Home improvement projects with the most ROI

Home improvement projects are an investment.  It makes sense to take good advice and buy high quality materials and tools from reliable vendors.  When consulting with contractors in the skilled trade for new and future home improvement projects, a homeowner should not be intimidated.  Building a new kitchen or bathroom will take careful planning to make sure the space is used in a way that will increase the resale value of the house.  Save money and do the work yourself.  Good planning will lead to a professionally finished project which will add true value to your home.

Kitchen and Bathroom projects always return more of your money and are a high return on your investment.  Bathrooms are low maintenance projects and give you the biggest bang for your buck.  Options are endless in the bathroom area, custom stone, vanities with under mount sinks, medallions, and French style sinks.  Custom stone can completely change the look of the room, and if you have a crawl space under your home, you can put in a full kitchenette or small dining area.

Kitchen Cabinet Remodel
Carpenter working on new kitchen cabinets

Kitchen remodels return the best return on your investment and are certainly worth the investment.  High-end finishes like stone countertops, granite or marble flooring, natural fibers for cabinetry, plus high-end appliances are just a few of the real estate benefits of kitchen remodels.  Choose cabinets that are sturdy, functional, and make a statement about your taste and style.  Natural fibers for the flooring, wood (especially cherry), and fabrics for upholstery and draperies all add the finishing touches.  Accessorize with stone, resin, and tile accents in the kitchen and bathrooms to round out your space.

Bedrooms are a great place to showcase your style with a great bed and accessories.  Simple bedroom sets or custom made furniture can add a dramatic look to your room and make up for the lack of space with style that will add value to your home.   Wooden furniture sets make for a timeless look and there are infinite stain options, so warm for classic and beat up appeal.  Accessories are the perfect way to add function and panache to any bedroom design.  Yellow walls add the perfect splash of color and design.  There is no need for clashing colors, just the right balance of neutral and dramatic and you have created a bedroom that ranks on the top of the list of rooms that are the most important in families.  Alternative material, such as thread, can offer natural warmth, which is ideal for bedroom furniture, fabrics, and design.  These options will change the look and feel of the room and take their impact to any room.

A custom home can be smart as well as stylish with the right ideas and planning ahead.  Savvy contractors who understand the importance of a well designed and finished project will create an alternative reality.  Be equipped with a list of recommendations and visit some showrooms to get ideas.  Pick up a few good books and take notes, and then put your inspiration on paper.  Develop a realistic budget but be flexible.  Consider eco-friendly options for kitchen appliances with low maintenance, low maintenance appliances for the more high traffic areas, and textured surfaces for walls, floors, and furniture and linoleums.  A home contractor will help you plan the project as well as understand your needs.  Good contractors will lead your project from start to finish and suggest the options that will fit the budget you have set.

As you develop your project, take a different approach every few months as you gather materials, select designers and contractors, choose flooring and counter tops and explain them to everyone that you meet.  When you are done, all that remains is to live in the home, co-create the space with everyone helping to make it happen and engineered to be as appealing to all members of the family as it must be to you and your partner.  That’s the perfect marriage between project objectives, budgeting, and letting everyone involved have input into the process and design.   You’ll love it!  Great design not only means great design.  Create beautiful design, where you will live, in comfort, and where you and your family will feel good no matter how often they tell you the need to pamper yourself, go out and have fun, have a local coffee with family, have an entertaining adventure.  It’s your home!

According to most real estate professionals, entertainment rooms, including media rooms and home theatre rooms offer a return of liquor and economy styles.  You can have the best of both worlds: you can keep entertaining at home while enjoying the awesome evenings out at the movies, and be the envy of friends and family for being able to show it off.  The following rooms, from small to medium, are effective choices for entertainment rooms, as compared to the traditional media room.