you money in the long run.

Re-facing or replacing cabinets and drawers is a great way to give your kitchen a new look. If you don't want to replace them, a new paint or stain job can also do the trick. While you are at the hardware store looking for paint, snag some new handles or knobs for an inexpensive way to make your drawers and cabinets feel brand new!

Your countertops have been through a lot, so before you put your house on the market you might want to think about replacing countertops with something that fits the new look of your kitchen.

These are just some of the ways you can fix up your kitchen to increase your home value. When you're ready to consider making these home improvements, bring in a professional contractor for advice.

About Handyman Connection
Handyman Connection specializes in small to medium home improvements, repairs and remodeling jobs. All of the organization's skilled handymen have at least 10 years of professional experience. In 1993, Handyman Connection became the first company to offer franchises in its industry. There are now 88 locations across North America and Canada. For more information, visit www.handymanconnection.com or follow us at facebook.com/HandymanConnectionCorporate and twitter.com/handymancorp

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