How Do I Know If I’m Adding Value to My Home?

Tips For Adding Value To Your Home with Remodeling


Remodeling an entire house, or even just a single room, is exciting, but it’s also expensive.

You may have grand plans for how you want to fix the problems in your home, but will you get the money you spent on bringing them to life back when you sell the house? How do you remodel to raise the value of the home as a whole?

Let’s explore how to know if your remodel is adding value to your home, so that you can maximize the cost effectiveness of the renovation and your return on investment (ROI).


Tip #1: Remodel To Fix a Flaw or a Problem

One of the most important purposes of a remodel is to fix a problem or flaw in the design or function of the house. Doing so will always increase the value of the home, since you’re improving what was there when you moved in.

So, if you want to remodel but are concerned about whether the project will add value, focus on addressing problems or flaws. For example, a cramped, outdated kitchen would be a great room to remodel first.

Tip #2: Prioritize Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels

Fun fact: of all the rooms in the house, kitchen and bathroom remodels generate the highest return on the money you put into it. If these areas have issues, focus on them first prior to tackling other rooms in the house.

Tip #3: Choose Materials Wisely

When remodeling, some homeowners try to save money by choosing cheap materials that look good in the short-term but fall apart quickly over time. Whereas other homeowners will spend outrageous amounts of money on materials that are considered luxurious, but that don’t match the style of the home or the budgets of future potential homebuyers.

That’s why we recommend choosing materials wisely. Don’t go so cheap that the interior design gets worse, but don’t go so overboard with your spending that you put more money into the project than it’s worth.

Conclusion

Remodels can cost a lot of money, especially if you’re remodeling every room in your home. But if you follow our tips, you’ll ensure that the changes you make contribute to your home’s value, so that when you go to sell, you’ll get most or all of your investment back.

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Beth Cree
Beth Cree
April 29, 2024
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John Burns
April 17, 2024
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A Kelleher
A Kelleher
December 18, 2023
Clay and his team did a phenomenal job on our kitchen remodel! We have an old double wide, and most want nothing to do with working on it! But Clay apparently likes a challenge! He was responsive, professional, diligent, and is attentive to even the smallest details! I highly recommend him and his crew!!
Minh Elan
Minh Elan
November 30, 2023
It was such a relief to work with Clay and his team after we had not been receiving callbacks from other contractors for so long. They did an array of projects for us so we no longer have to look at half-finished issues all over the house. Tiled up a hole in the shower left by a plumber, poured concrete to fill a hole in our basement, patched carpet/trim/wall where we had removed a built-in, etc. And gave us some quotes for future projects, which is really helpful. They run a tight ship and we would recommend them (and already have!). Extra props to Lewis who did most of our house and was very sweet with our large-ish dogs.
Tia Hain
Tia Hain
November 26, 2023
We have been working with Clay for years. He helped us so much with a fixer upper we bought. Helped to make it absolutely beautiful (and functional). From gutting and rebuilding 2 bathrooms, new siding, new back deck, putting in a sump pump, stabilizing and ancient garage, adding attic storage space, etc. The list goes on. He always gets back to us right away. Never leaves us hanging. On time and attentive. I cannot recommend Clay and Palouse Handyman enough.
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omfsholtzen
November 25, 2023
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Ryan Fereday
Ryan Fereday
November 24, 2023
Clay and his crew were knowledgeable about code requirements and recommended necessary rebuild of outdoor decking . Work was done in a timely manner and did a great job. Site was clean after project.
Sheryl Nelson
Sheryl Nelson
November 24, 2023
It took a long time to schedule but the work was excellent. The staff and the workers were professional and courteous.
Erick Kayioni
Erick Kayioni
November 23, 2023
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Pat Carter
Pat Carter
November 21, 2023
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