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The Best Home Improvements For Your Kit Home

Kit Home Decoration

Kit homes are becoming a popular choice of home, particularly as they are a cost effective way of building a new home. Like any home there are many home improvements that you can do to your kit home that will make them even better to live in and also increase their value. Adding things like solar panels, great kitchens and patios greatly improve the basic kit home.

Patio

Adding a patio area to your kit home is a great home improvement. Having a patio area will give you some much needed shade outside during summer and protect you from the elements in winter. A patio area can be turned into a great entertainment area where you can set up your barbecue and outdoor furniture and if you have children you can create a corner just for them to play by setting up a small table and chairs where they can draw, do craft, play with play dough and read. Having a patio will give your children somewhere to play when it is wet, rather than keeping them trapped indoors.

Garden

A garden improves the look of every home, so if you have just built your kit home think about starting on your garden first as it will take time to become established. Choose plants and trees that are suited to the climate in your area and before you go to the nursery find out what your soil type is so that you can choose the right plants. Do a plan beforehand so you have at least a rough idea of what you want. You will need to know whether you have wetter areas or parts of your garden that will get full sun or are mostly shaded so that you can get the right plants. You can also build structures within your garden to improve the look of your kit home, things like rose arbours and pergolas.

Solar panels

To make your kit home more eco friendly and to help save on electricity bills you can install solar panels on your room. There will be the initial cost but the savings you make on your electricity will far outweigh this expense. Solar power can run your whole home, including the lights, appliances and heat your hot water.

Kitchen

When you build a kit home all the materials will be delivered to your property so that you can build it to lock up stage. From there you will need to do the plastering, painting and do the rest of the inside. This will also include fitting out your kitchen. Choose a functional kitchen and spend that bit more to make sure you have enough storage space. You may want a more modern kitchen or something like a country style kitchen to suit your kit home. You can make considerable savings by buying things online, such as the kitchen sink, taps and even the cabinets.

Bathroom

Create a bathroom that you want to spend time in. Buy a bath that you will want to spend hours soaking in and buy your taps for a better price online.

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Thu, May 8 2014 » Home Improvement