So you have decided you are ready to remodel and your wondering what the next step is. That step would be to focus on your remodeling ROI. [If you haven’t decided you are ready to remodel and need some advice on that read our previous blog here .]Your return on investment is a vital part of your remodel because it plays a key part in the future resell of your home. I know you are thinking to yourself, “Well, I am not planning on moving.”, but in reality we don’t know what the future holds and you don’t want to look back at something that you spent your hard earned money on and lessen your chances of a buyer wanting to purchase your home.
In a national study the top areas of a home to remodel are your Kitchen, Bathroom, and Outdoor living area. These are top selling points for realtors and should be taken into consideration when updating your home. Lets take a look at a few things Roemer’s suggest doing when planning your remodel.
Your overall goal for your remodel should be :
“DEFINE YOUR STYLE AND PLAN FOR FUNCTIONALITY”
So to begin we suggest looking at the Functionality of your space. Cabinets are a primary aesthetic that function for style and also storage. This is a good starting point in a bathroom or kitchen. Here are a few starting points to get your design idea started:
- Define your style by deciding on a color, door facing, and hardware. These are a few of our favorites we have pinned on Pinterest. ( View our Pinterest here ) Colors in nature are safe and never go out of style if aren’t sure which color range to go with. Also white is a very classic option. Choosing a simple door style and a medium finish will be your safe zone.
Flooring such as Tile, Hardwood, Laminate or LVT will be your second options to think about replacing. If you have your cabinet color choice then that will help guide you into a few groupings of choices. If you have flooring choices already decided upon and only need cabinet choices refer to the bullet above. Each flooring option has a different durability and a different look. When choosing flooring think about the needs of your home. Do you have a lot of traffic? Do you have animals? Clients often get caught into the aesthetic of a product and not its durability. If you have children who drop things or animals that are in the home you might want to choice a stronger floor such as LVT or Laminate. It is better to consider a stronger option because the buyers want to know the items in the home will hold up to their lifestyle. For more information on each type of flooring read this article from our vendor Shaw.
View Part 2 of this blog Tuesday July 31st