First and foremost, home is home.
It’s the place where we live, laugh, love, raise our families, spend time with friends, and take refuge when life gets stormy. Home improvement and remodeling is all about helping these essential, priceless spaces offer just as much comfort and function as possible.
Home is also, however, about investing. For may of us, it’s actually the greatest long-term investment we will ever make.
Here at Open Hand Remodeling, we specialize in helping you maximize both aspects of your home: creating immediate value you’ll love every day, and long-term value through quality craftsmanship and well-chosen updates.
With that goal in mind, let’s explore the top home improvement projects that offer a phenomenal return on investment.
What Are the Most Valuable Home Improvement Projects You Can Make?
#1 Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling
We’ve discussed ideas, tips, and suggestions for how to improve your bath and kitchen on numerous occasions. Offering an incredible ROI, you’ll appreciate these changes now and later.
Here are a few helpful articles to kickstart your own remodeling inspiration:
- Kitchen Trends of 2017
- Bathroom Remodeling Trends to Keep in Mind
- Should You Remodel Your LA Home Before Selling?
#2 Practical Updates
Siding, the roof, and maintaining/updating your home’s systems are extremely valued by buyers. In fact, as attractive as a glamorous kitchen or master bath may be, if the home’s basic systems are suffering the property still will be slow to move. In other words, if your roof is obviously on its last season or two, put your dollars there rather than in marble countertops and a steam shower.
#3 Energy-Efficient Upgrades
Homeowners are becoming more and more savvy about what to look for when it comes to energy-rated and approved appliances, systems, and design. Quality updates that ensure your property provides reduced utility costs is always appreciated.
#4 Should You Add an Additional Bathroom or Bedroom?
In most cases, yes!
Going from one bathroom to two, or two bedrooms to three, will leave a tremendous impact on your home’s value. A creative remodeling professional can help you maximize your space efficiently, or else turn currently unused spaces (like a basement or attic) into a functional addition to your home.
#5 Outdoor Living
Decks and patios in particular are very attractive to prospective buyers. Especially in our beautiful LA climate, these types of spaces are functional extensions of the home, and can be used and enjoyed year round.
#6 Replacing Your Doors
This includes garage doors, which yield impressive returns on investment.
What’s the appeal? Updated doors improve security, efficiency, and curb appeal. And, with newer technology and high-quality materials, their required maintenance is much lower.
Are You Looking for a Home Remodeling Company in the Greater LA Area?
If so, contact us at Open Hand Remodeling! It would be our pleasure to serve you, and help create an actionable plan to improve your home’s value, appeal, and everyday function.