Looking to upgrade your home? Whether it be simply for yourself, or you trying to add resale value, these are the top 10 house renovation projects.
Entry door replacement
Nothing says "welcome home" like a beautiful front door. It's said to be the #1 upgrade you can make to your home in order to increase the perceived value of it. And one can imagine why: because of first impressions. Your door (and stairs leading up to it) is the very first thing a potential buyer, friend, or family member see before setting foot inside.
Adding a back deck
Adding a back deck can add resale value to your home. Many families, when touring a property, want to see that there is hosting space available beyond their kitchen and living room. Often times, an outside area, such as a deck and yard, is the answer to that need. Throw a grill, chairs, and table on the deck, and you're ready to host the next big BBQ.
Bathroom remodels provide a great return on investment and, after kitchens and entry areas, are often times the most scrutinized parts of the entire home. One thing to keep in mind when remodeling your bathroom: You want it to appeal not only to your lifestyle preferences, but also functionality. Large stand up showers are a key component to any bathroom remodel, as well as extra vanity space.
House siding replacement
If there's one way to make your house appear "like new" when you first drive up, it would be a complete siding upgrade. Today, there are many choices from vinyl to clapboard. However, it's important to know how often your siding should be replaced because it can be very expensive. The average siding project will cost you anywhere from $20k - $50k for a typical 4 bed, 2 bath house.
If there's one project that says "upgrade" in the home, it would be a kitchen remodel. Kitchens are often times talked about as the focal point to the home; the place the entire family revolves around. And while we may think that it actually is the TV and living room (hahaha), it can certainly be said that having a functional kitchen that also fits your style and level over elegance is a must. If there's one common thing we hear from customers after we've finished a kitchen remodel, it's "Oh my gosh. I wish I had done this sooner." Suffice is the say, it's something to consider when you have the budget.
A budget friendly approach to a full blown kitchen remodel would be to reface your kitchen cabinets. Between that and adding new appliances, you can avoid the large expense of a full remodel, and instead cut the budget from 1/4 to 1/2.
Replacing a roof
Most of you probably already know that you'll need to replace your roof every ~25 years. What you may not know is there are opportunities to prolong that length of time with updates made every few years, and by selecting the right materials. While you'll never actually see your roof (unless you have a drone), it ultimately protects the bones of your home and everyone in it. We suggest you take roof upgrades seriously and do not put this off. And if you're not sure if you need your roof replaced, we can send someone out to give you our opinion.
Hardwood floor upgrades
Have you ever walked into a friend's house to see beautiful hardwood floors? Ya... you can have those, too. Don't think it's something just for everybody else.
One of the most energy efficient improvements one can make to their home is replacing their windows. Whether you're looking to have Andersen, Harvey, Pella, or Marvin windows installed, all of them are likely better than what you have today.
Finishing a basement
No, finished basements are not just for mancaves today. They are now one great way to add usable square footage to your home footprint. Use it as a second living room, as a kids play room, or to that teenager of yours who you're looking to get a little more space from. Finished basements give you, or your loved ones, another place to call home within your home.
Ready to complete a project of your own? Contact us today. We'll come visit within 48 hours and we'll give you a free quote of your project the next day.