Whether you are selling your home, or just looking to enhance your living quality, remodeling projects should always increase the value of a home. Believe it or not there are projects that can decrease a home’s value such as installing a pool in a climate unfit for swimming most of the year. Sometimes the most fancy upgrades can greatly lower the value of a home, and that is why it is so important to conduct research about the upgrades you are interested in before construction starts to make sure that they will only increase your home’s value. Here are some suggestions of upgrades that will almost always increase a home’s value.
Minor remodeling projects
Make your home fit for home and work life by converting a bonus room into a home office. Add French doors to give the room some privacy without completely closing it off like a bedroom. Install electrical outlets for technology and recessed lighting. If your budget allows, install cabinetry or bookshelves for organization and to give the room a true home office feel. According to HGTV, converting a room into a home office can bring in nearly $10,000 alone at closing.
Major remodeling projects
If your home is in need of some major remodeling in order for the value to increase, always start in the kitchen and bathrooms. These are some of the most expensive areas to remodel, but they always have the biggest pay out. Upgrading a kitchen is a sure way to sell a home because most buyers look for upgraded kitchens first. If your budget is tight, pick certain areas in the kitchen to remodel that will draw a buyer’s eye like custom cabinetry or granite countertops. Appliances can always be replaced so do not worry about installing brand new stainless steel appliances. Instead, invest your money in the built-ins that are tougher and more expensive for a home buyer to upgrade.
Curb appeal is vitally important if you are looking to sell your home. Get rid of clutter in your yard that draws attention in a negative way. Install a garbage can cover on the side or back of the home so the garbage cans are not the first thing you see when pulling up to the home. Keep the lawn mowed and plant colorful flowers that are low maintenance. If your budget allows, install a unique walkway with flagstones or brick. While you might not want to spend all of your upgrading budget on the exterior of the home, it is definitely worth the cost to make a come look welcome and appealing.
People are always looking for space when purchasing a home, and that is why homeowners should make the most of the space they have in their home and then add on if they need to. Convert an attic into a bedroom or office, finish the basement so there is more livable space. Space is ultimately what sells a home.
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I was looking at Mars tonight at about 7:48 pm cst.
And it was white in colour and then it dimmed a couple times, and then was almost impossible to see. I told a friend and a phew seconds later it did it again. He also see this. After this it returned to its relish colour.I believe it happend 3 times. I know Venus is close to it. Can anybody explain this
Lake bed sand samples on earth contain many
signs of biological activity; cytoskeletons and diatomaceous earth to name a few. Can CURIOSITY sample and magnify some sand in the lake bed it is now? Or if they have, could someone direct me to the photos.
Beagle2 landed in the Bulls Eye and intact however not all of the panels successfully deployed meaning there were no comms with Earth or solar power. It is a shame Prof. Colin Pillinger is no longer with us to see his dedication and hard work is on the surface of Mars and only bad luck got in the way of the Champagne moment.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30784886?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_centralposted by Kevin McNulty at 5:25 AM EDT | Discussion (2)
Here are two anomalies for your evaluation, shown in this photo taken on Sol 855:
The pixel coordinates for the upper anomaly are 1220,170 (x,y). For the second, bottom anomaly the coordinates are 1064,1042 (x,y). The upper anomaly is also shown in the following photo:
The coordinates there are 110,170 (x,y). GIMP or IrfanView (both freeware graphics editors/viewers) can be used to resolve the pixel coordinates. On my screen the upper anomaly shows slightly more detail in the second photo. When viewing these anomalies, note that their dust-covered surfaces make them blend-in with adjoining rocks, so keep this fact in mind.
Both anomalies immediately stand-out in the rock-strewn terrain. My initial observations lead me to conclude that these anomalies are both metallic pieces of debris, corroded, eroded, and dust-covered. If additional, similar pieces can be found in other photos taken in the same, immediate location, it might be possible to estimate the direction from which they originated, assuming that an explosive blast was responsible for their present resting places.
Yet another official NASA/JPL photo sent by the Curiosity Mars rover verifies the activity of intelligent beings on the planet's surface, but unlike most other photos this one shows evidence of high-tech, far beyond the usual paleolithic (stone-age) artifacts.
First download the photo, which is found here:
The primary area of interest is the upper right quadrant. Use good graphics viewing/editing software that has zoom capability. I will pinpoint each artifact by its pixel location on the photo, so if your graphics viewer can count pixels, as GIMP can, you will be able to find every artifact without difficulty. The photo measures 1344 x 1200 pixels (x,y).
THE SKULL MONUMENT (1208,86). The skull monument consists of a light-grayish-colored, sculpted humanoid skull, which rests on a crude pedestal of piled stones. This appears to be a memorial monument erected to commemorate the site where an airborne vehicle crashed sometime in the past, killing its occupants. I would further assume that the occupants were VIP's, not common folks, thus justifying the time and effort needed to construct the monument.
FUSELAGE SECTIONS (1208,185). One section is shaped like a drainage culvert, circular and open at the end facing the camera. Metallic panels were used to sheath the exterior, but some panels are missing, allowing sunlight to filter inside.
A second, wedge-shaped section rests in front of the circular section. How it relates to the function of the craft is unknown, as is its intended location in the original design. It is very doubtful if these two sections came to rest randomly; it is more probable that they were moved to their present locations after the crash.
NOSE SECTION (1010,96). The nose section, or pilot pod, rests upright and points to the right of the photo. It has an aerodynamic-designed windscreen, and a side window is visible. The cockpit is open, and not covered by any kind of roof.
COCKPIT SEAT (310,985). The seat rests on its left side, with its back and bottom facing the camera. The seat is actually very small in size, giving some indication as to the size of its occupant. It appears to be fabric-covered. The force of the crash has pulled and stretched the fabric cover somewhat. Torn fibers of the fabric are visible on the bottom of the seat, which faces the camera.
Some other anomalous debris is visible in the photo, but I would rate those pieces only as possible anomalies or artifacts. In any case, I'm not assuming that NASA/JPL has released all MSL photos to the public. It is difficult to believe that evidence of intelligent beings on Mars, past or present, has been totally ignored and by-passed. Any true scientist would insist on investigating anything that looked interesting.