Jenna Huff Home Remodel April 15th, 2019 - 00:57:32
Paint is a low-cost way to brighten up a home from the inside out. Bright white paint used on molding and trim, and contrasting colors on walls can provide a fresh contemporary backdrop for all types of home furnishings. A nontraditional paint color on outside trim provides an unexpected touch of class. Stripping dated wallpaper and repainting a bathroom wall gives a bathroom an updated look.
Don't get stuck on some particular color or finish of materials you might personally like. You have to think ahead, whether it will still be good looking and in style decades into the future and if it will appeal to most other people not just to you. This is particularly important if you are planning to sell your home further down the line. You will want to appeal to a maximum number of potential buyers.
Many people buy a house that is several years old because they like its location, or its general design. There is no need to tear down a perfectly good house and build a new one on the same spot, when a home remodeling firm can make any home look and feel new again.
Once you've chosen a remodeling contractor, make sure you get a written agreement that explains "exactly" what you will get for your money. Don't sign a contract until you are both in complete agreement on critical details like scheduling, quality of materials and workmanship.
The 2nd part is trying to maintain the magic number. Once you've determined how much you can afford, try to plan on spending about 80% of it. Save the extra 20% for any of the "unforeseens". Anything not in the original contract will be additional cost. For example, on a roof remodel, a roofer can find that the roof decking is not acceptable for roofing shingles, you're talking anywhere from $500 to $4000, determined by size of roof, local plywood and labor cost. Depending on what the circumstances are, it could be hundreds or possibly thousands in change orders. Better to be prepared than stuck in a hole.
If you are looking to add value to your home, be it to make it more perfect your needs or because you have plans to sell it, then you don't want to invest money in a home remodeling project that has a low return on investment. However, determining what remodeling projects will bring the biggest bang for your buck might be a challenge - especially if you have a limited budget!