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January 24, 2022

Remodel Ideas

6 Unique Ways To Update Your Home

Remodeling is about more than just the aesthetics of your home; it's also about building value into your property so that it's worth more. Many remodeling projects trend every year, but these premium remodeling projects have been found to offer the biggest impact on the value of your property and the way you would feel living here!

1. Keep Your Home Safe From Disaster

The better built your home is to withstand the bizarre weather and disasters that have been falling on homeowners for the last few years: the better chance you won't have to worry if it happens to you. In addition, seeking out fire-resistant roofing is a major conversation in 2022, with many homeowners wanting to be as safe as possible from the possible wildfires that keep erupting in the fall.

A roof that's fire-resistant is also far better at holding up against hot weather and scorching sunlight, which will allow you to keep your home as safe as possible from unpredictable weather.

2. Update Your Front Door

Your front door is the face of your home, the first thing people see as they start to walk in, so you must ensure it's a lovely welcome into your property. To do this, update your door, provide the paint on it is attractive and a color you enjoy, and take the time to update the rest of your porch as well. 

If you’re not sure what’s in style or would look good, search online for an inspiring entry door design that will leave you excited to come home every day. Of course, you can make your home look however you want: but curb appeal is a large piece of the value of a home.

3. Increase Your Home’s Weather Resistance

How weather-resistant is your property? Can your plastic siding stand up against strong winds and rough storms, or is it time to look into steel siding? Please don't be shy about updating your siding the moment it's time to since this can be a large factor in the value of your property.

No home buyer wants to buy a home that has a huge project like replacing the siding due. If they have to do this, they'll request that you discount the property's value as much as the cost of the siding so that they can afford to replace it.

Instead, replace it yourself and ensure the property keeps that value built into it.

4. Add A Touch of Beauty

How attractive your home is on the inside is subjective. Some people love the minimal style; others love maximalist clutter: it depends on personal taste. At the same time, you can create the taste you want to see in your property by making small changes. Depending on what inspires you, this could be wood doors with white trim or fully white kitchens.

Be aware that if you're aiming to sell, it's better to keep out the personal details and touches, like a full wall mural, as these might not be appealing to potential buyers. Instead, muted colors with crisp, clean paint will handle it.

5. Give Yourself Somewhere to Get Out to

Don't allow your home to feel like the only interest is inside! Building a porch will let you give your home a fun and entertaining space in the fresh air and has something that any potential buyer could see making their own. 

If you build a deck before you set to sell, be aware that you should stain it a neutral medium-tone color so that you avoid alienating anyone with a bright, vivid color. Although a purple deck might be exciting to you, it could be alienating for others.

6. A Minor Kitchen Remodel Give More

Some may be shocked by this idea, but a minor kitchen renovation brings a higher return percentage than a full kitchen remodels: without all of the work.

For this smaller remodel, pay attention to any major things that need to be fixed, like the tile or old appliances, and take care of just that. Although you can do a full remodel if the room feels out of date, doing so isn't going to guarantee you an income from the property.

This rule of thumb can be followed for nearly every room in your home. The general rule for a home renovation is not to put more than 10% of your home's value into any specific room. This can be stressful if you're not sure where to stop, but careful budgeting and planning will do you a major service.

Your Home Should Excite You

Whether you're remodeling for yourself, or for someone else who's interested in your property: taking the time to ensure it's an exciting home to walk through- and possibly live in will help encourage buyers to take a serious look at it. After all, if you're not excited about the home, how can you expect someone else to be?

Max Shafer is a contributor to the Innovative Building Materials blog. He is a content writer for the construction and home improvement industries with an interest in landscaping, outdoor remodeling, and interior design. Max is focused on educating homeowners, contractors, and architects on innovative materials and methods of construction that increase property value, improve sustainability, and create a warm and welcoming ambiance. 

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