Are You Remodelling This Spring?

While the phrase, “April showers bring May flowers” is true, the month of May has so much more to offer….like home remodelling projects. May is nationally recognized as Home Improvement Month because it’s a perfect time for homeowners to begin investing in their home and make the upgrades they’ve been wishing for all year. During May, most school and work schedules are becoming a little more relaxed, and family vacations are soon approaching. Times like these are ideal for homeowners because they can feel more at ease in the planning process and spend time traveling with their children while their remodelling projects are under construction.

If you’re preparing to begin a home remodelling project this May, consider these three smart tips:

1. Use materials that match your neighbourhood. If you use less quality remodelling finishes in a high quality neighbourhood, you could be setting your home up for a possible diminish in value. On the other hand, if you use very expensive finishes that are not normally seen in your neighbourhood, it may be hard for you sell at a higher price than what you paid.

2. Avoid trends, go for timeless. You’ve seen it happen too many times. Today’s trendy remodelling finish choices are tomorrow’s dated decor. Furnish your remodel with finishes that have been popular for years and have developed a reputation for being a classic, go-to look. 

3. Make sure additions aren’t really subtractions. Although transforming a third bedroom into a nifty, customized walk-in closet sounds like a good investment to you, consider the mindset of a potential buyer. Some remodelling projects could potentially lower a home’s value at resale.

Source: Handyman Connection

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