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Remodeling: Where to Begin

remodelingLast week, I discussed the difference between the cost of remodeling and the value it adds to your home. While there may have been a time when a remodeling project would pay for itself on sale, that is no longer the case. But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider remodeling. Many people are more than happy to invest in a remodeling project if it improves their quality of life.

A quick assessment of your home will confirm what renovations would be best for you and your family. Perhaps you need more storage space or would really like new cabinets in the kitchen. The folks at TLC Home put together a list of the top ten ideas for renovations to consider.

  1. Kitchen
  2. Bathrooms
  3. Basement
  4. Landscaping
  5. Paint
  6. Add a Deck
  7. Add a Sunroom
  8. Curb Appeal
  9. Home Office
  10. Adding Space and More Light

Their complete article can be read in full here. offers their take on the best and the worst remodeling projects in this article. Their suggestion is to focus on improvements to your home’s exterior, or simple and inexpensive fixes like a fresh coat of paint. They point out that the only thing likely to recoup your complete investment would be steel entry doors.

Here are more resources for ideas about remodeling”

Kitchener-Waterloo Homes: “20 Ways To Add Value To Your Home. “Home Renovation: Kitchen Remodeling and Bathroom Remodeling Yield the Best ROI.

Chicago Tribune: “Sunrooms add Light, Space and Value.”

MSN Money: “3 Simple Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value.

Of course, when you are ready to sell, let me know and I can put together a plan to get you the best price possible for your home.



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