As summer approaches, many homeowners are indubitably thinking about remodeling their home. The warm weather provides the perfect atmosphere for getting in the renovation spirit, and with many of us taking vacations over this period, we obviously have the time to get in and remodel those parts of our residence which we don’t care for, or add on additional space to accommodate those now living with us.
Having trouble getting in the remodeling mood, or issues with determining what project to tackle first? Summer passes as quickly as it arrives, so now is the time to start thinking about the home remodeling project you want to complete. Here are some projects to consider working off, dependent on having the need and the budget for them:
Room additions are especially popular among growing families. Are your kids getting too big to share a room, or have you recently added another member to the family? Adding another bedroom can alleviate issues. If a parent or in-law will becoming to permanently stay with you, adding on will give them the privacy they desire while having them close by.
Another option, although more involved, is to put another story on your home. Second-story additions add more than just necessary space: they greatly increase your home’s resale value.
It’s more common these days to have a basement that’s more entertainment or living space instead of a storage area. Finishing your basement does just that (while also increasing your home’s worth). Many opt to turn their basement into extra space for work or play, and others transform theirs into an extra bedroom. The options are virtually limitless when you’re trying to make a decision on what to do with your basement.
Deck or Patio
Maybe you don’t want to remodel the space inside, but add something more outside so you can enjoy the weather. Decks and patios do just that. Putting on a deck or patio is like adding another room, but outside. Plus, they’re great for hosting parties, barbecues and other events.
Kitchens and Bathrooms
Remodeling the kitchen and/or bathroom is the old standby home remodeling project, but they’re ones that can greatly benefit your home, aesthetically and financially. Experts note that of all of renovations a homeowner can take on, renovating the kitchen has the highest return on investment, while giving your bathroom a facelift will increase your property’s worth by 102% to 103%.
Don’t let summer 2012 pass by without getting any work done. Remodeling your home might be costly at first, but these are projects that pay you back – with interest – in the long run.