Remodeling Your Home In A Value-Rich Way
Take Stock Of Your Property
Home remodeling can either cost you nothing, or practically everything. It all depends on how much planning you put into it beforehand, and what projects you choose to do. Additionally, there is a “why” involved here. If you’re renovating for a reason that has nothing to do with property value expansion, then certain things will and won’t matter.
For example, if you’re just trying to make the kitchen the best it can be, and price is no object, then you might drop $30k on the remodel. At the end, you’ll have new tile, top-tier appliances, perhaps a new island in the middle, likely a new refrigerator and/or freezer, and most probably a new sink, faucet, or some combination of the two. Today, modern kitchen faucets are changing style conventions in kitchen remodeling scenarios—which were already pretty diverse.
If you’re a homeowner who’s looking to renovate with no expense spared, then it makes a lot of sense to go with the most expensive, top-tier and quality items you can find. However, you can still retain style while saving money. Perhaps the kitchen isn’t the best portion of your home that could benefit from an upgrade, renovation, or remodel.
Deck The Yard With Boughs Of…Whatever You Like
Does your backyard have a deck? You may be surprised to learn that DIY deck remodeling is popular and doable if you’ve got the will to see a project through. There may be a slight learning curve, but then again, if you can get the man of the house excited enough about such a project, that curve may not matter!
Even if you’ve never done it before, with Google under one hand and a finely made hammer in the other, you’ll likely do a better job than you may have thought. But even if you outsource to contractors, a good deck adds a lot of value to a home.
Well, if you build a deck out of precious metals and stones, it may not yield the same value when compared to its cost—but you get the idea! Unless you’re doing something exceptionally ambitious, you’re likely to see good things from such an upgrade.
You’ve also got the whole backyard to consider. You can turn a plot of land that’s thirty feet on a side into a veritable jungle, or forest garden—depending on where you plant flora, and how well you take care of it. A good garden in front and back is excellent for your own satisfaction in addition to property value and salability later on.
Interior Remodel Ideas
Inside your house, there are quite a few different cost-effective, value-rich home remodeling solutions. If your property has an attic which is sound enough to make a living space, you could turn it into an additional living room, entertaining room, observation deck, or bedroom. Just paint the walls and clean out the cobwebs.
Bathrooms are another easy remodel which has the propensity to deliver big on relatively inexpensive changes. You can bring in a new painting or wallpaper scheme, change out the mirror, put in a new sink or faucet, upgrade the toilet, caulk the tub, clean out the grout—and all that before hiring anybody.
The most cost-effective renovations will be those which are accomplished by the homeowners themselves. So as you go about strategizing your upgrades, one thing worth doing is figuring out where you yourself can get your hands dirty and produce a quality product.