Get tips for how to have a successful remodeling project + 7 remodeling projects with good return on investment
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May 2023

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Enhancing the value of your home is a wise decision, whether you have plans to sell or intend to stay in it for a longer period. One of the most effective methods of achieving this goal is through remodeling.

In this issue, we cover tips for having a successful remodel as well as 7 remodeling ideas that have been proven to increase your property's value.

Tim Ellis, Owner of T.W. Ellis, LLC


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5 Tips for a Successful Remodel

We want your home remodel project to be a great experience from start to finish, but even with the most meticulous planning, remodeling your home will come with some ups and downs. Here is a list of helpful tips to help you navigate a major home remodel smoothly.

Be Honest About Your Budget

When planning your home remodel project, you must be realistic about how much money you can spend. When we meet with you to plan your project and discuss what you’re looking for, many decisions will come down to how much you can afford.

The cost of materials has increased tremendously in the last couple of years, so you’ll want to keep that in mind when choosing what you’d like to include in your project. The good news is if the remodel is creeping toward the top of your budget, we can find ways to reduce costs.

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Increase Your Home’s Value with these Remodeling Projects

Remodeling is an excellent way to enhance the value of your home, whether you’re planning to sell your home soon or intend to stay in it awhile. 

By updating and modernizing various aspects of your home, you can make it more comfortable and functional for your family and more appealing to potential buyers. This will also have a positive impact on the selling price.

It's important to keep in mind that not all remodeling projects will have the same impact on property value. Some projects may provide a higher return on investment than others. That's why it's important to carefully consider which projects to tackle and to work with a professional who can help guide you through the process.

If you’re thinking about remodeling to increase your home’s value, but aren’t sure where to start, this list is for you. These 7 home remodeling ideas are sure to boost your property value.

Luxury kitchen remodel with granite topped kitchen island and unique light fixturers

1) Kitchen Renovations

Kitchen renovations are one of the most popular and effective ways to boost property value, and there are many options to consider. Upgrading appliances, cabinets, countertops, and backsplashes can all make a big impact. 

If you have the space, you might want to add an island, which can serve as both a functional workspace and a gathering spot for family and friends.

Luxury bathroom remodel with marbled Cambria countertop and make-up counter area

2) Bathroom Upgrades

Bathrooms are another area where remodeling can increase your home’s property value. Updating fixtures, installing new flooring, and replacing old vanities can all make a big difference. You may also want to consider adding a new shower or tub, or even a luxurious spa-like bathroom.

Custom deck with loggia and fireplace attached

3) Adding a Deck or Patio

Outdoor living spaces are popular and for good reason. Decks and patios provide beautiful and functional spaces for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying the great outdoors.

The nice thing about outdoor spaces is there is a project to match every budget. You may want to opt for a simple and functional design, or you may want to go all out with a luxurious outdoor kitchen and dining area. 

4) Updating Flooring 

Flooring and wall finishes might be the most underrated projects when it comes to increasing a home’s value. Updating old carpeting, installing hardwood floors, or adding tile can instantly update the look and feel of your home. 

5) Energy-Efficient Upgrades

Nothing increases a home’s value like decreasing the cost required to run it. Upgrading your windows, adding insulation, and installing a new HVAC system can all make a big difference in your energy bills, as well as your home’s comfort.

Second floor master bedroom addition with seating area

6) Additions

Whether you opt for a finished basement, an attic conversion, or a new addition, adding more space to your home can make it more functional and appealing to potential buyers. With additions, it’s all about what you need. If you have young children, you may want to consider adding a playroom or a family room. If you're empty nesters, you may want to create a luxurious master suite or a home office.

Second floor master bedroom addition with seating area

7) Enhancing Curb Appeal

Whether you’re selling your home soon, or plan to stay in it for years to come, curb appeal is critical. From updating landscaping to adding a fresh coat of paint to your front door, there are a variety of ways to make your home more visually appealing from the outside.

Whether you opt for a kitchen renovation, bathroom upgrade, or outdoor living space, there are a variety of ways to increase the value of your property. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our expert designers!


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