When looking to get the most for your dollar with renovations, it is important and a crucial step to finding the right ways of renovation for your property. There are hundreds of things to be renovated and updated in any home to make it feel like a brand new home just with minor but significant changes. In order to make your renovation efficient and effective, you have to decide where to start. Below we discuss the most valuable and cost effective ways of renovation and upgrading.
The most important step is painting. The fresh and new coat of paint over the tired and old
walls give a brand new look and helps make things really pop. Compared to other types of improvements, painting is the easiest and most effective way in raising the value of your home by as much as 10%. When it comes to revitalizing your home – it's good to get your hands a little dirty and get involved in the project, but when it comes to painting, the details are critical.
For most houses, you will effectively make your money back by hiring a specialist, and it will
save you precious time and effort. For professionals, one room can be started and finished
within a few hours, with most homeowners trying to complete the same amount of work over a
few days. If you're trying to save a little cash, do the simple things that could save the contractor money, such as removing pictures and nails from the walls, washing down the walls with some soap and water, and removing the boxes around the sockets and light switches. This is going to save you some time, without upsetting your contractor.
Another significant home improvement project you can do is update your kitchen.
Many buyers find the kitchen the heart of their house and investing money into new
counter tops, nice-looking cabinets, and energy-efficient appliances could make a difference
between paying the top dollar for your home when its time to sell or get less money for it.
The typical return on investment in your kitchen can be as high as 30-50%. Homeowners state that the average refurbishment costs about $6,000, but more extensive
refurbishment will go up as much as $50,000. Homeowners can often confuse their new kitchen with costly, unnecessary features such as expensive appliances and cabinets. It's easy to get wrapped up in the glamour of shiny new appliances and lose sight of the final goal, so here are some important tips to help you stay on track
High-end appliances should only be bought if you plan to keep your home for a while and also
imitate Gordon Ramsey in the kitchen – you should never buy expensive devices that you will
use once and then recycle them as a dust collector. Cabinets may usually be refurbished or painted to bring new life into them. For the counter top, granite is not the only way to go! Seek out some of the modern materials that offer competitive prices with a similar look and durability.
Last but not least, flooring is certainly the best bang for your buck. The first thing to consider
when installing new floors is the sub floor: a layer of plywood or other constructed materials,
such as OSB, which provide noise and heat insulation while also serving as a vapor barrier.
With different options such as laminate, hardwood, tile, and carpet, this is certainly the best way to quickly increase the value of your home.
Garage door replacement:
Anyone with an older garage knows all too well that older doors can lock, jam, or just look
unsightly. A new garage door can make your curb appeal much better as it's generally the main thing people see when driving up to your home. A new coat of paint can help but if you have dents or obvious damage, it's often best to just replace the door.
Outdoor living continues to be valuable to consumers, which is why adding a deck is
worth considering for your home or house. You have 2 main options with materials with composite materials and wood of course. Wood decks are harder to maintain than composite material decks, and while they're cheaper to install, you'll need to balance those savings against the potential work involved if you're doing home renovations on a property you're actually planning to stay in. Installing a deck is something you can do on your own if you have the know how, but an elevated deck can be a job best left to professionals.
Whatever renovations you decide to do, make sure you have the time to enjoy them while you live there. It's great to update your home to sell, but if you can, you'll want to take the time to see the hard work. If you are you looking to do renovations and are unsure where to start, make sure you reach out!