As the warm weather of summer sets in, many homeowners are preparing for home improvement projects and remodels. Whether you are remodeling your home to capitalize on the current market, or to update your space to your style, it is important to make improvements that will give you the best bang for your buck.
Very often, small and inexpensive changes to your home can make the biggest impact. Painting is the cheapest way to drastically change the look of your home – both on the inside and out! Remember to keep colors neutral if you have plans to sell your home in the near future.
In the Midwest, finished basements are very popular. However, you may want to think twice before finishing your basement as a way to increase the value of your house. On average, a homeowner who remodels their basement may only see a 63 percent return on investment. If you’re looking for a lasting investment to increase the value of your home, opt for a kitchen remodel. Kitchen remodeling costs less, is highly trafficked during home showings, and offer a higher return on investment!
Contact Craftsman today for expert guidance on how to best use your home remodeling budget.
Columbus Home Improvements are on the rise as homeowners welcome the warmer temperatures of spring. The National Association of Home Builders estimates that $122.8 billion will be spent on home improvements in 2014.
Most people remodel their home to make it more fitting to their style and taste, while some homeowners remodel with the thought of increasing its sale value. That being written: not all remodels are equal in terms of return on investment. Updating a bathroom has the greatest value in terms of recouping your cost with an average return of 72.5% on your investment.
There are several things you need to keep in mind when making home improvements:
- Don’t over-improve: Having the most valuable home in the neighborhood can be a point of pride. But too many improvements can make it hard to someday sell it – especially compared to other home prices in the neighborhood.
- Face-lift v. total overhaul: Making small changes like installing new countertops in the kitchen or new flooring in the bathroom completely change the feel of the space without emptying your wallet. They also provide a better return on investment when you sell.
- Think classic: Use trends in moderation, like incorporating them in a backsplash, but focus on making classic renovations that will be appealing now and in the future.
Craftsmen is the expert on Columbus home improvements – contact us today to get started on your next home improvement project!