Remodeling Your Home Is An Investment
Talking to a Crofton remodeling company about changing your kitchen and bathroom—or maybe even adding a new bathroom!—is one way to increase the comfort and convenience of your home. But in another, more pragmatic, far-sighted way, it’s also a great way to increase the value of one of your biggest investments, your own home.
For many Americans, a home is going to be one of the most expensive, significant purchases we’re going to make in our lives. It’s not just a place we live in and raise a family, although that’s important, it’s also a huge asset that can be an important part of retirement, or an inheritance or legacy to pass on to the next generation. Unlike a bank account, the value of a home increases year on year at a rate far greater than any savings account but doesn’t bring the risk that trading stocks entail.
But one thing that you can do to help the value of your home, and quickly increase its value, is to think about the rooms you use the most, your kitchen and bathroom.
The Heart Of Your Home
The kitchen is one of the biggest and most heavily used rooms in an entire home for many people. While the bathroom is not a place people necessarily spend hours in, these rooms are often subjected to heavy-duty use because of all the water and moisture they have to tolerate compared to other rooms in a home. However, unlike those other rooms in a home, kitchens and bathrooms are purpose-built; they are designed to do only one thing for you, help you prepare food, or clean and relieve yourself.
As a result, unlike other rooms in the home, kitchens and bathrooms are also the most expensive rooms in a home, and generally indicative of what the quality of the rest of a structure will be like. There are several reasons why these rooms are more expensive, though the biggest expenses are fixtures and surfaces. Because these rooms need to use water, plumbing must be installed, as well as ways to use that plumbing, such as faucets and dishwashers in the case of the kitchen, and faucets, bathtubs, toilets, and showers in the case of bathrooms.
The surfaces must also be similarly hardy to take on a more demanding level of activity. Kitchens have to have harder, more durable flooring and countertops for food preparation, while bathrooms usually need tile and water resistant counters for all the moisture the room is exposed to.
Smart Remodeling Makes A Difference
When you talk to a Crofton remodeling company about improving your kitchen and bathroom, you are choosing to increase the value of your home dramatically. This is especially true if the kitchens and bathrooms haven’t been remodeled in a few decades. A home that has a kitchen and bathroom from the 1970s, for example, gets a big boost in value when its look, fixtures, and appliances are brought into the 21st century.
So if you’re looking for a sound investment to increase the value of your assets, don’t look further than your own home! Talk to a Crofton remodeling company about improving your kitchen or bathroom.