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Your Home Remodel Priority List for 2017

Posted on: December 23, 2016

Are you planning on a home remodel in Coral Gables in 2017? If you have a number of projects you wish to tackle, you may find it overwhelming to determine which should be first, or which should take precedence. As you’re making your list, here are some ideas you can use to prioritize your projects from the team at Habify, who specializes in home remodels in Coral Gables.

What Home Remodeling Project Is the Most Necessary?

First, determine what needs remodeling the most. Do you have an area of your home that is not functional or is completely outdated? Put this to the top of your priority list. Is there an area of your home that gets a lot of traffic, like the kitchen or your bathroom? These should be at the top of your list too. What about energy-efficiency? Smart, eco-friendly designs can help lower your air conditioning bills and help lower your carbon footprint. Prioritizing your list based on the need for the space will help you get the most enjoyment out of your home.

When you make this consideration, some areas rise to the top. For example, the kitchen, which is a practical space that you use almost every day, takes priority in many home remodels in Coral Gables. The same thing is true for a bathroom. You need a functional, comfortable bathroom, so this should take priority. An outdoor living area, on the other hand, while a nice addition, does not need to happen first.

Which Home Remodeling Project Adds the Most Value?

Next, consider the remodeling projects that will add the most value to your home. If your list is extensive, you may not get to everything as quickly as you would like, so choosing those items that give the most value to your space will help protect your home’s resale value in the future, even if you don’t get all of the projects done.

For example, a kitchen remodel can bring a 60 – 120 percent return on investment if you sell your home in the future. A bathroom remodel can bring an 80 – 130 percent return. On the other end of the spectrum, a room addition only brings in about a 60 percent return. 

What Is Your Current Stage of Life?

The priority list for a family with small children is different than the priority list for empty nesters. For the family with small children, comfortable bedrooms and a safe, cozy living area are top priorities after a functional and welcoming kitchen. Adding a mudroom or installing a pool for outdoor play can also be priorities for families with kids. For the empty nester, an outdoor entertainment area may take priority over bedrooms because of the desire to host parties and family get-togethers.

Good Luck with Your Coral Gables Home Remodeling Project in 2017!

Are you still having trouble deciding what to do first? With Habify, you don’t have to make this decision. Our team will handle all of your remodeling needs, from the design to the construction and all the way through the final walkthrough. We will create simplistic, comprehensive designs that tackle all of the things on your 2017 “to do” list. Give Habify a call today to get started your home remodel in Coral Gables!

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