6 Trending Remodeling Ideas to Improve Home Value
Remodeling is on everyone's minds this year as property costs continue to go up and the tools and materials we need to use are finally becoming more available. So whether this is your first home and you're updating it into your dream property, or you're prepping a home to sell it while prices are still skyrocketing, now's a great time to make these changes!
These are some popular remodeling design ideas for nearly every property, and why you should try them on yours!
1. Gorgeous Slate Roofing
Slate roofing is a hot trend because many want to update their homes in ways meant to last. Good slate roofing can last anywhere from fifty to two hundred years, depending on where it is and how well it's cared for. Although it can be pricey, the price is worth it for this longevity and for the value it can add to almost any property it's on.
2. The Built-Out Closet
Something many want is an area of their home that will allow them to feel like they're pampering themselves as they get ready for the day. An awesome way to do this is building out a closet into a full dressing room. You can do this by adding more space and storage options, mirrors, a seated vanity, better lighting, and possibly even built-in Bluetooth speakers to add some fun to the area.
Although this isn't something everyone wants, it's an awesome way to start your day feeling like you're prepping for something huge, even if it's just another day at the office. But, of course, how we begin our morning can decide how the rest of the day feels, so it's a good idea to do everything you can to make it start in a great way.
3. A Basement That Amazes
Basements are often overlooked when it comes to home renovations, either because they're cramped or because it would take too much work in some people's eyes. Many aren't taking into account that a finished basement allows you to nearly double the amount of usable space in your home. This could be a space that you get to use for recreation or as a large office or extended primary suite. Don't be afraid to update your basement into a space you'll be excited to show off.
While doing this, ensure that you take steps to moisture-proof your basement to not feel like a swamp or put you at risk of flooding. Good basement flooring, dehumidifiers, and mold-resistant insulation all matter.
4. Windows To Stun Anyone
The windows on your home can quickly tell the property's age, or at least the amount of care that's gone into it. If you want to make your home look new and incredible, it's a good idea to update your windows. Seek out window replacement inserts that can hold up against whatever weather you’re facing in your area.
The severe storms that many portions of the country have faced in recent years have people nervous about what their homes might go through this year. Update your windows, and you'll be able to rest a little easier knowing that your property is safe.
5. Updated Soffit Panels
Soffit panels may be the last thing you think about when building or updating a home, but it's vital to ensure that you keep all creature life outside and the temperatures comfortable and constant inside. Vented soffit panels should be checked on, or updated, as often as you install a new roof, but in some areas where temperatures fluctuate more, they may need to be swapped out more often.
6. Reimagining Income Properties
Since the average American home is almost twice as expensive as it would have been ten years ago, many new homeowners are finding themselves in severe debt with no way out. Although you must try to stay within your means if you buy a property, you can make more money by renting out space.
One thing many homeowners who buy two-story properties are doing is creating split levels out of classic two-story spaces. By taking what might have been a five-bedroom home with three bedrooms upstairs, they changed two upstairs bedrooms into a kitchen and a living room so that they could rent the top floor of their home out as a one to two-bedroom space. This allows them to charge $650 to $2,000 depending on the area they live in: if they charge on the higher end, it's often enough to cover their house payment.
Your Home Can Be Anything You Want!
Whether you're eager to update your home to sell, or you're ready for your property to become the home of your dreams: you must put in some work to make it happen. Trying some of these awesome updates can give you the chance to change everything about your home in the best way.
Max Shafer is a contributor to the Innovative Building Materials blog. He is a content writer for the construction and home improvement industries with an interest in landscaping, outdoor remodeling, and interior design. Max is focused on educating homeowners, contractors, and architects on innovative materials and methods of construction that increase property value, improve sustainability, and create a warm and welcoming ambiance.
Written by Max Shafer Writer Innovative Building Materials