The value of regular home improvement projects to the long-term monetary value of your property is obvious. Having qualified local remodeling contractors maintain the structural integrity and appearance of your home ensures that your investment will continue to appreciate in the real estate market. But your home is also where you spend most of your time, especially family time, and it will be the setting for many of the memories you’ll carry through life. Making that space as comfortable and as close to your aspirations as possible is a worthy investment in and of itself.
The practical reasoning behind a thorough home improvement schedule — which may include kitchen remodeling and renovations, bathroom renovations, or even full house renovations — are pretty straightforward. Your property’s electrical, plumbing, roofing, heating and air conditioning, and structural systems are all part of a greater whole, but are also independent mechanisms with their own nuances and maintenance requirements.
Think of your home as a machine, not unlike your vehicle. Like a car or truck, a house requires regular care and maintenance by professionals who understand how the individual systems within it function. This will result in a more dependable structure. Not only are there safety issues to be concerned about as certain systems in your house age and their components begin to wear out, but their appearance will also have an impact on the value of your property when you decide to put it on the market.
There certain home improvement projects that pay off better in the long run. Full house renovations, such as replacing aging roofs and siding, are extremely valuable, since potential buyers may not get beyond their initial reaction to a roof or exterior that looks sketchy. Kitchen remodels and bathroom renovations are also known to be valuable, since potential buyers know that these are areas that their entire family will depend on day in and day out. Most buyers expect to personalize some parts of their new homes, especially individual bedrooms, but they don’t want to face significant investments in basic systems immediately after purchasing a new home.
Even if you’re not planning on selling your home anytime soon, home improvements carried out by qualified local remodeling contractors can be a good investment in your quality of life. A change of scenery is always nice, and in some ways your living environment is the scenery you spend most of your life in. A kitchen remodeling project may be worth it just to bring a sense of freshness to the area that your family spends most of its “together” time in. As children grow up their need for privacy increases, which may require dividing larger rooms into private bedrooms. And as children leave the house, the possibility of dedicating certain areas of the house to office, recreation, or serious hobby areas is now a possibility.
For over 25 years Bromwell Construction — a family owned company — has served the greater Delaware area as a local remodeling contractor. When you’re ready, please consider sharing your ideas and needs with us.