Your kitchen is going to be one of the most used rooms in the house. As a result, natural wear and tear are especially apparent in this area. A remodel will likely be a necessity over time anyway. Even if you’re not looking to upgrade property value, appliances, components, counters, and floors will all erode over time. Counters will get dented, scratched, and overrun with varying substances. The tile will crack, linoleum will peel, wood will warp, and carpet will stain. Sinks get leaks in them, and faucets quit working. Garbage compactors are notorious for going on the fritz, and older dishwashers eventually surpass their ability to function normally.
If you’re in any house longer than about five years, you can expect these areas to need refurbishment. The smart bit comes in cost-effectively upgrading appearance additionally. For around the cost of natural maintenance, you can find chic modern options that may not fit your ideal remodel, but will look good and be cost-effective. You will need to evaluate the cost of a face-lift versus a full remodel to see if it fits your budget and determine if a full remodel will re-coop your money upon resale.
Installing A Deck Or Back Patio
A patio or deck is going to add exceptional value to a property, but having it be profitable will again hinge on many factors. Most notably, which deck installers you choose will go a long way toward determining your overall expense. Licensed deck-builders are going to make a plan and run it by you with complete transparency. It is always a good idea to start with a professional who can develop a plan first and then cost your project out completely in order for you determine whether or not it fits your budget. Without a proper plan, you might be well into the remodel only to find out it’s over your budget, which would be a complete disaster. A plan upfront also eliminates costly change orders that can run up costs.
Attic Remodel—Add A Bedroom!
If you can list your house as a five bedroom property, rather than a four bedroom property, this could result in a higher listing. Converting the attic may not be as difficult as you think, but it will be a proposition which is unique to a given piece of real estate. Some attics are strong enough to support being painted, carpeted, wallpapered, and lit. Most will have some electrical system if only for the pull-lamp in the middle of the room. Once again, I recommend consulting with a licensed interior designer to develop a plan putting everybody on the same page.
Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
The greatest advantage of a remodel isn’t even the additional property value. It’s having the joy of seeing your vision come to a reality, and being able to personally enjoy it.
Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design.Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.
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