Renovating one's home can be cost-efficient
Renovating one's home can be cost-efficient Homeowners remodel their homes for all different reasons - from trying to increase their home's resale value to simply wanting to make the space more enjoyable to live in. Regardless of the reason for the remodel, experts agree that renovating one's home doesn't have to break the bank.
According to property investor Kamarul Ariff, homeowners should consider renovating their kitchens and bathrooms, from upgrading appliances to installing new flooring. "Compared to renovating the living area or a master bedroom, the kitchen or bathroom is generally smaller and tends to cost less - making it easier and faster to recoup your cost," he told The Star Online.
Those looking to remodel on a larger scale, however, can still save money by being decisive. "Indecision makes for an expensive remodel," William Hallisky, vice president of a New York-based architectural firm, told SmartMoney.com.
Homeowners who select a floor covering without seeing how the finish looks under the kitchen's lights or against the living room wall color may end up paying for a large amount of product they no longer intend on using. To avoid such situations, homeowners should request samples and take time when choosing the ideal material.