Millions of people remodel their homes each year. Maybe it’s at that moment when they realized the mauve floral wall paper or the stained carpet throughout the house had to go. Or maybe it was the empty nester who was thinking of downsizing, which means the of the sale of their current home. Is it time for you to join this group and start a home remodeling project? Why not enjoy the new look before you decide to sale?
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The first step is to determine what projects would be more meaningful to you, and start a prioritized list of your needs and wants. For ideas, check out NAHB. (National Association of Home Builders), or Houzz.com. NARI (National Association Remodeling Institute) also offers inspiration. Look at magazines and websites and collect pictures of homes or remodeling projects you like. Why not create a story board with photos of how you envision the project and describe it on paper? Being prepared before you meet with a remodeler clearly reveals your expectations and improves communication.
There is an increase demand among homeowners to improve home efficiency. These projects include replacing windows and doors, upgrading heating and cooling systems, adding insulation, and other remodeling to make the home more energy-efficient, easier to maintain, and comfortable. Now determine a budget for your home remodeling job.
Should You Do the Remodel?
Once you have created your list of priorities, you’ll need to decide how to accomplish that vision. For the handyman or woman, a do-it-yourself project can be both rewarding and cost-effective. However, more than 30% of all jobs home remodelers perform come from failed DIY projects, especially window and door installation. The key to window and door replacements is as much the installation as the product itself. You can have an excellent product, but if not properly installed, will not perform and deliver the optimum benefits as designed. Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure your project’s success. Visit NARI.org to find a professional near you. These remodelers are dedicated to maintaining the highest integrity and standards in the industry. Window Replacements of Georgia is a proud member of NARI.
Preparing Your Home for Sale
Homeowners are sometimes hesitant to upgrade when it’s time to sell. After all, you won’t be living there much longer. But think again, sellers. The cost of doing nothing can be far greater than the expense you’ll incur on a home-improvement projects. It can mean the difference between getting your price and selling fast or price reductions and more days on market. Buyers today are looking for a home that is trendy (a Pottery Barn feel) and move-in ready. Most buyers purchase at the top of their price range and don’t have additional funds after the closing to update the home.
When looking for a home, 87% of buyers want a home where windows have been replaced with energy-efficient windows. In an effort to lower their utility bills, prospective buyers are looking for Energy Star products in windows and appliances. Energy Star-qualified windows have an invisible glass coating, vacuum-sealed spaces filled with gas between the panes, sturdier weather stripping than regular windows and improved framing materials, all of which reduce undesirable heat gain and loss in the home. To make the most of your remodeling budget, focus on features that most home buyers really want to see.
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