Home Renovation

If you’re thinking about Renovating or Adding On To Your Home Follow These Simple Tips

By Jason Boone

BEND – One of the great things about 2014 has been low mortgage interest rates which has enabled many people to refinance and renovate their homes.

If you’ve been thinking about adding value to your home by either a home renovation or addition this article will provide you with simple tips which will enable you to add value and get the most return on investment.

Tip 1 – Create a Good Plan

Even though remodeling or renovating a home may be an exciting process the most important thing you can do to get the highest Return on Investment of your money is to focus on creating a good plan first before you start renovating.

Don’t build cheap and fast, take the time to have a plan and a strategy in place because this will not only save you money in the long run but it will also save the builder money as well because they will be on the same “page” as you from the very beginning.

Tip 2 – Choose Quality over Quantity

Although you may be able to get more for less, the reality is that you will only be happy with your remodel if you use quality materials first rather than trying to get the most for your budget.

If you want stainless steel appliances in your kitchen, granite counter tops, wood floors or other high end materials in your home focus on getting the quality you want first because this will help you to continue loving your home and remodel years from now.

Tip 3 – Opt For A Coherent Design

Many homeowners over the years have made the mistake of choosing home renovation designs which did not complement the original shape or architecture of their homes.

Before you start your remodel or renovate your home make sure that the plans you choose compliment the design of your home because this will help your renovation to appear to be an original part of your home instead of a renovation or addition which was obviously added on over the years.

Tip 4 – Make Sure Your Home Will Be Able To Sell In The Future

You may be in love with the plans for your potential remodel or renovation but the main question you should ask yourself is: will I be able to sell my home in the future after I remodel it?

This question is important to ask because, sometimes it’s easy to overbuild with a remodel or renovation and your home may not be what buyers are looking for in the future so it’s important to review comparable homes in the neighborhood and or speak with a Realtor about your plan before you start construction.

Tip 5 – Don’t Forget To Follow the Rules

Last of all, but most important, don’t forget to follow the rules with your home remodel or renovation by building up to code and getting permission from your HOA if needed because, some neighborhood across the country do have specific requirements for the design of homes and it’s important to make sure you get approval across the board before you begin construction.

For more tips which will add value to your home or to view the latest homes for sale in Bend contact me, Jason Boone, Principal Broker with Duke Warner Realty | Skjersaa Group by calling me at (541) 383-1426 or by emailing me at jason@sgbend.com.