When we purchased our home about 1 1/2 years ago we started remodeling right away, and to this day we still are. You ask why we bought a home that we had to update every room? We got it at a good price, and wanted to update it to our style. By doing minor updates to our kitchen, like painting the cabinets, new counter tops, and backsplash we have increased the value of our home. When we finally get to the master bath that will increased it even more. Just a few minor upgrades go a long way in increasing the value of your home.
So if you’re ready to upgrade your home, start with the projects that will give you the most return on your investment. While you may be feeling like it’s time to update your fireplace hearth or you’re considering replacing an aging fence, the fact is that you’ll see a greater return with the kitchen and bathrooms. When you’re ready to make this investment, keep a few tips in mind.
Partial Services are an Option
You may have heard about the high cost of bathroom and kitchen renovations, but those fees are based on a full remodel that replaces everything from the flooring to the light fixtures. The fact is that you may not have to go all in to give the space a luxurious new feel. Assess your fixtures carefully to determine if they’re truly dated or just need to have other spaces in the room improved. For instance, you can make solid wood cabinets look amazing again by replacing the old laminate counter with granite. Take your existing bathroom vanity to a higher level by putting a beautiful glass tile backsplash all around the mirror.
Focus on Quality
When making the investment in a new kitchen or bathroom, remember that people can tell when shortcuts have been taken. It’s only a small increase in price to go from particle board cabinets to solid wood, and visitors will be able to see the difference. While you can save by keeping fixtures that are still in great shape, resist the temptation to take shortcuts in other areas. The quality will not only show through in the finished appearance, but your new space will hold up better and provide you with years of reliable service.
Consider Modern Upgrades
If you are gutting an entire space, then look into modern upgrades. When it comes to master bathrooms, most people are more interested in luxurious walk-in showers than the standard bathtub. When working on the kitchen, add under cabinet lighting, soft-close cabinet doors and an undermount sink. Your renovation quotes won’t change too drastically, but you’ll enjoy the space more and make a great impression on your guests.
You can take your home to a higher level by making a few key changes. When you invest in home renovations, you can improve your living space while boosting your property value. Rather than living with a space that doesn’t quite suit your needs, turn to a professional team for help with all of your remodeling projects.