When people remodel or renovate, they tend to do it based on one of two things. Either they do it for their own reasons – they want it to look nicer, be more functional or efficient. Or do they it based on trends in housing. Either way, each type of remodel has its own benefits, as well as disadvantages. In this article, we will be speaking about the types of people that remodel for trends alone. The article below will discuss the Home renovation or remodel and design features that are still popular in 2017.
Entry Door Replacements
An entry door replacement is not only a trendy thing to do, but it’s also the project that costs the least amount of money and yet has a pretty high return on investment. It only costs between $400 and $850 to replace your old door with a trendier material like steel and yet you can see anywhere between a 73% and 102% recoup on your investment.
Over the past few years, a bathroom remodel was a trendy way to update your home and it’s no different in 2017. In fact, this is one of the top remodeling projects across the nation. This is a space that tends to have a lot of traffic – you tend to use it at least 2 times a day every day, and it’s also one of two rooms which are a selling point for a home, the other being the kitchen. Most bathroom remodels, from new flooring to paint on the walls, to lesser additions like new vanities, cabinets, and mirrors on the walls, cost around $51,000. But, the recoup on investment is around 60% which is actually pretty fantastic. Consider these figures:
If you invest $20,000 in your bathroom you can expect to retrieve at least $12,000
If you invest $40,000 in your bathroom you can expect to retrieve at least $24,000
If you invest a minimum of $10,000 in your bathroom you can expect to get back at least $6000
and so on and so forth.
Minor Kitchen Remodeling
The kitchen is the one space that really sells a home. I know even for me the kitchen is always the one room I want to see first. Does it have the equipment you want? Is the flooring aesthetically pleasing but also functional? Does it have enough countertop, cabinet, and drawer space (craftables.com) or may be the space for a cutting board? Is it open to the rest of the house or closed off? Does it have durable materials for things like the floor, countertops, and island? Your floor related questions can be answered at foundationfloors.com. Other of the mentioned, are the things that people think about when they come into your kitchen. If you want to sell your home, upgrade the kitchen. A minor kitchen remodel doesn’t cost much either, it’s only around $20,000 and you can see between a 74% and 83% return on investment.
Major Kitchen Remodeling
Most homeowners that are doing a major kitchen remodel are spending roughly $20,000 or more in their kitchens. This includes things like; countertops, cabinets, flooring, lighting, under cabinet lighting, islands, storage and more. People that spend $20,000 on their kitchen are still seeing an ROI at around 65% though! When doing a major kitchen remodel for $20,000 or more you really want to look into trendy, aesthetically pleasing and durable materials for your kitchen. Laminate or bamboo is a really nice wood for kitchens. A suitable advice here would be to suggest visiting tilemarkets.com to make sure that you covered all the aspects before going ahead with your kitchen remodel. On the other hand, marble, granite, and slate are really good options for countertops.
Adding On A Deck
People that live in the Northern and Midwestern states try to be outdoors as much as they can once the weather starts to get warmer so it shouldn’t be a big surprise that it’s quite trendy (and useful) to include a deck in your remodeling projects. When you build on a deck, you can expect to pay around $6000 for a new deck and you can also expect to get a return on investment at around 80% – it has to be a wood deck, though. Of course, this cost and the ROI will vary.
If you live in a relatively older home, doing all of these extra projects is all good and fine, but you also might find that if you aren’t updating your windows, it’s all for naught. The window market has changed significantly over the years. Replacing old, wooden, or non-efficiency windows and replacing them with energy efficient windows can definitely make a difference in how quickly your home sells. In 2015 a study was done on homeowners and those that were selling their homes and did replace their windows, versus those who were selling and did not replace their old windows. Those that did replace their old windows easily saw a return on investment at around 75% of the total cost of the windows. That’s a pretty high number to just ignore. ©
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