Whether you’re slowly but surely constructing your idea of a dream house or planning to add value to your home for a resale, home remodeling decisions can be intense. Take some of the stress out of your redesign by following these tips.
Bathrooms are one the most common places in the home that get remodeled, and it’s easy to see why. Not only do they get a lot of use, but they also hold a lot of potential for an easy makeover. If you’re just looking to update the feel of your bathroom, you can try installing new fixtures for the sink and bathtub/shower as well as adding new hardware to the cabinetry. Projects that are popular but don’t take a long time includes installing flooring or adding shower tiles. By taking a wall out, you can open up your bathroom and add a lot to the value of your property; when it comes to real estate home value, the biggest return of investment is done thanks to this.
What’s true is that first impressions count, and that means that the exterior of the property is imperative for getting real estate agents and buyers to be interested. If your siding is a bit shabby or worn, you should consider replacing it or just add small flourishes like new trim or a fresh coat of paint. In addition, consider installing a new entry door to give your home a newly renovated look. If you’re creative, you could also put your talents to good use by adding new decorations like a door mat, planting a garden, or installing a water feature.
3. Additional bedrooms.
This plus getting a bigger bathroom are the top ideas for increasing your home’s value. Transforming an unused space in the home – like a basement or attic – into a living area can be worth the money and time that you invest. And if you don’t have space already carved out, you can consider it a blank slate from which to begin building an extra bedroom. And if you don’t have sufficient land to build horizontally, think of building up by creating another level to your house.
4. Window treatments.
It may not seem like a very big deal, but replacing the windows in your home can open up space by providing more ventilation and sunlight where there was none (in case the previous windows were not functional). What’s more is that if you are planning to market the house, these improvements can be the difference between an interest or not. Always remember that for the conservation of energy you need to have newer windows that are made from weather-sealing components and insulated glass.
It tends to be most obvious how old the home is thanks to looking at the kitchen. It gets the most use and is most often subject to designs that scream old-fashioned once their time has passed. To update your kitchen, consider installing new cabinetry or recovering old cabinets. New, stainless steel appliances can also make your cooking space look more modern and clean as well as lend your kitchen energy efficiency. Finish your remodel off with new flooring, and your kitchen–along with the rest of the house–will look brand new.