If you’re looking to invest in home remodeling projects that increase property value, there are many things you can do that don’t involve major construction. Many homeowners value having a presentable home for family and visitors. But, often times, they invest in projects that only improve the visual appeal. When considering home improvement, think of things you can do that make the property more attractive to buyers when it comes time to sell the house.
In other words, investing in your home should increase it’s value. It’s important for you to know which home improvements will reap a higher reward for your investment. When homeowners have a property-value-focus, they really understand where their opportunity lies when improving their home. House Logic does a great job of expanding on some of these things in a recent article by Anne Arntson.
There is a lot to consider from the above article. One of the examples we support 100% is installing new flooring. Laminate flooring, such as Pergo, is relatively easy to install as a do-it-yourself project. If you’re new to the DIY world and are concerned about your skills in taking on a project like this, start by doing an online search and looking on YouTube and related sites. You’re sure to find plenty of information, opinions, caveats and so forth from the people who have already undertaken the type of project you want to do.
Another great option is to take a class at a home improvement store, such as Lowe’s, Home Depot or local establishments. Stores often offer brief weekend classes that cover the basics, and you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions to the person presenting the workshop. This improves your knowledge and will help you efficiently plan for a remodeling project.
While there are many home improvement projects most people can complete on their own, there are several categories you should leave to a professional contractor. Drywall repair, for instance, may sound easy, but if it’s not done correctly, the results can be very unattractive. Other DYI projects are downright dangerous. For instance, a non-professional should never undertake projects that involve electricity or gas, both of which can cause an explosion and/or a fire if they aren’t done correctly.
One of our specialties at Rictor Contracting is helping homeowners maintain their home’s value. As a licensed, bonded and insured contractor with more than 33 years of experience in the Valley, we stand out from other contracting companies with an unmatched commitment to customer experience and quality craftsmanship. At the end of the day, this gives clients peace of mind throughout the entire process. They know what to expect from a cost a time perspective and can anticipate a remodel that lasts.