Improving your home is a noble goal. There are plenty of things that you can do to make your home look better, feel more comfortable, and actually have better value. Too many homeowners look at certain projects as being more inherently valuable than others. For example, a homeowner in Moore, Oklahoma maybe considering various options and might believe building an entertainment room or adding an addition to their home is the best option.
It all depends on a person's personal preferences and needs, but when you're looking to maximize the return on your investment in a specific home improvement project, what you do and how you do it is going to make a difference.
Below are three potential methods that people do in an attempt to improve the value of their home. Then we will discuss why replacement windows really are the best decision to make right now.
Re-siding the house.
After a long day work and a tough commute home to your house in Moore, you turn into the driveway and notice the broken siding, the dirt that is caked on from too many days out in the sun, and it is frustrating. You don't feel great about the condition of your house and even though you know it's going to be a significant expense, you look into the option of re-siding it.
Depending on the age of your house, it may be necessary to re-side that house. Just like windows, siding has a specific life expectancy. The harsher the conditions it faces, such as direct sunlight, heavy winds, torrential downpours, and more, it can affect the longevity of that siding.
However, people often assume that re-siding or painting the exterior of their home is going to boost its value. It will certainly make it look better, improving the curb appeal to some degree, but it's not likely to have any direct impact on the assessed value of the house.
If it makes you feel more comfortable and happier when you pull into your driveway at the end of a long day, then it's likely a project worthwhile at some point in time.
Renovating the kitchen.
Another method that people use to try and improve the condition and quality of their home is renovating the kitchen. This is considered the top choice that homeowners make when it comes to home improvement projects.
Why is that? It's because the kitchen is the one place in the entire house where most people will spend at least some amount of time. Preparing meals, grabbing a snack, or just grabbing a drink is all going to happen in the kitchen. If you have old, worn out, stained appliances that are dented, rusted, or just looking decrepit, it can affect how you feel about the rest of your house.
You may go from the kitchen to the dining room and not really care how bad the dining room looks. However, when you renovate the kitchen, you may feel more inspired to improve other rooms in your house as well.
The major stumbling block for a lot of homeowners when it comes to kitchen renovations is the cost. The average kitchen renovation costs about $22,000. When you consider that a brand new refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher will cost at least $3,000 and sometimes much more than that, it's easy to see just how much some people can spend on this home improvement project.
They will certainly get a boost in their home's value as a result, but it might not match the investment they made in it.
Outdoor living spaces have become incredibly popular in recent years. Having a quality patio or deck can make it much more comfortable to spend time outside in your Moore, Oklahoma home. You could invest several thousand dollars in stonework, deck work, a French door to replace the sliding glass door, umbrellas, gas grills, and much more.
If, as a result, you spend a lot more time outside during the spring and summer months, and maybe even entertain neighbors, friends, and family more often, it would will be worth the investment. However, again, you're not likely to gain a full return on that investment.
Why replacement windows matter.
As you can see, with these three methods that people commonly use in an attempt to improve the condition, quality, and comfort of their home, none of them really maximize the return on their investment.
Investing $5,000 or even a little more in replacing your old, outdated, and broken down windows with new ones, even completely changing the style, size, or options of certain windows in various rooms in your house, you could boost the value of your home.
Whether or not you plan on selling your house in the near future, investing in replacement windows is a great option.
Now that you understand just how beneficial it could be to invest in replacement windows, it's a good idea to find to be right replacement window company to work with. Sooner State Home Improvements has been family owned and operated since 1987. We have been providing the highest quality customer service with the best products for more than 25 years. We are an A+ Better Business Bureau rated company and won the Angie's List Super Service Award for 2011 and 2012.
We were also the Daily Oklahoman Reader's Choice Award winners from 2009 through 2011. We have the experience, dedication, and selection to help you maximize the return on this important home improvement project.