3 Remodeling Projects to Reenergize Your Home
Liz Schneider, President, North Coast Building Industry Association
Are the flowers in bloom and warmer weather inspiring you to tackle a few home improvement projects? Remodeling your home can payoff in personal enjoyment and comfort and improve the value of your home. A professional remodeler can provide guidance on home improvement projects that will increase your homes resell value.
As the home building and remodeling industry celebrates National Home Remodeling Month in May, many homeowners are taking steps to transform their current homes into a personal oasis. High-impact projects that can revamp your home include curb-appeal enhancements, kitchen renovations and bathroom improvements.
Improve Your Home’s Exterior
The color scheme of your home exterior and cleanliness of your yard makes a big impact on curb appeal. If needed, consider purchasing a new garage door to give your home a facelift. Your front door also makes an important first impression. A fresh color of paint, window trim or siding is a simple way to create an inviting look to your home exterior.
Landscape or clean your yard. Garden centers offer information and tips on plants that will thrive in our local climate. Some garden centers offer free design services. A mixture of different colored plants and heights will enrich your yard. If your home walkway is cracked or dated, replace the path with new flagstones or outdoor lighting. Adding a fountain or water feature is another way to take your lawn to the next level.
Renovate Your Kitchen
A modern kitchen is not only a space for cooking. Kitchens are a central hub for home entertaining and sharing meals. A professional remodeler can make recommendations on finishes that will boost your home resell value. Your remodeler can also provide you with advice on what to consider when replacing countertops, creating custom cabinets, flooring and appliances. For example, energy-efficient appliances are among the popular features home buyers seek out when considering purchasing a new home.
Not all kitchens need a complete overhaul. Replacing dated lighting fixtures, faucets or sinks makes a difference in design. Other design upgrades such as new window treatments, cabinet hardware or a fresh coat of paint can spruce up your kitchen.
Cosmetic updates to a bathroom can be as simple as replacing dated fixtures and lighting. Freshen up your bathroom by re-grouting tile or removing and replacing caulk around the tub and sink. A white tub, sink and toilet is a popular color choice in bathrooms for home buyers, according to a recent National Association of Home Builders survey. Adding a fresh coat of paint, similar your kitchen or home exterior, makes a difference in brightening up your bathroom. A professional remodeler can also add storage with cabinets or shelves.
To learn more about remodeling or to find a remodeler in your area, contact the NCBIA.
The North Coast Building Industry Association is your local not-for-profit trade association representing member companies from accountants to window washers and those involved in all aspects of home building, remodeling, and other aspects of services available to help you in the future as well as more information on the above topic. So, you can see it is for your protection that you use a NCBIA member. If you are unsure that your contractor is a member of the NCBIA or you are looking for a list of NCBIA members, you can visit our website at ncbia.com or call 440-934-1090. We also have a job posting board (under the Industry tab).
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