Updating your house
Old houses, particularly, are notorious for their lack of closet space.
If you have cramped storage areas, Realtor Moe Viessi of Miami suggests adding do-it-yourself wire and laminate closet systems to bedrooms, pantries and entry closets.
“Rather than spring for a whole new cabinet system, which can be expensive, look into hiring a refacing company,” says serial remodeler Gwen Moran, co-author of “Build Your Own Home on a Shoestring.” “Many companies can remove cabinet doors and drawers, refinish the cabinet boxes, then add brand-new doors and drawers.
With a fresh coat of paint over the whole set, your cabinets will look like new.” If you’re handy, you can order your own replacement cabinet doors and door fronts from retailers like Lowe’s Home Improvement or The Home Depot and install them yourself.
These one-piece units may require professional installation but can still be cheaper than paying to re-tile walls and refinish a worn tub.Watch us in action moving a house Simmons House Moving, Inc.