Home Investments That Will Add Value

Written by Milan Jara on 16th Jun 2015

Planning home remodeling projects can help bring a family closer together, and they can also add value to your home. If you plan the right kinds of projects, then they can also make your life a lot easier. Even if you are not planning on selling your home any time soon, you can still benefit from doing some remodeling projects that will enhance your investment.

Remodeling The Kitchen

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Remodeling the Kitchen

Since we are talking about adding value to your home and getting the most from your investment, let’s address a common myth right now. While an entirely new kitchen looks great and could make things easier for you, U.S. News and World Report says that it is the minor kitchen remodeling projects that actually have the biggest impact.

For example, painting your cabinets and replacing the cabinet hardware is not a very involved project, but it will make your kitchen look great and add value to your home. Since the investment is relatively small, the overall financial effect is more significant. Another good example is having an island installed in your kitchen to give you more counter and storage space. Once again, the investment is relatively small, but the return is significant.

Installing Central Air Conditioning

Installing central air conditioning in your home allows you to maintain the same temperature throughout the year, and that has health benefits for your whole family. This is especially true if you have small children. You would be surprised at how relatively inexpensive it is to have a central air conditioning system installed, and it will add tremendous value to your home.

Finish the Basement or Attic

The great thing about finishing the attic or basement to create extra living space is that you decide how much it will cost and how it will look. Of course, you will need a new ceiling to make your project really stand out, and we can help you with that. But even the most minimal remodeling project to turn the basement into a playroom or the attic into a home studio will create significant value for your home and add more space for you to use.

Accessorize the Bathroom

There are a lot of people who dream about having a television in the bathroom or one of those showers with multiple shower heads. Did you know that many of those multiple-shower-head designs are extremely efficient and can save you money on your water bill? You should do the cosmetic repairs to a bathroom that make it look nicer, such as putting a new coat of paint on the walls and replacing the rusted fixtures with new ones. But while you are at it, you should also put some planning into accessorizing your bathroom to get it just the way you want it. You will finally have the bathroom of your dreams, and you know that a television installed in the bathroom is going to raise the value of your home.

When you get creative with your home remodeling projects, you can get results you like and add value to your investment in your home. Never start a project without doing plenty of planning first, and of course, always remember to put new ceilings up in every room.