Home improvement is the process of upgrading an existing home to increase comfort and efficiency. It can also be used to make a home more attractive and appealing. Home improvements can include anything from adding on to a house to updating the interior and exterior. Whether you are planning to sell your home or just want to enjoy it more, there are many projects that can be done. The best home improvement projects will have a strong return on investment and add value to your home.
Many people plan to upgrade their homes before putting it on the market, but not all upgrades will add resale value. Some high-end renovations such as marble flooring and unique lighting fixtures will deter buyers, while others such as converting a garage into living space will not necessarily increase your property value.
It’s important to find the right balance between improving your home and keeping it livable. Small, low-cost projects such as painting or re-grouting tile can have a big impact on how your home looks and feel. Taking care of the little things now can save you money and headaches down the road when it comes time to sell or move on.
When selecting contractors to do your home improvement work, make sure they are licensed and insured. Check the contract for the name, address and MHIC license number of the contractor. The contract should also include a payment schedule and details about the work to be performed including all materials to be used.