What Home Improvement Projects Do You Have Planned for the Upcoming Year?

The kitchen cabinets are the logical next step.

After a summer of exterior improvements that included a new deck, a new roof, and new windows, you are ready to tackle the inside of your home. The majority of the cost of the exterior improvements were covered by your home owner’s insurance because the damage was caused by a serious hailstorm. Those improvements, however, have motivated you to tackle some of the interior projects that you have avoided in the past.

After being in your home for just a little more than two decades you have really made no improvements. This summer you finally had the wood floors refinished and they look great, but they also emphasized how bad the kitchen cabinets have gotten. And while you also could use new carpeting throughout the house, it seems like taking care of the kitchen cabinets first is the best idea. The cabinets will be a messy and dusty project, and you would just as soon replace the carpet after the construction of the kitchen cabinets is completed.

Home Improvement Projects Can Add Value, Beauty, and Function to Your Home

One of the biggest reasons for property owners to tackle even the most difficult of home renovation projects is so they can make sure that their home maintains its value. For most Americans, a home is the biggest investment that they will ever make. Knowing that you can add to its value with the right kind of home improvements is important. In fact, by installing the highest efficiency appliances that you can afford you will immediately start recouping the cost of those renovations. Likewise, by making a decision to purchase the highest quality building materials that you can afford and by working with the best contractors you will establish a standard that will make sure that you get the highest return on investment (ROI).
In addition to the value that can be added to a home, there are also many improvements you can make that will add to the beauty of a given space of the appeal of the exterior. With the latest products that are available, home owners, literally have a rainbow of colors to chose from. Whether you are considering a new set of subway style tiles for a kitchen backsplash or you are witching out the floor tile in a master bath, there are many choices that can help your home stand out. By selecting a specific color or by choosing a particular texture, your home can be a unique space that will certainly make sure your home is at the top of the list when it comes to places where you want to be.
When it comes time to sell a home, the tasteful selection of colors and products can also make your home stand out from the many other options that are available.

Function is a third way that a quality home improvement project can really change a space. When, for instance, you invest in the latest and most efficient heating and cooling system, you are creating a space that will be comfortable year round. With the right HVAC selection, you can also make sure that you are doing your part when it comes to making a smaller carbon footprint.

Efficiency is not the only function that can improve in a home, however. With the selection of the right flooring and cabinet products, for example, you can create a space that is much easier to clean and maintain. As manufacturers of everything from carpet to tiles continue to expand the kind of products that they offer, it should come as no surprise that property owners are anxious to switch to products that will make their day to day cleaning faster and more effective.

A survey in 2018 indicated that 58% of home owners had plans for home improvement projects. That same year, a survey by LightStream Home Improvement indicated that of the home improvement projects that were planned as many as 26% were kitchen remodels.

In the summer, fall, or any time of the year, it is important to know that the home improvement projects you invest in will add value, beauty, and function to your home.

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