Turley construction is a full service residential general contractor specializing in remodeling, renovation, additions and new construction. Our renovation and remodeling services in Marin County, CA include bathrooms, kitchens, additions, retaining walls, fences, decks and decking, and flooring.
When it comes to renovations, the money that you put in can’t always be recouped when it’s type to sell. Ultimately you want to improve your home for your current needs and also add value to your home so you can sell your home for a higher price than when you purchased it.
Add Value To Your Existing Home
When you want to make a major change to your home in terms of renovations, it’s good to consider the following questions:
Will this improvement increase my home’s value?
Will this improvement make my home more pleasant and accessible?
If you answer yes to both questions, the improvement you are considering is probably worth the effort. One thing to consider is making overly personal improvements if there is the smallest chance you want to sell the house in the future. Something that you consider to be essential may be seen by others as a waste, unnecessary, or even an impediment to a home purchase.
The following remodeling and renovation ideas may help you add some value to your existing home.
Increase Light and Space
One thing that homeowners in Marin County and San Francisco can do to increase the appeal of their property is open up the house to create more of a flow and enhance natural light. Consider knocking down some walls to brighten up a space. An open floor plan will also make a home feel much larger and is better for entertaining.
Vaulted ceilings are another idea that can help create the illusion of more space. Skylights can help flood your home in natural light.
Curb Appeal & Landscaping
When it comes to houses, first impressions are a big deal. Often homeowners are so used to their own houses they don’t notice the overall curb appeal or lack thereof. If you’re selling your home, curb appeal is very important but improving curb appeal can also help property values and the overall enjoyment you feel when you pull up in front of your own house.
Here are some outside remodeling ideas to increase or improve your home’s curb appeal:
Exterior paint and siding
Sidewalk or path leading to your house
Add a Deck, Porch, or Patio
Outdoor projects are among the best investments you can make in your home to improve resale value, not to mention improve your overall enjoyment while living in your house.
If you love spending time outdoors, consider building a dedicated place to enjoy it. Make sure you consider the amount of space you need. Make sure there’s enough space to entertain, set up a table and chairs, use an outdoor grill, etc.
Update Your Kitchen
The kitchen is the first improvement you should consider when looking to improve the value and livability of your home. Studies have show that no home improvement adds more value and return on investment then remodeling your kitchen. New cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring, and lighting can turn an older kitchen into a magnificent new space.
Update or Add a Bathroom
Next to improving your kitchen, renovating bathrooms provides the second best return on investment to homeowners. This is particularly true when you invest in a luxury master bathroom vanity, or other accessories to accentuate your new bath.