You may have a number of reasons for wanting to remodel your Central Connecticut home. Here’s an article that examines five good reasons. But how do you go about prioritizing which projects should come first?
Consider Needs versus Wants
It's easy to look at a home improvement project as a chance to upgrade. But what does that really mean? It's not all about more expensive fixtures or cosmetic changes (although upgrading your look can make your home more enjoyable, too). But when it comes to setting priorities, think about things you enjoy doing as a family. Are there things in your home that keep you from doing those things? Focus on those things first. What you decide on may be very different from what your friends or neighbors might do. But it's your home and it should fit your lifestyle. Here’s a post that can help you walk through this process
Consider Your Comfort
Sometimes the most significant changes you can make to your home aren’t the ones that you (or your guests) can see. For instance, your guests will probably never venture into your new walk-in closet. But adding well-deigned storage space can make a huge difference in your daily routine. The same is true for re-designing your main bathroom. Guests will probably never see what you did, but you’ll notice the difference—whether you turn it into a private spa or simply add a second sink to make getting ready for work easier.
Consider Resale Value:
It’s a good idea to keep the resale value of your home in mind when you make an improvement. Bear in mind that not everyone has the same passions that you do. Building a floor-to-ceiling aquarium in your living room may sound fantastic to you—but it could actually make your home tough to sell should you ever decide to move. On the other hand, here’s a look at a number of small repairs and fixes that can increase your home value (and selling price) by thousands of dollars.
Consider Energy Savings:
If you live in an older Connecticut home, it may not have the highest level of energy efficiency. Not only does that impact your level of comfort (Does it ever feel drafty in your home? Do you quickly run out of hot water?), but inefficiencies can also cost you money. Some home improvements can pay for themselves in a relatively short time. Here’s a look at 5 eco-friendly home renovations you might want to consider. If you feel you're spending far too much on utilities, that could bump this reason to the top of your list of priorities. And keep in mind that sometimes you can include energy efficiency in other projects.
When it all comes down to it, your specific needs should determine which projects you tackle first. Think about what will genuinely improve your quality of life. And also keep potential resale in the back of your mind in whatever you plan.