Homeowners, unlike those who rent their living space, have and often exercise the option of remaking what their home looks like, either in part or in whole, and there are many advantages to launching a home renovation project. Many American homeowners choose to do this; in fact, a recent survey showed that two in three homeowners are planning on renovations on their property, and any or all rooms of the home may be transformed by this work when crews are hired for renovations, whether kitchen remodeling, basement remodeling, or more. A person can look for local crews with searches online such as “Contractors northern VA” or “contractor crews Vermont” to find professionals who will have the equipment and materials needed to transform a kitchen or any other space. How often do Americans transform their kitchen or bathroom, and why is this such a good idea?
What to Remodel
Some room are more popular to remodel than others in a home, and statistics show that often, the kitchen and bathroom stand as the two most prime candidates for a remodel job. It has been found, for example, that 76% of homeowners who are remodeling the home will include the kitchen in that work, and a massive 90% of homeowners will change the style of the master bathroom while a renovation job is underway. This is money-efficient work because a remodeled, attractive kitchen, bathroom, or basement can make a house more desirable on the real estate market, so a homeowner can ask for a higher price when selling their home, and more customers may be drawn to such a home. In particular, a basement remodel job may ave a 70% return of investment (ROI), and bathrooms are even more lucrative to remodel, with an ROI closer to 86.4%, and similar figures may be available for the kitchen or a living room.
When the kitchen is being upgraded, anything and everything can be changed. The cabinets can be expensive to replace, but this can make them bigger and more attractive. Alternatively, the homeowner may only have the cabinet doors replaced if they are dirty or scratched, and this can make them look great for a smaller cost. The kitchen counter might be replaced with a tougher and more aesthetic material such as granite or marble that can endure pressure and temperature and also look very appealing, and the kitchen floor tiles can be torn up and replaced with new ones. Appliances such as the fridge or stove can be replaced with new models, and the sink or faucet may also get changed, or a dishwasher may be installed. Often, a renovated kitchen will inspire the homeowner to try more home cooking, which can lead to a positive change in lifestyle as an added bonus.
The bathroom, despite being a mundane room, is a popular target for renovation jobs, and a remodeled bathroom can be very calming and appealing to be in, for anything from a bath to applying cosmetics to getting a good shave in front of the mirror. For this work, crews will work with the plumbing (this is not a DIY project) and the bathroom may get new toilets, sinks, bathtubs, and showers, and these new features are not just more appealing to look at and use but will also be water-efficient, which helps protect the environment and also cuts down the water bill. And like with the kitchen, the floor tiles can be torn up and replaced and lighting fixtures can be upgraded as well. Meanwhile, the bedroom can be remodeled by having new carpet put down or even smooth, attractive floorboards like cherry or bamboo planks, and a new bed, dresser, or armoire can be put in to refresh the room’s look.
Even the basement can be upgraded. All undesired items can be cleared out and recycled or given away, and unclean surfaces and grime can be cleared out like spiderwebs, mold, or pooled water. Carpet or linoleum can be put down on the concrete floor, and furniture and lighting can be added. A home entertainment system with a TV, chairs or couch, and a coffee table can be put in, or a table for arts and crafts of all kinds.