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Home Improvement  /  January 20, 2016

Tips for Your Next Remodeling Project

Purchasing a home is a significant investment in your future, so it makes sense to do everything you can to protect its value. In addition to improving the style of your home, remodeling projects can safeguard you from costly repairs and replacements down the road. Whether it’s renovating a bathroom with faulty plumbing or installing up-to-code electrical outlets for your kitchen makeover, Handyman Connection of Boise offers a broad range of remodeling services designed to preserve your home’s value. From quick fixes to major renovations, here are some savvy tips to keep in mind when remodeling your home.

Money-Smart Choices

Home improvement projects that lower your energy bills save you money over time, and many offer the added benefit of enhancing your comfort indoors. When remodeling a space, choose products that reduce energy usage, such as Energy Star qualified windows, appliances and lighting fixtures. To make it less costly to keep the room at a comfortable temperature, ensure that walls have the proper amount of insulation and that any ductwork installed is sealed against leaks. The savings you’ll enjoy each month on utilities will allow you to recoup your investment faster than you might think.

Weather-Wise Projects

Whether it’s a drafty window that lets the rain drip indoors or a persistent leak in the plumbing, nothing presents a greater threat to your home’s structural integrity than water intrusion. Use your remodeling project as an opportunity to address problems like wood rot, mold and mildew that can cause permanent damage to your home and pose health risks for your family.

When remodeling a basement, resolve any outdoor drainage issues in addition to making sure that walls and floors are waterproofed. For an attic renovation, don’t neglect to make any needed repairs to the roof. Safeguarding your home against water intrusion may add a few extra steps to your remodeling project, but it will save you time and money down the road.

Plan for Future Needs

Remodeling projects that take your family’s changing needs into account help ensure that the results serve you well for many years to come. From motion-sensor faucets in the kitchen to grab bars in the bathroom, you’ll find a wealth of products designed to make it easy for you to age in place. Think about points of entry, access and traffic patterns too. A wide open floor plan for a new master suite, for example, isn’t just stylish. It can make it easier and safer to maneuver through the space down the line as well.

ROI Considerations

Even if you plan to stay in your home for years, it pays to consider how your remodeling project will impact your home’s market value. Avoid making changes that might make a potential homebuyer look elsewhere. When it comes to remodeling projects that offer you the best return on your investment, kitchen makeovers consistently come in first. Close behind are renovations that add extra living space, including basement remodels, attic bedrooms and in-law additions. Choose your home improvement project wisely, and you’ll recoup most of the money you put into the job when it comes time to sell your home.

Whatever dreams you have for remodeling your home, you can trust the professionals at Handyman Connection of Boise to help turn them into reality. The expertise of our experienced craftsmen is the reason why homeowners all over the Boise area call us whenever they need a trusted handyman for their home remodeling projects. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation estimate!

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