May is National Home Improvement Month. In conjunction with the celebration of the month, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has released a list of home remodeling projects for homeowners to use as a guideline for making repairs to their home that add value to it.
Polish Up the Exterior
Planting flowers and doing some landscaping definitely gives your home curb appeal. Curb appeal helps to draw potential buyers in when you are selling your home, but these types of updates do not add value to your home. Exterior home remodeling projects that do add value to a home include repairing and replacing the roof, siding, windows and doors.
Make it Energy Efficient
Heating and cooling costs are dubbed the most expensive energy costs for a homeowner. When you turn your home into an energy efficient home, this increases the value of the home and helps you save money on utilities in the process. If your air conditioner or heater is older than 10 years old, you should replace it with a more energy efficient unit.
Kitchens and Bathrooms
Kitchens and bathrooms still rank as top remodeling projects. When you renovate the kitchen and the bathrooms in your home, you are adding value to the home. You are also investing money in the remodeling projects that are most likely to bring you the greatest return on your investment.
The best time to start the process? Start today! Most remodeling project do not start or complete as quickly as most people would like. The team at Design Build Planners has developed a pre-production, design and development system that moves the project along efficiently and thoroughly. Having all the steps pre-planned, being able to see the effect of decisions and changes in real-time along the way, and having all items in place before the project commences offers great comfort and confidence for a homeowner.