Have you ever stopped to think about what ‘home improvement’ actually meant?  Was it just a 90s sitcom full of silly jokes:

home improvement 1weird noises from Tim the Tool-man Taylor:

home improvement 2and a faceless neighbor? :

home improvement 3Although none of us 80’s babies wouldn’t be the same if Jonathan Taylor Thomas hadn’t made a lasting impression on our hearts via this blessed show, home improvement is much more than a silly sitcom.

JTTHome improvement refers to the actual process of renovating or remodeling a home.  Doing so improves the home’s appearance, comfort, style, and ability to resell.  Many people are into home improvement projects for a number of reasons:

  • fun to accomplish
  • allows you to dabble in DIY projects
  • allows for a more livable space
  • improves aesthetic appeal
  • helps sell a home

Home improvement really brings a great amount of value to a home.  Not only does it make the space more enjoyable for the time that you are living in it, but it increases the amount of money you will net when you go to sell and move on.  This is huge.  Properties, as the economy changes, will fluctuate.  They either gain or lose value.  Sometimes, just a matter of time passing will make a property gain in value.  With home improvement projects, however, your odds are much higher for that value increase to take place.

The most popular types of home improvement projects include (in no particular order): front yard makeovers, repainting the walls to make them brighter, replacing the furnace/AC, window replacement, opening up walls to give more of an ‘open concept’ floor plan, hardwood flooring, brick or stone fireplaces, bathroom renovations, popcorn ceiling removal, and kitchen updates.

Several of the aforementioned home improvement projects can be done on your own as a fun and easy DIY project.  Many people love DIY projects because they allow for creativity, a sense of a job well done, and time and money savings.  At Faux Direct, we know this better than anyone.  You can accomplish a kitchen and bathroom remodel as well as a stone or brick fireplace in a matter of hours with faux wall paneling.  Oodles of money will be saved as well as little time spent in order to accomplish these home improvement projects.  In the end, you will have a much more enjoyable space to spend time in with your family, greater aesthetic appeal, and simultaneously increase the value of your home.