A new year signals new beginnings—not just for you, but for your home as well. Do you have any Bethesda remodeling projects lined up for 2015? Here is our version of home renovation priority tasks that we feel should be in your remodeling checklist:
1. Install new siding for improved curb appeal.
Come new year, we will shed the old skin we donned for the last 12 months, leaving behind all the bad days and decisions as we start anew. Your siding functions like skin for your home. Perhaps it’s time to shed it as well.
Siding replacement is among the home improvement projects with the highest long-term ROI of all time, according to studies by Remodeling magazine. It’s easy to see why: As the outer layer of your home, it is perhaps the most noticeable feature. Replacing old siding not only improves your house’s defense against the changing weather but also boosts its curb appeal.
Vinyl siding is still popular, thanks to its low-cost and low-maintenance properties. However, fiber cement has taken over as the material for siding replacement because it offers the highest ROI. It’s a little more expensive than vinyl, but considerably more stylish. If you live in an upscale neighborhood or simply want your taste to stand out, this is the siding material for you.
2. Install new windows for increased energy efficiency.
There’s a reason why more homeowners are using energy-efficient windows for their home. To get government incentives is one, but energy-efficient windows are attractive all on their own for a number of reasons.
For one, energy-efficient windows are designed to better insulate your home so you won’t feel the need to keep your air-conditioning or heating system running all day long. This helps you cut back on your electricity bill, which is reason enough for you to switch to this greener option.
Second, energy-efficient windows aren’t plain and boring. In fact, they come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and materials that can improve the overall appeal of your home.
3. Do some minor room renovations (kitchen or bathroom).
You know what they say: good things come in small packages. Minor kitchen renovations occupy the third highest long-term ROI, according to Remodeling magazine. The great thing about this is you don’t have to replace every single thing in your kitchen. Simpler things like redoing cabinets or replacing faulty sinks or old countertops can do wonders for your home.
As for bathrooms, more homeowners are doing away with the good ol’ bathtub, according to Angie’s List. Instead, they’re transforming their bath areas into walk-in showers by installing rain head faucets and handheld sprayers.
When it’s time to give your home a new look for the new year, turn only to Blair Construction, your experts in home improvement in Annapolis MD and the surrounding areas. We install high-quality vinyl, fiber cement, wood, and aluminum siding, as well as beautiful energy-efficient replacement windows. We are also your go-to guys for kitchen and bath renovations. We work with a number of leading manufacturers, such as GAF, James Hardie®, Crane, CertainTeed, Alcoa, and Norandex. This means all our materials are top-notch.
Call us today for a free estimate on our services and let’s give your home a chance to start anew this 2015.