Home Remodeling | Factors to Consider

There are certain factors to considering when you plan to remodel your house. Although one of the reasons why you intend for a house remodeling is to enhance the outlook of your house, for some people, this is to increase the house value when it is time to sell their houses.

Some improvements such as landscaping, repainting and even replacing some old fixtures in the house will increase its appeal. This will be much easier in case you want your house to be sold in the future.

Before you implement any plans in house remodeling, there are certain guidelines you must consider. One is the value of other homes in the neighborhood. Although you intend to remodel your house fully and fix a much higher price compared to other houses for sale in your neighborhood, remember, prices do matter much in buyers and they would likely to choose a house with much reasonable price than a very appealing house in a very extravagant price. Another is the age of your home. Older houses would need a more extensive repair compared to new houses. Also, if the housing market is good, buyers will be willing to shell out more for an improved house otherwise an improved house is hard to sell.

So, how do you go about house remodeling? Here are some tips on what you can focus on during remodeling of your house.

  • Repainting – as much as possible repaint your house. If you can use a more advanced technology paint and a more eco-friendly materials, then do.
  • If you do not want to repaint, try covering your wall – a god alternative to paint is wall covering. You can choose a wall cover that depicts a certain elegant material such as wood paneling. This will still make you wall more attractive but reduce the effects of new paints in the house.
  • Change your flooring – If you have old flooring especially those that are already outdated and make your house look old, change it. You can try new types of flooring or experiment on wood flooring. Other option is a floor cover made of natural fibers like wool, coir or seagrass.
  • Update your interior – use plaster moldings since these are also great for decorations. In addition, there are a number of beautiful options and not to mention cheaper and easy to install.
-M. Germaine Parra
D.C. Area RealtorFeng Shui Consultant
Licensed in DC, MD and VA
Long and Foster Realtors
6862 Elm Street Office, McLean, VA  22101
Fax:   703-873-1901
Cell:  703.650.8838

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