Most homeowners have a list of renovations, improvements and upgrades they’d like to make to their home. They usually range from minor improvements up to major renovations. However, what many homeowners are not always aware of is the impact that each of those renovations or improvement can have on their long-term comfort and their home’s value. Let’s take closer look at three potential renovations that add comfort and value to your home.
- A New Roof
- Think a new roof is boring? Think again. A new roof has several benefits including making your home more energy efficient which saves you money, making your home more comfortable which improves your quality of life and adding real, bottom-line value to your home. A home for sale that has a new roof is seen as more more desirable and more valuable by home buyers than a similar home with an older roof. Investing in what’s overhead may not be something that many homeowners think about until it’s an emergency, but a new roof can do wonders for your wallet, your way of life and your home’s worth. Still think a new roof is boring?
- New Flooring
- It’s not just what’s overhead that matters, but also what’s underfoot. A home’s flooring is subject to wear and tear all day every day. After the plumbing, a home’s floors have to stand up to more continual use than any other system or major feature in the home. An investment in new flooring, be it throughout the home or just in high-traffic rooms can go a long way to beautifying your home, making it more valuable and improving your family’s comfort. Today’s flooring technology is unlike anything we’ve seen before. The wide array of materials now available allow you to incorporate any style you want into affordable, long-lasting flooring with many options for heating as well. There’s nothing like warm floors on those cold winter mornings!
- Upgraded Kitchen
- The kitchen is the heart of the modern home. It’s where everyone congregates, it’s where all parties eventually end up and it’s where every member of the family seeks nourishment and sustenance. Yes, the kitchen is that important. Many homebuyers make their home buying decision, assuming the house in their budget and in their preferred neighborhood, based on the outside curb appeal and the appearance of the kitchen. As a real estate agent…newer kitchens command higher home prices. Plus, with newer kitchens come modern, high-efficiency appliances, saving you money and making cooking and spending time in the kitchen even more enjoyable.
We’ll explore additional renovations in future blog posts, but these three ideas should get you started thinking about where to invest money in your home and how those investments will add value to your home and comfort to your life. If you’re not sure where to start or how to get started, we invite you to contact us and let’s discuss some ideas for your home that meet your needs and your budget.