As homeowners, we usually find it difficult to subscribe to this bitter truth; that, not every home remodeling, will offer a high return on our investments. In fact, some renovations will just sweep away what we have been saving for years. Some upgrades that we make around our homes end up costing thousands more than their actual value. When it comes to feeling the cost bitterness, it all depends on whether you love the result or not. If the results are appealing, then the overpriced renovations are worth it. That mostly applies to those looking to age in their houses. But if you intend to sell your house in the future, then there’s no need for establishing a remodeling project that would make sense in terms of cost.
The home remodeling industry has blossomed, thanks to homeowners who wish to modernize their homes and Anchorage construction companies that have glamorized home renovations. The research has shown that in 2015, Americans parted with $326 billion worth of home renovations. But should one rip out all the interior walls, add subway tiles, and reclaimed wood to all surfaces? Is it a worthy investment?
Not all Anchorage home remodeling projects will leave you smiling upon their completion. So, which projects would be worth the investment for when you go to sell the home? Consider the following projects, and the results will surprise you.
A backyard patio has proven to have the highest rate of return for anyone looking to invest in home renovations and remodels. Should it be summer or wintertime, the backyard patio will still top the list.
Who wouldn’t like to have a backyard oasis where they can escape from the pressures of work, the responsibilities of personal and family life, and other day-to-day activities? If you consider investing in the house’s backyard patio, the investment will reward you abundantly and leave you with a variety of benefits to enjoy.
Designing an attractive backyard patio is all about integrating the sense of relaxation and intimacy into space. You can achieve this by ensuring that you’ve included a central focal point, such as a firepit. If you don’t prefer firepits, you can use an outdoor area dug to ground the backyard space. You can also consider greenery with plants and flowers. Also, ensure that you include comfy seating to round the space out.
Garage Door Installation
Installing the garage door may not be the first remodel you think about when channeling your inner compound. But it turns out that it’s a remodeling project with the highest rate of return. By investing in a modern garage door, you’ll increase the value and appeal of your home. Imagine the amounts you’ll reap if you get the garage door installation at a discount? You’ll even make extra profit on the project. It all depends on the home remodeling contractor you choose.
Do you have a new family member who may be coming to move in with you, or do you frequently have guests visit? If you’ve been thinking about adding an extra full bathroom or a shower to a half bath, then this might be the right time for you to take a plunge.
When adding that extra bathroom into the mix, the primary consideration for this project would be the layout. Whether you are renovating the existing bathroom or you’re building this bathroom from scratch, you need to ensure that your contractor is experienced.
Ensure you plan the design layout around the users who will utilize the facility daily. Are you becoming parents or caring for a loved one who may have limited mobility? You also need to make sure that the bathroom has enough space and minimizes slipperiness to allow for a safe environment.
Entry Door Replacement
As the saying goes, the first impression may be the last impression. The feeling when people first enter your home matters a great deal. That’s why a solid, impressive entry door is worth an investment. You don’t have to milk your wallet dry. You can buy an expensive-looking door and have it installed at an affordable cost, and then recoup nearly all the money you spent when buying it.
This is the starting point for making an important remodeling investment. Here, you don’t have to spend so much cash, adding an entirely new bathroom. Even with a simple bathroom remodel, you can still freshen up your lavatories. With a simple bathroom remodel, you can recoup 60% to 68% of the cost of adding a new bathroom, based on whether it’s a mid-range or upscale bathroom model.
When focusing on remodeling your bathroom, your first point of action should be the vanity. By having a modernized vanity in the bathroom, you can end up bringing a whole new look into space. You can also go beyond that by replacing the fixtures, which also refreshes your accessories such as the bath mats, hand towels, or wall art.
From gathering with guests to family time, it is essential to have a space for entertainment. That’s why home buyers always look for space where they can entertain. The entertainment space of a deck allows enjoyment of the amazing Alaskan wilderness. A deck can indeed be reasonably expensive, but it has the potential to increase the value of your home almost enough to cover the cost of the project.
Minor Anchorage Kitchen Remodel
Some people choose to demolish their old kitchens and build new ones. This can be time-consuming and result in extra expenditures. Rather than gutting your current kitchen down to the studs and start to build a new one from scratch, consider a minor kitchen remodel. You only need to include upgrades such as installing new appliances, refurbishing outdated cabinets, and renovating your floor tiles. The kitchen is one of the most critical areas of your home that new homebuyers will evaluate.
Vinyl Window Replacement
Installing new windows not only makes the house look better, but they also reduce the energy cost. When you sell the house, potential buyers would like replacement windows, and if you have them, they’ll be willing to pay dearly for them.
To learn more about ideas for Anchorage home remodeling projects, don’t hesitate to contact Crighton and Cooper Construction & Design. We have the expertise, tools, experiences, and professional services that help clients create remodeling projects of their dreams, from bathroom remodeling in Anchorage to kitchen remodels.