Undertaking renovation successfully can bring a lot of happiness to the homeowners. With renovations, there is always the fear of overcapitalising. At the same time, however, renovation that sticks to its budget can allow you handsome profits at the time you resell your property. All this said, there is a school of argument which believes that some renovations are always better than others. If it helps your curiosity, I belong to that school.
Structural renovations are more important than cosmetic ones
To me, the merit of structural renovations is unquestionable and they should be undertaken prior to making cosmetic renovations. For instance, if you are mulling over whether to add a swimming pool in your backyard or an extra bedroom, go for the latter…eyes closed. After all, you are also looking how best to satisfy hordes of potential buyers.
Kitchen and bathroom upgrades
Upgrading your kitchen and bathroom can cost you some hot money, but at the same time, they can also add the most to the price sticker of your house. These are closely followed by repainting, embellishing entryway, updating the alfresco, and adding smart storage solution.
Balance and harmony
While undertaking bathroom renovation, think of beautification only after you have sorted out the structural issues. Tiles, mind you, belong to the ‘structural’ first and ‘cosmetic’ only next. The emphasis should also be on creating a bathroom that blends well with the kitchen and the living area. Put another way, the harmony of the whole place should be kept intact.
In fact, what looks pretty meagre to the eye can also have a great say. Smartly done timbre flooring, window treatments, and LED lighting solution can pave way towards purposeful renovation.
DIY can prove decisively wrong
With renovations, you will be caught on a wrong foot if you expect it to add an equivalent value while resale. As an example, $200,000 spent on kitchen renovation won’t increase the price of house equally.
And it may well do so, too. It all depends upon how well the renovation project is undertaken, and this is where the services of professionals come into the picture. DIY has never been my idea and I don’t say this because it hits me as a professional. It is just that experts are in the position to understand the nuances involved a lot better.
What do you most emphasise upon while conducting home renovations?