Remodel Your Home to Add Value

Your home is indeed a huge investment. Choosing a great home takes time and effort. Adding value to your home by remodeling can make your investment pay off both for you and for prospective buyers if you make the right choices. To maximize the return on the money you pour into a remodeling project, follow these tips from our remodeling experts.

Create Value and Comfort with a New Bathroom

One of the most important rules to remember is that an update should make you more comfortable living in your home. Even if you plan to sell your home, buyers look for features that give them a more comfortable living space. A new bathroom can do just that. Having enough bathrooms to accommodate family members and guests creates a relaxing environment where no one need to wait to use the bathroom.

In your new bathroom, you can add some of the touches of luxury that you have always wanted. Dual sinks, for instance, make it possible for a couple-or two family members at a time-to brush their teeth at the same time. A shower and tub combination can give homeowners the gift of choice when it comes to bathing. Add a Jacuzzi, and you will give your family and guests a luxurious, spa-like place to relax.

A new bathroom will not only add to your home's comfort. Upgrading your home to include a new bathroom can increase your home's value-an important thing to remember in today's competitive real estate market.

Create More Space and Privacy With an Attic Bedroom

You may not think that your home has any more room to expand without an expensive addition. Yet have you considered the attic space? You may not have realized it, but most attics have enough room to create a spacious bedroom out of the space for a fraction of the cost of an addition.

An attic bedroom will give children, parents, in-laws, or guests who stay with you the privacy they need without living in a separate building. Homebuyers, of course, will welcome the extra living space that you have created by remodeling the attic into another bedroom.

Create a Space for Reflection and Work With a Home Office

Many people these days do some of their work at home. Whether you are on a flexible work schedule that allows you to work some days at home, or if you have a home business that needs a private office space that doesn't take up space in the dining room, creating a home office out of a little-used space in your home makes perfect sense.

Work is best accomplished with few interruptions. With a space set a distance apart from the everyday domestic goings-on in your home, you will certainly get more work done in less time. That, in turn, will free more of your time to spend time with friends and family.

If your business involves confidential matters, a home office is essential. Even if most of your work is done at the office, there will be times in which you must bring work home. A separate office space will keep you from worrying about whether your children barge in on you just when you are composing a letter about a sensitive matter to one of your best clients.

In your home office, you should install a wireless computer network. Your whole house will benefit from the convenience of wireless Internet access. From your kids on their Xbox gaming system to your convenience in printing a document from your laptop as you relax in front of the TV, a wireless network is a great advantage in a contemporary home.

A home with a separate office will, of course, appeal to potential homebuyers. Even if they do not plan to use the space as an office, they will be able to use the room as a den or as a study-an asset to any homeowner-whether single or with a family.

Whether it is a home office or a new bathroom, your local design professionals have the knowledge to help you create a room that will both meet your needs and add value to your home. Our team of designers know how to get the most value out of your remodeling budget.