Are you considering remodeling your Salem Home? Not sure where to start? Give Steve’s Home Improvement a call at (503) 342-8234 and we can help you with every step of your project.
Boosting the value of your home
One of the primary reasons homeowners think about remodeling their home is so they sell it at a higher price. In fact, remodeling investments are growing as homeowners hope to make back their remodeling costs at resale time. It should come as no surprise that homes with outdated kitchens and baths are much more difficult to sell and can stay remain unsold for a long period of time. However, reselling is not the only reason for home improvements.
Your home is an investment
When faced with the task of shopping for another home, many homeowners recognize that remodeling their existing home may be a more pragmatic alternative. This might have to do with the recession, whose effects will continue to be felt for quite some time. However, remaining in your current home also has its benefits, especially the fact that you get to save on the amount of time that you would have spent searching for a new house. Homeowners that opt for home renovation also are generally more satisfied at the end of the day since they remain in familiar surroundings.
When it’s required
Occasionally, remodeling your home is necessary, such as when you need to make more living space for your growing family. You may also need to enlarge your closet space to increase your storage area or make more efficient use of the available space. After the kids move away empty nesters often decide to use their kids’ rooms for something else. With all the rebates and tax incentives, eco-friendly remodeling is also a new trend. It allows you to increase the value of your home while saving money on energy bills and reducing your impact on your environment.
Salem Remodeling Services:
You love your home and neighborhood. If you had a little more space, you’d live there forever.
This is where a home addition, such as adding a garage or another bedroom, could allow you to happily stay in your present home while maximizing its value.
By integrating your vision with our expertise and creativity, we will produce an end-product that will meet your practical requirements and your cosmetic goals, too. Our building capacities exceed all industry expectations. We are devoted to constructing the best new homes and home improvements in the region. We have rigorous standards of professionalism, and accept nothing but the best from our team. We will handle every facet of your renovation project from beginning to end.
Worn cabinets, dated appliances and cracked countertops are all indicators that you may need to think about kitchen remodeling, but there are countless other reasons to update your kitchen’s look. One major concern, for instance, is whether you are making the most efficient use of your space. The best kitchens are the most functional, and this will be affected by factors such as the position of your fridge or the size and shape of your counter.
For one reason or another the importance of kitchen lighting can sometimes be ignored. Repositioning your windows, for instance, may allow more sunlight into the room.
Young children or a growing family in general can increase the requirements of the kitchen and lead to essential renovation. Bear in mind that outdated kitchen appliances and designs may be dangerous for little ones. If you want to do more entertaining in your home you may discover that you need to upgrade to a more open kitchen plan to allow greater social interaction. On the other hand, as you grow older you may decide to renovate your kitchen to increase its safety.
According to realtors, the kitchen holds the greatest potential for swaying home buying decisions among prospective buyers. This suggests that remodeling your kitchen and making sure it is up to date with the latest features could be the difference between a quick sale and a home that just sits on the market. If you decide to renovate your kitchen a good place to start is to make a list of all the things that you want to fix, and their priority as well. Sometimes due to budgetary concerns you cannot make all of the changes that you want to make that is why you need decide beforehand which things are a priority.
In the last few years the trend has been to live in the same house for a longer time. This has resulted in bathroom remodeling being more common not only for appearance, but for function. Looking at the same dated look, and broken tiles first thing in the morning day after day can ultimately get to anyone. On top of that, damaged fixtures and anything else that leaks water can result in bigger issues such as mold, and that is something you certainly don’t want to deal with.
Having an updated, recently redesigned bathroom can positively influence a prospective buyers decision when viewing your home. This means that investing in remodeling your bathroom could really help your home sell faster, and in most cases, you also get to recuperate a large percentage of your original investment. On the other hand, resale value is not the only reason to renovate your bathroom. You may have no thoughts of moving, but simply want your own quiet space. A custom built shower or bath tub makes for a stress-free time when preparing for your day or unwinding from a hectic workday.
The term unfinished basement has become synonymous with wasted space. If you are fortunate enough to have a basement you really should try to utilize it. Because it is so often left unfinished, actually finishing your basement can have a huge effect on your home’s value and draw in more possible buyers. A basement offers both creative and functional uses. The possibilities to utilize the space are almost unlimited. We can help you choose the best use of space. Since the space already exists, you might as well put it to use instead of wasting it.
Get professional help
The reason most people leave their basement unfinished is that the process can be complicated. When you remodel a basement you have to consider electrical, plumbing, HVAC, drywall installation, and even flooring. Therefore, it is really important to work with highly skilled experts like you would any other major remodeling project. Despite the fact that it can be quite complicated, properly utilizing the space can change the entire feel of your home, increase its value, and improve your quality of life.
When renovating your kitchen or bathroom, you should target the components that will give you the best value for your money. Your countertops are one such component, and the best part is that they are offered in as many colors, materials and finishes as you can envision. Some of the popular countertop choices that you could go for include granite, glass, butcher block, wood, cambria, marble, corian, concrete, laminate and soapstone.
There are numerous factors such as maintenance, and durability that can help you pick out which countertop choices are best for you. You also need to make sure that the countertop you choose will match your design preferences. In addition, while every countertop component comes with its practical and aesthetic benefits, you still need to decide whether each fits into your layout and budget. For instance, we can all agree that marble countertops are simply gorgeous. However, because of the high cost they may not fit into every renovation budget. Granite countertops, while just as beautiful also carry a similar cost. Concrete and wood in contrast can be a visually pleasing alternative which are much more reasonably priced.
Leave it to the pros
No matter which area of your home you want to remodel, it is important to work with professionals. A professional contractor will not only help you get the most value for your money, but will also ensure you enjoy peace of mind throughout the remodeling process. As professional contractors with decades of experience we will assist you with all facets of your remodeling job, from design to implementation.
If you intend to remodel your Salem home soon, Steve’s would be happy to offer you our skilled services. We have a proven track record of successfully finishing all sizes of remodeling jobs on time and within budget. If you need help at any point along the way we have the experience and the know how to point you in the right direction and ensure that you are completely satisfied.
For all your home renovation needs give Steve’s Home Improvement a call at (503) 342-8234 Today.