One important aspect of home remodeling ideas is ‘QUALITY’. This attribute is strengthened further when a survey conducted by National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), categorized quality as one of the most important attributes that many home buyers focused on when house hunting. While any home improvement ideas will bring enjoyment and happiness, not all of it add as much home equity as one might expect.
However, getting started where will always pose a problem. Here, we list down five best remodeling ideas to get you started with, and for all intent, we are starting from the top down for obvious reasons, meaning from the roof down to the ground.
1. Roofing Ideas –
Gauging rainfall from indoors is not cool. Considering it is what is between you and the elements, getting a new roof should be the top priority. Costs $7,000 - $8,000. But not too sure if a new roof is needed? Look for signs such as gritty bits from the asphalt shingles raining down during a downspout, sunrays penetrating through your attic, missing, curling or moss-covered shingles, and noticing stains on ceiling and walls.
2. Hardwood Flooring Ideas –
Re-finishing is a no-brainer. Hardwood floors are a timeless classic and neither will you regret adding new hardwood floors if you have none. Besides hardwood, flooring will make you feel at home with nature especially if you can find reclaimed or recycled wood full of historic significance. Costs: $3000 - $5,500.
3. Wall lining and insulation –
Home insulation is often out of mind, for the sole reason that it is installed out of sight until you notice that your energy bill is skyrocketing or it is too darn cold indoors. Costs: $2,000 - $3,000 excluding savings on cooling and heating costs.
4. Deck or Patio –
Are you dreaming of a deck or a patio to complement your lawn or garden? After giving your lawn or garden a much-needed refurbishment, you need a place to view your creation. Cost: $6,500 - $9,500. Certain factors will help in determining whether a deck is more appropriate than a patio but for a majority of homeowners, it always comes down deciding between a deck and a patio. Decks will always be less expensive even if you choose high-end materials and the labor required in installing a deck is less, helping in reducing the overall cost. On the other hand, patios reign supreme when it comes to home ROI (Return-On-Investment). Moreover, with a perceived increased value of up to 12% according to the Gallop Organization, having a large and gorgeous patio in the courtyard is an excellent way to make the most out of your outdoor opportunities.
5. Landscaping -
Why chose landscaping and not a kitchen renovation? If your lawn or yard is your home’s imperfect complements, then a little color and a dash of hardscaping could create an enormous difference to a yard. Your home may be your castle, but rather than encircle it with a moat, why not add warmth, color, and texture to the very place you love to live. Some of the best landscaping ideas include adding up height with planters and baskets and fashioning spaces where outdoor party guests can enjoy, sit, and relax. Basic landscaping upgrade includes tall deciduous trees, planters, flagstone walkways, or French mulch. Costs: $4,500 - $5,000.
So, folks here are my 5+ Best Home Remodeling Ideas, but if you want to know more about Kitchen renovation, you may also visit Designs and Affordability in a Kitchen Makeover on a Budget.