Home improvement projects like bathroom, kitchen or basement remodeling can be very exciting. However, moderation is key. Going overboard with your home improvement projects can drain your finances without meaningfully increasing the value of your home, leading to what is known as “over-improvement.”
Read on as JLR Home Renovation explains what over-improvement is and how you can avoid falling into this common trap.
Consider Your Own Needs
A key consideration for homeowners planning for a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project is the value the endeavor will add to their property. This is a good starting point; however, it shouldn’t define your objectives. Don’t take on a home improvement project solely for increasing the value of your home. Instead, focus on your needs to help you prioritize improvements. For example, if you’re thinking about getting heated bathroom floors, do it because it’s a feature that you’ll truly enjoy, not just because it will up the value of your home a bit.
Save the million-dollar kitchen for a million-dollar home. In other words, don’t add so many bells and whistles to your kitchen that it looks out of place with the rest of the rooms in your house. Talk to your contractor to ensure that your plans and designs pair well with the other areas in your home.
Get Help From a Professional
Find a reliable remodeling contractor you can trust to help you with your project every step of the way. Having a designer to help keep your remodeling goals clear can help ensure that your project is finished successfully.
At JLR Home Renovation, our experienced team of builders and designers can help you with all your renovation needs from start to finish. Give us a call at (717) 361-6175 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Elizabethtown, Hummelstown and Hershey, PA, as well as other surrounding communities.