From increased curb value to enhanced convenience to improved comfort and overall livability. Those are just some of the benefits of a home remodeling project done right.
But everything comes with a cost. And in the United States, this may mean spending about $40,000 for an average multiple-room remodel.
Unless this is your actual intention, you should know even just a few tweaks and upgrades to your home can already make a huge difference!
It’s all in how you plan for the project. Which also means investing in the right materials. This raises the most important topic:
Starting with the areas that will bring the greatest return on investment. And this means components of your home that have the greatest impact on its livability.
To raise the odds of your next remodeling project turning out a huge success, let’s talk about the materials you need to invest in.
The cost of insulating an attic or basement averages at $1.75 to $3.50 per square foot. But the question you may have is, why insulate in the first place?
Five words: Indoor comfort, energy-efficiency, lower utility bills.
Even the U.S. Department of Energy recommends adding insulation to homes. Especially for older properties, since these didn’t prioritize energy-efficiency during their construction.
Since you’re doing a home remodeling project, you should check out spray foam insulation. Installation is easy, and they’re ideal for increasing insulation to already-built areas.
Furthermore, their ease-of-installation makes them great for difficult areas of your home. Think sloped ceilings, areas with obstructions, and other irregularly-shaped structural foundation components.
Did you know that the right home office design and vibe can drastically improve one’s productivity? That’s right! And color has a lot to do with design and vibe.
There’s science behind color. As such, your choice in paint color can either give your home a cozier, more welcoming feel or make you feel blue (no pun intended).
Of course, you should still factor in your personal preference. If everyone in your household agrees with a certain color, then by all means, go with that. At the same time, you should also consider the primary reason behind your home remodeling project.
For instance, are you remodeling because you have plans of putting up the home for sale? In this case, then it may be wiser to stick to a neutral, like white. This way, the new homeowners can easily cover it with their own preferred color.
3. A Fully-Furnished Toolbox
No one can start (and finish) a home remodeling project with just their hands. You need to have access to at least the basic construction and/or repair tools. Think screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, paintbrushes, measuring tape, and the most versatile of all: cable ties and duct tape! Oh, and don’t forget cleaning rags, which you’ll need before, during, and after the project.
As you go about the remodel (especially for a DIY project), you’ll encounter situations that call for more specialized tools, like a wrench, for nuts and bolts. It’s a good idea to start investing on these tools and supplies, so that you can grow your toolbox for future projects.
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