Remodeling: A True Investment
Making the decision to remodel part of, or your entire home, is an investment in your future. It may look daunting as you picture the project, but the benefits are worth it!
Whether you’re expanding on space, providing maintenance-level renos to keep your home in flawless shape, or need to gut your property, all of these changes add to the curb appeal and overall value of your home.
Remodeling for Energy Efficiency
When a new home is built it is easy to start off with energy efficient materials and appliances. Remodeling an older house to be up to the same standards is a tougher job but still possible. The process costs money up front but will save in the long run and even earn you money if you choose to sell your home.
Upgrading a home to be eco-friendly can even come with tax credits, most commonly when you affix solar panels to your roof and/or in your yard.
When working on energy efficiency in your home, options to consider include:
- Solar Panels
- Energy-efficient windows
- Insulation improvements
- HVAC system improvements
The cost of solar panels and window installations can add up, so the place most home owners common start is with insulation. Sealing up cracks and properly filling walls makes a huge difference in how heating and cooling circulate through your home, and you will see immediate results in your energy billing.
Remodeling for Home Value
Making your home more energy efficient is one of the top recommended renovations for increasing home value, but there are lot of other options on top of that.
Replacing your carpets is an affordable fix that will improve upon air quality and open up or add drama to a room depending on what you replace them with. If you have hardwood floors that are being hidden, don’t even go back to the carpet—clean them up and you have instant value!
Bathrooms are one of the pricier remodeling projects on there, but even small changes can make a big difference. Replace old fixtures with energy efficient new ones, and ask us about what other options we have to brighten up a room!
The same goes for the kitchen—it’s easy to go all out on kitchens and bathrooms but if you can’t afford this, make the small visual changes they need so that you, and future homeowners, can enjoy them more.