Homeowners around the world today enjoy one particular advantage over those who rent their properties: they are free to pursue a home remodeling project as they wish. Home remodeling can be a lot of fun and make the interior of a house feel fresh and new, and remodeling companies can be hired to help with bigger projects. Smaller projects such as replacing a rug, swapping out drawer handles, or hanging up framed art is one thing, but home remodeling on a bigger scale calls for professional help. Remodeling contractors are up for any job, and they can remake one or two particular rooms or even the entire house. After all, nearly 35% of home remodeling projects involve the entire house’s interior. Better yet, a design build team can be hired if the homeowner is unsure what the end results of their home remodeling should look like. What are some examples of a fine remodeling project, and why is this such a great investment?
All About Remodeling
Remodeling the interior of one’s house is not something to do lightly. It’s a serious financial investment and may take some time, but the good news is that such a project can pay off in more ways than one. Not only will the current homeowner enjoy the redecorated and improved interior, but this makes the property more attractive on the real estate market, too. If the homeowner is planning to eventually sell his or her current home, remodeling may benefit not just them but the next occupant, too. Remodeled houses may stand out on the real estate market and be more attractive to buyers, and they tend to sell faster than other homes. This means that remodeling often results in a high ROI, or return on investment, that a homeowner may enjoy (on a related note, landscaping can also generate a high ROI).
What is being remodeled? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, around 30% of all remodeling work is for major alterations or additions to American home. Meanwhile, another 40% is dedicated to minor additions and alterations, and the last 30% is maintenance and repair. A homeowner may opt to remodel their kitchen or the master bathroom, and these are two of the most popular rooms to renovate in the entire house. Aside from that, the basement is another popular target for renovation and remodeling. And as mentioned earlier, some remodel jobs involve the entire house’s interior. In this case, the entire home may have one consistent theme, such as Mission style furniture or an art deco theme for visual flair.
Every remodeling job will have different end results, but there are some general trends in American remodeling that some homeowners may note. Kitchen remodeling is especially popular, since no one wants to cook or eat in a dirty or cluttered kitchen. In fact, many homeowners report much more interest in home cooking after kitchen remodeling, which is often the point. A kitchen may have its floor tiles torn up and replaced, for example, or the walls can be repainted or have attractive wallpaper added. The cabinet doors can be replaced or repainted of there are scratched and dirty, and the sink may be swapped out for a new one. Even the stove, microwave, or fridge may be replaced with new models, and the countertop can be swapped out for a tough but attractive granite or marble model.
The master bathroom is another popular place for remodeling. This room is for more than just the toilet; many homeowners use this room for a relaxing bath, or for working on their hair, facial hair, or cosmetics in front of the sink or mirror. So, a homeowner wants a clean, attractive place where they can spend some time on themselves. Here too, floor tiles may be torn up and replaced and the walls can be repainted, and lighting fixtures may be upgraded as well. Plumbers, meanwhile, can work on the sink, toilet, or bath tub or shower head and replace them with new models. These new fixtures will not only be clean and attractive, but they may be new, low-flow models that save on the water bill in the long run. This helps the room pay for itself over time, another added benefit.