A remodel is an expensive project, so you might as well focus on the areas of your home that will give you the most return on your investment. If you’re smart, you can recoup anywhere from 70 to 90 percent of your investment when all is said and done.
At Tallen Builders, LLC in Ocala, FL, we don’t just build new commercial and residential properties, we can also help with many of your remodels and renovations. In this article, we list five of the best remodels you can take on to increase the value of your home.
Improve Your Home’s Flow
Light goes a long way when it comes time to sell your home. The more small, dark rooms you have, the less desirable your home becomes. To create the illusion of a larger living space and allow for more natural light, consider knocking down some unnecessary walls. One of the most popular options is combining the dining area and the kitchen or the dining area and the living area. If knocking down walls isn’t your cup of tea, you could widen your doorways and windows to give your space a grander feel.
Boost Your Curb Appeal
You could do all the remodeling you wanted to the inside of your home, but if the outside remains dull and drab, who will want to come in? Outdoor improvements let people know how much you care for your home. A new deck has a fantastic return on investment, at about 77.3 percent, and is perfect for sunny Florida weather. If the color of your home is outdated, consider new siding in a timeless color and style.
Up the Bathroom Count
In family homes especially, you know the pain of not having enough bathrooms. In terms of return on investment, this remodel is one of the best choices, with HGTV estimating an 80 to 103 percent return. Master baths with a tub and spacious shower are highly sought after, and ample storage is always a good idea. You can also create a half-bath out of an unused storage closet or underneath a staircase.
People naturally gravitate towards the kitchen, whether they are your family members or guests. It is the heart of the home and if remodeled well, can really appeal to the potential buyers’ emotions. Some of the most notable aspects of the kitchen are cabinets and countertops, so make sure both are top quality. For cabinets, the more storage space the better. Energy-efficient appliances are always a good choice, just make sure all appliances match.
While energy-saving home changes may not be as visible as the other remodel options we’ve mentioned, you’ll sure notice the difference on paper! With just a few simple changes you can save hundreds a year on your energy bill. One popular energy-saving update is adding or replacing the insulation in your home. It’s also beneficial to go around the home sealing up any cracks, as the U.S. Department of Energy estimates the average home leaks as much energy as a 3×3 foot hole in the wall. Some other energy-saving fixtures for your home are programmable thermostats and high-efficiency water heaters.
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