When you’re thinking of undertaking your next home remodeling project, you probably envision a chef’s kitchen with sparkling new counter tops or a shiny new double soaking tub. Now before you get too excited picking out tiles and back-splashes, take a minute to really evaluate your home’s condition and how you want your home’s value impacted.

INVESTING IN GENERAL MAINTENANCE

Before you start any home remodel project, first consider how well-maintained your home is. Unfortunately a big brand-spanking-new kitchen won’t be able to distract potential homebuyers from a leaking roof or dilapidated siding. Home improvement, realtors, and brokers agree that your initial remodeling investment goes to keeping your house in tip-top shape. Here are a few great examples of places to invest in:

MAKING YOUR REMODEL GO FURTHER

Once the boring, basic care projects are out of the way you can focus on the fun stuff, the remodel that will make neighbors and shoppers gasp. We recommend finding the room that is the most out-of-date and starting there. Old, outdated rooms can distract and pull away focus from the rest of the home. The big hot-spots for remodels tend to be the kitchen and the bathroom. But there are some other key areas to think about to really up your home’s value:

Adding an Outdoor Living Area – Putting in a new deck, patio, or porch is a phenomena way to add living space to your house. Especially in states that are warm yer round, like Florida, most residents want to be able to enjoy the seasons and spread their daily activities to the outdoors.

HIRING THE PROS

As with anything home-related, never hire just any contractor to work on your home. To get started on your next value-bumping project in Sarasota, Siesta Key, West of the Trail, and more, call Markley Construction.

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