If you are planning to do some remodeling work in your home, it can be an exciting and adventurous time. However, it can also be a time of confusion. The budget must be followed and you have to stay in touch with your remodeling contractor. Hopefully, the company has a licensed contractor that can guide you through the confusion.
One of the areas of confusion tends to be how to make the most out of the budget while also making the remodel look great. That's a tricky question. Home owners tend to go for the cheaper alternatives in some of the materials, or they limit the remodel to a few small changes. And that's fine when the budget is tight. But perhaps you should think differently. After all, there are a couple of areas are worth spending a little more money on than others. Since remodeling costs can add up quickly, you want to gain the most for your investment and remodel the most beneficial areas first.
Of the entire house, there are two rooms that will give you a higher return on your investment, should you ever decide to sell. One is the bathroom. The bathroom is more than a necessity. It is a place to get ready. This is where you can put on makeup, style hair, and get dressed. It’s also a place to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate. You take a hot shower or soak in the tub. For some there is a Jacuzzi tub to enjoy. Remodeling your bathroom is one of the places where it's worth spending extra dollars on because your life will significantly improve along with the luxury in your bathroom.
The kitchen is the hub of the house and the center of attention. You cook in there, gather, chat, work on the table, and socialize. Whether you are cooking or reminiscing over a cup of coffee, the kitchen is family central. Not only do you want to expend extra money on the kitchen remodel for possible resale value, but you also want to spend extra money for your own enjoyment and pleasure. This is an investment that's always worth spending more.
Windows and doors
When you spend money on windows and doors – much like spending money on bathrooms and kitchens – you get the benefit of earning money back, as well. Not only is it a good way to get a good return on your investment, it’s also a good way to save money on energy costs. Energy efficient windows not only look great, but they can save you money as well. Front doors are the invitation to your home and the more inviting they are, the more appealing the home.
Nothing says home more than curb appeal. A charming bench or a pair of front chair rockers will add much-needed curb appeal. Potted plants and flowers, statues and wind chimes all add a touch of flair. Even a new door with some flair in it can dramatically change the way your home looks from the outside, something that you'll enjoy every time you come home (and that potential buyers will surely appreciate when coming to check the home out).
You can argue that it's better to remodel while being careful with the budget that not remodeling at all. That's true, especially if a remodel has become a need for your current life. However, given that you will spend some money on that remodel, there's always a thing or two that can have a huge impact in your life and you should let yourself spend a little extra just to get it. Remember, a remodel is about making your life better and there are certain things that money can buy.
Posted November 16, 2016
by Gabriel Posternak.