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From Kitchen Upgrades to Curb Appeal: Remodels That Add Value


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From Kitchen Upgrades to Curb Appeal: Remodels That Add Value

remodels that add valueRemodeling your home can be a way to refresh its appearance. It can also be a smart investment to enhance its appeal, functionality, and overall value. Investing in key areas of your home can make a significant difference in increasing your home’s worth. Here are some remodel ideas that are truly worth it to help elevate your living space.


  • Customized Cabinetry: Many homes’ kitchens have layouts with underutilized or awkward cabinet spaces. Using custom cabinetry is a simple remodel idea yet an effective way of optimizing space and enhancing your kitchen.
  • Counter-Height Islands: A kitchen island can serve multiple uses, such as additional counter surface space, seating, and hidden power outlets, making it a popular request for buyers. Opt for a counter-height island with a more extensive surface for food prep and serving. Islands can also help with an open-concept design that connects the kitchen with family areas, which adds value.
  • Coordinating Appliances: Ensuring your appliances have the same finishes, such as stainless steel, will add value to your home without remodeling and gutting your entire kitchen.
  • See my recent article for more about the latest trends and innovations in kitchen design.

Bathroom Remodels

  • Bidets: Bidets are becoming increasingly popular in the US. For a minimal cost, they can provide a comfortable and hygienic environment for your bathroom and reduce water waste.
  • Grout and Caulk: Adding new grout and caulk to your bathroom can make an older space feel brand new and cleaner. If your bathtub has chips or discoloration, reglazing it can completely refresh it.
  • Hardware: Completely updating your fixtures and hardware to create a more modern and cohesive space is a small step that makes a significant visual impact.
  • If you are considering a bathroom remodel, see my recent article that provides insight into 2024 bathroom trends and how they are redefining the space.

Curb Appeal and Exterior

  • Curb Appeal: First impressions are essential, so start with the doors. A fresh coat of paint or replacing an older door with something more modern and fashionable is an easy way to refresh your home’s exterior, whether it’s your front or garage door.
  • Exterior Deck and Patio: Investing in a deck is an extremely effective way to expand your property value and square footage. When doing an outdoor remodel, decks can be customized to fit any yard size, and the project can be scaled up or down to fit any budget. Recent trends have outdoor spaces becoming extensions of our living areas, so a deck is an easy way to elevate your yard. If you want to go the extra mile, enclosing your deck can make it more usable all year.
  • From balconies to verandas, this article discusses the different ways to add living space to your outdoor areas.

Energy-Efficiency and Modernization Remodels

  • Touchless Features: Touchless features like faucets, soap dispensers, or light switches add a modern and hygienic touch to your home. These features cater to the growing demand for cleanliness in home remodels.
  • Smart Features: Adding smart features to your home is necessary in modern homes. With smart home features, you can remotely control features such as your lights, thermostat, and garage door, providing convenience and peace of mind.
  • Windows and Doors: Investing in energy-efficient windows and doors benefits the environment and reduces energy expenses.
  • Roof: Adding a thermo-reflective roof that reflects sunlight away from your house is becoming more popular for home remodels and contributes to energy efficiency. Learn more about the devices you can add to your home to increase efficiency and comfort.

Square Footage

  • Adding Footage: If you are considering adding square footage, rooms such as bathrooms or home offices increase the value and function of your home.
  • Maximizing Unused Space: Converting unused spaces like basements or attics will boost our home’s market appeal and value. These spaces are not common in most homes and can also set your property apart when selling.
  • This article offers tips on transforming your basement from an underutilized space into a valuable and functional area of your home.

As always, please get in touch with us if you have any questions about remodels or projects that add value to your home.