A couple of recent articles sparked a thought – Remodeling – what is it worth spending money on for your home?
This article from Builder.com says that the top five on your list should be:
- A new steel entry door
- Add a wood deck
- Build a bedroom in your attic
- Replace your garage door
- Update your kitchen
Another article asked, if you were gifted money for a remodel, would you spend it on making your home more energy efficient or on making a room look more current – like a bathroom or kitchen.
One of the things that we have been doing lately is replacing windows on homes that were older or possibly the seals of the windows have broken. This can help in two ways:
- You can help the energy efficiency of your home because the technology of the window has improved in the past 25 years.
- You can update the look of your home by adding new interior trim around the newly installed windows.
Another project that could help with the energy efficiency and the appearance of your home is to replace the exterior siding with a more current product. While we were at it we changed the front door and installed custom built shutters. Take a look at this recent transformation –
If you need assistance trying to determine what remodeling costs would it be worth for your home or the best avenue to follow, please give us a call.
This homeowner took very good care of their home, but after 25 years some changes are due.
The home is a modern design with tall angled ceilings. By adding soffits, we were able to add character and make the room feel less open without losing all of the ceiling height.
The most interesting feature we found was the toilet sitting out in the open, just inside the door to the bathroom. We were able to use all of the existing plumbing in the remodel, enclosed the toilet in its own compartment and gave the homeowners more storage space with updated features and looks.
We gutted the bathroom, replaced the original shower with a toilet compartment, added a linen cabinet, replaced the over-sized blue bathtub with a smaller jetted tub and a large walk-in shower with multiple shower heads and a seat. Of course, the carpet was replaced with a field tile. We added more cabinetry and you can see that we used one color for the base and another for the upper accent cabinet. All of the trim was painted to match the upper cabinet.
Because of the soffit over the sink area and enclosing the shower with a ceiling, the room doesn’t feel soooo tall and expansive.
The homeowners love their rain shower head, and the kids don’t want to use their own bathroom, even though it was recently remodeled as well!
To see more pictures, visit the album on our Facebook page, and give us a “like” if you haven’t already!
Let us know if we can help you update your outdated kitchen or bath!