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Youssef Fahmane

Looking to improve the feel and look of your home? Home remodeling is the name of the game, as well as our bread and butter. Kitchen and bathroom remodels are by far the most popular types, but we aren’t limited to just those two. Not only does it improve the look and feel of one of the most important rooms in your house but upgrading these rooms can also increase the value of your property. If you’re considering any kind of remodel, here are some reasons why it’s a smart investment and some tips for making it a success.

A remodel can improve the functionality of your space. If your home is outdated, cramped, or plain awkward, remodeling can open the room and make it more comfortable and user-friendly. For example, you might consider knocking down a wall, expanding a room entrance, or taking out a bar to help the flow of the space.

A home remodel can also increase the value of your home. A well-designed, high-quality kitchen for instance, can add significant value to your property, automatically making it more attractive to potential buyers if you decide to sell in the future. According to Renofi, a kitchen remodel can potentially recoup 100% or even more of the cost of the project when you sell your home!

A bathroom remodel can help you save money on energy bills. Upgrading to energy-efficient fixtures, such as low-flow toilets and showerheads, can help you save water and money on your utility bills. Here is a list of the average return on investment for each area of your home, according to Renofi:

  • Basements: On average, finishing this space will provide 70% ROI
  • Curb Appeal: Projects that involve exterior improvements – from new windows, roofing, and siding to painting and landscape maintenance – can result in as much as 80% ROI
  • Siding Replacement | Fiber-Cement:   69.4% ROI
  • Garage Door Replacement: 93.8% ROI
  • Bath Remodel: 60.1% ROI

When you’re planning your remodel, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

Set a realistic budget: Remodeling can be costly, so it’s important to set a budget and stick to it. Decide on what you’re willing to spend and what you can afford, and then plan your remodel accordingly.

Hire a professional: Remodeling is a big project and can be quite complicated. Hiring a professional contractor who is experienced in bathroom remodels will ensure that the project is completed on time, within budget, and to your satisfaction.

Be mindful of design: When planning your remodel, consider the overall design of your home. Your changes should complement the style and aesthetic of your home, not clash with it.

Plan for the future: When you’re making decisions about your remodel, think about how you’ll use the space in the future. For example, if you’re planning on selling at any point in the future, you may want to go for timeless styles that have shown longevity to prevent the next buyer from seeing something that came and went while you were living there.

Overall, a remodel can be a smart investment for your home. It can improve the functionality and aesthetic of one of the most important rooms in your house, increase the value of your property, and help you save money on energy bills. With a little planning and the right contractor, you can create a beautiful, comfortable, and functional bathroom that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

 

Adding Equity Through Flooring in 2023

Installing new floors in your home is not only a great way to update the look and feel of your space, but it can also add value to your property. With the start of the new year, several flooring options are already climbing in popularity for their durability, resistance to moisture and the wide range of colors and styles available. From modern to minimalist, traditional to retro, you’re sure to find something that suits your taste.

According to a study done by Angie’s List, upgrading the flooring in your home is a win-win for your feet and your long-term equity, with the average ROI being 107%. That’s an incredibly lucrative return considering today’s competitive real estate market, with buyers that are looking for homes that are move-in ready and require minimal repairs or renovations.

By installing new floors, you’re not only improving the look and feel of your home but also increasing its value for when you decide to sell. Whether your style falls more on the timeless side or what’s new and trending, there’s flooring options that serve the best of both worlds and keep the value long-term. Let us help you find your look.

 

Engineered Flooring

Traditional hardwood has finally found a true opponent. Engineered hardwood is made up of a real wood veneer on top of several layers of medium to high-density fiberboard or plywood on the bottom. This construction is measured in millimeters and has a direct correlation to walking comfortability, as a thicker plank can better support pressure put on it, as well as better absorbing sound.

Another measurement included in engineered hardwood is the mil value, which is the thickness of the uppermost wear layer. Increasing this thickness adds to the flooring’s durability and overall longevity. With the combination of natural hardwood look and durability, engineered hardwood flooring can give your home a timeless look that actually lasts a lifetime.

Engineered hardwood comes in a wide range of finishes, colors and styles that will fit any home decor. Additionally, engineered hardwood flooring is easily installed by InDesign, giving you the option to have your dream look in no time at all. Investing in engineered hardwood flooring is an investment in the beauty, value, and longevity of your home.

 

Tile

Tile flooring is a popular and versatile trend for 2023 that not only adds style to your home but also equity, with research showing that adding tile flooring can give you an ROI of up to 70%, indicating it could pay for itself and then some. With our slip resistant tile options, you can have peace of mind that tiles are a great option for high traffic areas such as kitchens and bathrooms and households with children or elderly members.

The range of options available, such as porcelain and ceramic tiles, offers something for every taste. Porcelain tiles are denser, harder, and more durable than ceramic tiles, while large format porcelain tiles are quickly becoming a popular trend for 2023 as there are less grout lines and more continuity in the pattern of your tile.  Tile flooring is also easy to maintain, with the finish keeping dust and dirt on the surface for you to easily wipe up.

 

As you can see, making changes to your home is something that will not only benefit the satisfaction you have in your own home, but it could also end up paying for itself and even more. These changes are calculated decisions that you’ll need additional input on before you start swinging hammers. If you need help in updating your home, you call us at 678.607.2935 or visit our website at https://www.indesignkitchenandbath.com/ to schedule your complimentary in-home consultation today.

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