What’s Your Ideal Home Improvement Project?

Do you want to make a change in your house this upcoming year? It’s time to start paring down your list of home improvement projects to find just the right one. You’re investing both time and money – so you want to make sure the results are worth it. Assuming you have your finances sorted out so you can afford a remodel, here are other criteria you can use to pick the ideal project.

The one that pays you back the best

Remodeling your home to make it bigger or better is an investment that will be partly returned to you when you sell your house. Kitchens, bathrooms, additions, decking, and energy saving improvements tend to recoup the most money. You can expect to get 60-85% of your money back in these situations.

The one you have the most fun doing

Home improvement projects range in enjoyability from “super fun” to “marriage breaker”. A weekend project is most likely to be fun since it disrupts your routine the least. Interior painting, replacing kitchen or bathroom hardware and fixtures, building a deck or fence, and other short term projects are usually good. They give you a sense of accomplishment and give your house a new look without being too taxing.

The one you enjoy using

You will be living with the results of your home improvement project for many years. This means you’ll enjoy it the most if it is a room that you use a lot. Maximize the convenience, function, and appearance of rooms like the kitchen and bathroom if you really want to enjoy the fruits of your labors.

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