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Popular Home Remodel Trends to Add Value to Your Home

If you’ve been thinking about doing a few updates to your home but aren’t sure where to start, perhaps you should know which projects actually increase your home’s value. Furthermore, you might also want to know that it’s very easy to overspend on remodeling projects. So, to get the most out of your remodel project, take a look at these home improvement ideas to get you started.

Gourmet Kitchen

There is no mistaking—kitchens sell homes. However, kitchens also get a lot of wear and tear from extended use. It’s extremely easy to go overboard on a kitchen remodeling project, but if done right, you will add to your home’s value. Try to keep your remodel between $15,000 and $20,000. Anything over that and you’ll be pressed to see a return according to Remodeling Magazine. Also, make sure you get the basics covered. Potential home buyers look for well-crafted cabinets, quality countertops, and updated appliances. Take a look at these tips to help you prepare for a kitchen remodel.

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Add an Attic Bedroom

According to the National Association of REALTORS, you can recoup up to 61 percent if you turn your attic into an additional bedroom. However, not all homes can accommodate an additional bedroom. Make certain that your home can easily handle an addition of a staircase with adequate flow. Although septic tanks are rare in San Diego, some homes do have them. If so, check your system to see if it can accommodate another bathroom.

A Spa Bath

There are few routine daily enjoyments in life, but taking a reviving shower is surely up there on the list. Although, if you are showering in an outdated bathroom, frustration can quickly replace relaxation. Homes with renovated bathrooms typically offer some of the best returns on investment. In the San Diego area, you can expect to pay around $16,000 on average for a bathroom renovation. Although, you should recoup at least 85 percent of your investment.

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Outdoor Entertaining

Southern sunny California offers some of the best weather in the U.S. and most people living here want to take advantage of that. In order to do that, homes must have an outdoor space to relax, sit, talk, eat, and perhaps enjoy a good book. Adding a deck offers a great way to accomplish all of this. Furthermore, deck projects typically pay back 100 percent. Depending on the materials you use, and the deck layout choices you make, adding outdoor family space is sure to increase your home value. A new deck will set you back approximately $8,000 to $10,000 depending on your choice of wood versus composite.

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Updating Your Garage Door

While most renovation projects take several weeks, some can be done in just a day or two. Giving your garage door a facelift makes your entire home feel like new and you can expect to recoup up to 90 percent of that investment. According to leading garage manufacturers, a new garage door upgrade costs around $1,600 up to $3,000. However, if you opt for an insulated door, your investment will help lessen your home energy bills. New garage door styles can make your home look more modern and add curb appeal, which increases your home’s value.

Depending on your budget, you may want to do several of these projects or only pick one. Whichever the case, be sure you are spending money wisely. Smith Brothers would be happy to meet with you to talk about the different options when remodeling your home. Contact us today!

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If you enjoyed this blog you may want to read our blog about, “Working with Your Architect: What to Expect.”

Smith Brothers is a unique team of construction craftsmen, architects, and interior designers. Since 1978, we stress the absolute highest levels of quality, performance, value and service in each and every project. Our award-winning design ideas, expertise, and collective experience allow us to provide the very best in what we do. For more information please contact us at 877-230-0333, (+01) 858-350-1445, or

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