There are several factors involved when deciding to make upgrades to your home. It can be a pretty daunting task to some homeowners. However, in order to keep your largest investment up to date in a competitive market, it's imperative that you maintain its functionality as well as aesthetic appeal.
When you own a home, the odds are that you have a long list of items you would like to get done. Prioritizing them, on the other hand, is when things can get a bit trick. We see it all the time where a wife wants her kitchen re-done and the husband is more concerned with replacing the roof or windows. Or perhaps the husband wants to renovate the basement into a man cave and the wife wants a new patio in the backyard for entertaining company. Either way, it is very important to first analyze your desires, needs, and budget for your remodeling endeavors before beginning any project.
A good starting point is choosing which part of your home you would like to remodel first – the inside or out. As experienced contractors, we recommend that the outside of your home should be your starting point. This is especially true if you are ever looking to move in the future. By remodeling the outside of your home, it shows that you not only want the best ROI on your investment but also that you care about protecting everything within.
First impressions are everything. No one is going to get excited about a home that needs a bunch of initial maintenance done prior to moving in - not to mention that outdoor projects are usually less invasive and much quicker to complete.
Figure out what you want to change and then determine from that what you would like to tackle first. Small repairs and projects are a great way to determine what you want to spend more time on down the road. Kitchens and bathrooms are usually a great place to start because (1) they are the most used and (2) new trends and technologies change for both quite frequently. Upgrading these areas of your home could also mean better functionality which then translates to more time on your hands.
We hope the you've enjoyed this tidbit of insight and of course whatever you decide is completely up to you. Exterior work seems intimidating, especially when it comes down to price, but most of the time these jobs come with warranties that carry for several years. It is in your best interest to choose a contractor like True North Remodeling, you won’t have to put any money down or make any payments at all for up to 18 months with no interest to boot! If you want to see your home in its prime, then you know who to call. For your free estimate pick up the phone and dial (443)302-9864 today!