Home Improvement Considerations

by Pamela Carinci 09/30/2019

Your home can undergo a variety of improvements, both inside and out. Enriching the beauty and value of a home is just one reason for improvements; they should also be to repair any damages. Adding more space or making the home safer are also good reasons for home upgrades. 

There are several different reasons to do improvements, and you will find that many are time-consuming. They are, however, usually worth the energy and time that you put into them; and, you are bound to appreciate the outcome. An improvement alters and changes the home for the better. If you plan to put your home up for sale or wish to make it more livable for your family, there is a lot to be garnered from making home improvements. 

The initial home improvements you should consider are repairs. Attend to any ceiling leak problems, the plumbing job you have been putting off, or that attic insulation that has become necessary. Doing repairs first holds whether you are planning to live in the home yourself, put it up for rent, or put the house on the market.

Home improvement projects that involve restructuring need to be well thought out so that they do not look out of place and mar the street appeal of the house. They are usually done to enhance lighting, provide more space, or improve the home's exterior aspect. Remodeling your home can also mean an improvement in its atmosphere. For instance, if a kitchen wall is removed to create an open concept, it immediately makes the home friendlier and more sociable.

Improvements in your home could involve:

- Repairs of already existing structures

- Remodeling certain rooms of the home to give them a face-lift

- Adding to your home to improve quality of life such as a second bath

- Home improvement projects to add energy efficiency.

Remodeling your kitchen or bath is a smart move if you are planning to put your home up for sale. These upgrades increase the value of the house immediately, and if appropriately researched, can be done with a high return on your investment.

Helping a home's energy efficiency is also an excellent idea for adding resale value, because not only does it reduce the electricity and gas bills, it is a great thing to do for the environment. Improvements in the insulation of the home can be a long-term blessing. Investing in a home so that it harvests solar energy could be another way of improving the house for posterity. 

Do not undertake extensive projects on a whim. It is essential to consider why a specific project is required, and what you gain from the expense. So, home improvements involving repair increase the comfort in the home and its longevity and are therefore essential. But all other sorts of home improvements need careful judgment before embarking on them. 

If you need help determining the return on investment for a particular improvement, talk to your local real estate professional for advice.

About the Author

Pamela Carinci

My name is Pamela Carinci, and I have lived in Putnam County for 26 years. Having spent my high school years in Mahopac, NY I currently reside in Carmel, NY where I live with my husband and 4 children.   After High School, and College,  I worked for the Mahopac Central School District and the Children's Rehabilitation Center as a Special Education TA. I also coached JV and Varsity Cheerleading, organizing, developing and implementing award winning performences.   As a resident of Carmel I became involved in the community and school through the PTO, and was elected Vice President due to my ability to set goals, make a plan and reach those goals.  I also became an Independent Contractor for a Thirty One business, which was very successful.  These skills have all fostered my desire to become a licensed  Real Estate Salesperson.  I truly enjoy helping clients list their home for sale, find the new home of their dreams, and successfully meet the challenges along the way! Feel free to call, text or email me, so I can help YOU move forward with your own personal Real Estate Dream!!