Smart, Economic Renovations

During this economic upheaval and housing downturn, you may be asking yourself if it is smart to invest in your home. The answer is a resounding yes! Investing in your home can save you money now, and poise your home to reap the financial benefits when the housing cycle rebounds. That being said, there are smarter economic renovations than others. Siding Upgrading or replacing your siding is a wise investment in both bull and bear economies. Your siding protects your homes from the elements. If your siding is in bad shape, more damage is being done behind the walls than you know. This can cost you more money in future repairs. Consider upgrading your vinyl siding to fiber cement siding. This siding lasts longer than vinyl siding and is perceived a better value by the public. This means a potential home buyer will pay more for your home because of its fiber cement siding than your neighbor's which is sided with vinyl. In fact, Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value 2007 report noted that you can expect to recoup 88% of the cost of installing fiber cement siding when you sell. Bathrooms You have probably heard many times that bathrooms and kitchens sell homes. That is because it is true. Simple renovations such as replacing your old chipped tile, upgrading your countertops and light fixtures and repainting the bathroom can transform the entire room. Potential buyers do not want to walk into a bathroom that feels old and dingy. Another economic benefit is that when a contractor is remodeling your bathroom they may find problems areas that could lead to expensive repairs down the road. They will be able to fix them on the spot and [...]

By |July 15th, 2019|renovations|0 Comments

Home Renovations – Planning Ideas

As it’s the start of the year, most people are looking for fresh starts and where could be a better place to begin than with home renovations. Whether you are simply looking for a small remodelling job or maybe a total overhaul of your house, this article will provide you with ideas and inspiration to get you started. The kitchen is one of the most favourite rooms to renovate and there are many reasons for this, including outdated cupboards and appliances to a change of living circumstances for example a family with older children may want to renovate the kitchen area into a place of entertainment. Examples include knocking down an internal wall for example a dining room situated beside the kitchen so as to make one big kitchen area. This really opens up the space and allows you to entertain while cooking, making it an ideal room for big homely family gatherings. If your budget allows you could bring an experienced professional on board such as an interior designer who will help you to plan your space in an optimal and aesthetic way. Another very popular choice among people in terms of home renovations, is converting a spare room into an office space or a nursery for a new baby. This is particularly common among new couples who have begun to start a family and want a practical space to look after their new arrival. Converting a room into a nursery needn’t be as daunting as one would expect and will actually reduce your stress levels when the new arrival is welcomed home. It also mentally prepares you for the change before the pitter-patter of little feet can be heard about the place. Once [...]

By |April 15th, 2019|renovations|0 Comments