You spend a lot of time in your home—making memories in every nook. You want a home that reflects your personality, makes you feel comfortable, and provides much-needed functionality. Of course, not every home is attractive and well-utilized. From strange kitchen layouts to carpet in the bathrooms, having a dated home means there are a lot of little quirks—sometimes those quirks just don’t meet the needs of your current family lifestyle. Whether you plan on selling your home in the future or not, remodeling can be highly beneficial in a variety of ways.
Before you make the decision to sell your house, let’s take a look at some of the ways you can remodel to improve the function, style, and overall value of your home.
REMODELING YOUR HOME INCREASES ITS VALUE
Many home buyers often have an endless list of wants, but the two major items most frequently on their list include a modern kitchen and an open concept. If your current, older home doesn’t have those things, it’s wise to consider remodeling before deciding to sell.
Figuring out what the high-ticket items for your area are, and remodeling your home to reflect them, can improve the value of your home tremendously. Even if you don’t end up selling your home for a while, having a modern kitchen and a more functional layout throughout your house can be beneficial.
IMPROVING FUNCTION AND STORAGE
Unfortunately, many older homes lack the functionality of brand new, modern homes. They are often built with odd layouts, limited storage, and extremely outdated designs. And vintage charm can only go so far. Choosing to remodel your home to provide a better functioning space can make a huge difference in the feel and flow of your home.
Then there’s the basement—oftentimes left unfinished for decades after a family moves in. Choosing to finish the basement, whether it’s the whole space or just a part, can give you more space and additional storage. Plus, you won’t be worrying about whether or not your storage items will soak in all of that musty scent.
WHICH ROOMS SHOULD YOU REMODEL?
When you choose to remodel your home, it’s important to make the right decision on which rooms will bring the most value—even if you don’t plan on moving anytime soon. However, if your plan is to sell soon, before taking on major cosmetic projects, it’s wise to have an inspection done throughout the whole house. This will ensure you don’t have any underlying issues, such as a damaged roof or foundation, that require your immediate attention and budget.
An average kitchen remodel has one of the highest returns on investment and it’s one of the most popular rooms that homeowners choose to remodel. Old homes may come with a long list of outdated kitchen elements, from laminate countertops to sheet vinyl flooring. Nothing really dates your house quite like an out-of-style kitchen.
If you choose to remodel your kitchen, you’ll get to customize the space to fit the needs, style, and personality of your family. From entire kitchen renovations to just replacing the cabinets or countertops, some of the best transformations happen in this space.
The second most popular room homeowners choose to remodel is the bathroom. Bathrooms are meant to leave you feeling fresh, clean, and calm—if you’re staying in your home for a while, you deserve a modern bathroom.
What if you have multiple bathrooms that need updating? It can be just as wise to do them one after another on the same project, as it can save money down the road and you won’t have to worry about finding another timeframe to schedule a remodel.
Entryways and mudrooms are often looked over when it comes to remodeling projects, but they can also have a big impact on your home’s functionality and overall comfort level. If your home has a dedicated entryway or mudroom space, consider updating it with some tall custom cabinetry lockers, weather-proof flooring, and additional storage for all of those miscellaneous items you can’t seem to find a place for.
For owners looking to sell, new buyers will also appreciate having a modern, dedicated space for shoes, coats, and weather-related gear.
REMODEL YOUR HOME WITH HONEY-DOERS
Here at Honey-Doers, we’re passionate about providing homeowners with exceptional construction and remodeling services—all on schedule and within your budget. If you’re looking to improve the value of your home for resale or you just want to create a more functional, modern space, our team of skilled professionals are ready to help.
With our expertise, knowledge, and resources, we’ll work with you to refine your vision and bring your dream home to life. Ready to start the transformation? Contact us today to schedule a free estimate on your project.