The home improvement industry is quickly expanding, with homeowners increasing their remodel spending by almost 60 percent in 2017. And the Northeast is one of the country’s highest remodeling regions in the US. Northeastern homeowners, including those in Pittsburgh, are beginning to understand that large home remodels add increased value to their homes and lifestyles.
If you’re looking to implement a major home remodel, find a contractor whose services include large projects with expert craftsmanship. Take a look at these major projects that will add the greatest value to your home.
1. Basement Renovation
Space provides unmatched value for homeowners. While additions are a great option to the space solution, finding existing, unused space that can be renovated to fit your lifestyle remains the best option.
Most homeowners typically use an unfinished basement for extra storage or the space goes completely to waste. But basements can be turned into extra bedrooms, recreational rooms, and a plethora of other things. However, transforming a dull basement into a guest suite is a wise use of space and a valuable investment, not only for family and friends but for the worth of the home.
As basement space is readily available, the greatest bonus is that room already exists to make your home work for your lifestyle. No addition process needed.
2. Attic Renovation
Attic remodels continually top the lists of home remodel projects with the greatest returns. Homeowners will find that the attic is another great, preexisting space to add extra livable area. This added space is a huge value to Pittsburgh homeowners and can be transformed into extra bedrooms, a family room, an office space, a home gym, or a variety of other things.
However, additional home space is not the only option for an attic renovation. With a shorter attic ceiling height, transforming the area into an interior vaulted ceiling can be a great use of space that provides immense returns.
Many homeowners are not up to date with regulations and codes, so hiring a quality contractor can give you the best estimate and design of how to properly maximize your attic transformation.
3. Bathroom Addition
A small and dysfunctional bathroom can make your space feel less homey, which is why so many homeowners are opting to open up their bathroom spaces. Adding more space to a bathroom, turning your simple half bathroom into a full bathroom, or even completely adding on a new bathroom structure not only gives your family more space, it greatly increases the value of your home.
Bathroom additions have the greatest return on investment for any home addition project. But in reality, the comfort and ease a larger bathroom provides cannot be measured in the return. Every homeowner enjoys a large, spacious bathroom, and as a high traffic region of a home, more bathroom space has the greatest return on traffic use.
4. New Exterior Siding
Your home needs to be taken care of from the inside out. While homeowners spend a majority of their time in their home’s interiors, they should not forget about their exterior home care. Elevating the curb appeal of a home and enhancing its exterior protection yields significant returns on the financial investment.
New siding helps insulate and protect your home, inadvertently making the interior sound and cozy. And curb appeal has become an increased desire for homeowners across the country.
5. Deck Addition
Spring and summer provide the perfect opportunity to move dinners and entertainment outdoors. A well-constructed deck provides the best return for outdoor living additions, and outdoor living has become an immense appeal for homeowners across the country.
The functionality of the deck is a selling point in itself, but a high-quality deck instantly adds to the luxury of a yard. Homeowners can opt for an outdoor cooking area or functional seating.
Hire the Right Contractor
Taking on larger renovation projects should not be a DIY experience. When renovating large areas of your home, it’s important to have a contractor who knows the proper regulations and can create a secure and beautiful structure. To get the best value out of your remodel, hire the right contractor.
At Action Builders, our team knows the ins and outs of both design and construction. We can reinvent a space’s function and add value to your Pittsburgh home. To begin your home renovation, call us at (412) 835-3543 to schedule a free consultation.