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Renovation Ideas: Where to Begin and Increasing Home Value Considerations

Renovation Ideas: Where to Begin and Increasing Home Value Considerations

Knowing where to begin when it comes to renovation ideas can be intimidating. When considering home renovation ideas, making sure you are investing in timeless upgrades can be helpful to increase the value of your home. Whether you plan on selling your home soon, or just want to improve the overall value of your property, it’s important to know which renovation ideas will provide the best return on investment. Here are five renovation ideas and considerations.

1. Look Towards Your Kitchen

If you are unsure where to begin with a home remodel, the kitchen is usually the best place to start. A kitchen remodel can have a big impact on the feel and value of your home. And even minor kitchen renovations can recoup over 70% of their cost. Some popular kitchen renovation ideas involve improving countertops or cabinets, as well as upgrading appliances. An important design tip to remember is to make sure the charm and character of your previous kitchen is preserved to keep the home feeling cohesive and harmonious. For example, creating a modern design kitchen in a historic home would feel mis-matched. Smaller scale renovation ideas with large impacts include adding or redesigning an island to increase flow, functionality, and storage space. Expanding the kitchen to add more space is also never a bad idea but consider the construction style when designing your space.

2. Bathroom Remodel

Your bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in your home, so it is always a smart idea to invest back into your bathroom to increase your home’s value. Some renovation ideas for your bathroom are to upgrade fixtures, add new tile and grouting, and replace hardware such as old showerheads or faucets. These upgrades can drastically change the look of your home. If you are looking for a more involved remodel, changing or adding a new bathtub or a functional walk-in shower can help create a more luxurious feel in the bathroom. Bathrooms are also a great place to play with style and design. Consider unique details that add charm to your home or a more luxurious touch that creates a lush feel can be exciting.

3. New Flooring

Another important place to tackle first when thinking of renovation ideas is flooring. Replacing the flooring in your home can change the entire look, and feel, of a space. Hardwood floors are a great option for resale value, but tile flooring, especially in a kitchen or bathroom, are also a safe bet. Additionally, reflooring your home is a relatively simple process but can yield great resale results, with new hardwoods recouping up to 147% recovery of costs.

4. Reclaim Your Basement Space

Basements are often unfinished and have an abundance of unused space that can be converted into a more functional area. Basements are also often used as the catch-all for unwanted or forgotten items. Give your basement a much needed deep clean, and refresh and create a much more functional and personalized space. You can turn your basement into a home theater, laundry room, bar, man cave, home gym, or all the above with the right design. You can also double the entertaining or guest space in your home when tackling a basement renovation. Some important renovation ideas are to include windows as much as possible to maximize the light in the space.

5. Professionals

If you’re still unsure how to tackle your next home renovation project, hiring a professional can be a great way to ensure you have an experienced team and will help you plan and build your project from start to finish. Metro Building & Remodeling Group is a full-service design-build home remodeling and custom home building group with a long and successful track record of home renovation projects with customer satisfaction as our number one goal. Contact us today!

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