Even if you are not planning to sell your home for a while, it is a good idea to enhance its value so you get a good return on your investment when the day comes. However, home improvement ideas may not readily occur to you, since many homeowners in Phoenix, AZ become used to their homes and often do not consider how to make them better. But sometimes, fixing that one annoying layout flaw in your kitchen or adding a bathroom or bedroom can make all the difference in the world in your home value. Here are four remodeling tips that will increase the value of your home:
- Kitchen remodel: A kitchen can make or break a home sale. The functional layout of a kitchen determines whether cooking is a pleasant pastime or a horrendous chore. Do not worry about a deluxe kitchen—most people will not know how to use most of the features. Make less dramatic changes, like repainting, installing new counters and upgrading to energy-efficient appliances. Modern colors and new appliances can go a long way in making your kitchen work and function better.
- Extra bathroom: A one-bathroom home gains serious value when it becomes a two-bath home. Even adding a half bath near a main living area will make a difference, especially if your one bathroom is upstairs. The best part of adding a bathroom is that it does not take up much space, and yet it recoups 80 to 130 percent of what you spend on its addition. Most people can find an extra 18 square feet for a half bath or 30 to 35 square feet for a full bath, so start looking at unused spaces and make your home work better for you.
- Reinvent space: That creepy basement can be finished into a game room or a guest suite and craft room. Attics make excellent extra spaces, too, and yet, many people just stuff theirs full of extra junk. Creating new rooms from the space you already have adds usable square footage to your home and increases its appeal. Adding on rooms is expensive, but making a less livable space cozier often within the budget of most people.
- Energy efficiency: While you do not necessarily see energy-efficiency improvements, they add appeal to buyers and reduce your utility bills. Energy Star-rated windows can save you up to $500 a year in heating and cooling costs. Improved insulation reduces drafts and reduces utilities even more. Energy efficiency is a priority in construction and home buying, so make the most of it with these improvements.
Renovations by Design would like to remind you to ensure your general contractor hires licensed subcontractors when you decide to pursue any of these home improvement ideas in Phoenix, AZ. You will enjoy double warranties and liability insurance when all contractors are licensed and bonded in the state of Arizona.
We are also aware that many projects are on hold due to recent events. Our contractors are well and remain available for all your new construction, home remodeling and custom cabinetry needs. We are working with suppliers to find extra savings for all jobs and pass them on to you. Please stay well and do not hesitate to call us for your next remodeling project.
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