What’s the Best Time of Year for Exterior Home Renovations?
Whether hosting gatherings this season or simply enjoying your home with your family and close friends; amenities, upgrades, and cosmetic renovations can transform your residence into a destination for your guests, and a respite for you and your family to enjoy for decades to come.
Here’s a list of the best projects to take on in the coming months to transform your current house into the home of your dreams:
Decks, Patios, and Gazebos
Because the ground is typically softer and easier for contractors to excavate, spring is the start of the outdoor building season. The coming months are the perfect time to update your backyard setup before grilling season hits. Remember, deck and patio updates, coupled with landscaping, can add significant resale value to any home, while providing intrinsic benefit for family and friends to enjoy.
The lion share of plants, trees, flowers, and shrubberies are in season, and spring is the prime time to update or upgrade your home’s landscaping. Adding the right mixture of trees, flowers, and shrubs to your home can significantly increase its value, while providing privacy and a more aesthetically pleasing atmosphere for your family and friends to enjoy.
New windows do more than make your house pretty. They add insulation and protection from the elements, which means less money out the windows for heating and cooling. Protect your wallet by optimizing your windows for the weather. At Tri County Windows and Siding, we offer free estimates.
Looking at value added as a homeowner, a kitchen update has the potential to improve functionality, cosmetics, and the livability of your space. An investment in a new or updated kitchen could certainly enhance your ability to entertain this season, not to mention add value to your home. According to US News, a minor kitchen remodel has an average return on investment of 82.7%, meaning if you were to allocate $10,000 to the remodel, that investment could potentially increase the sale value of your home by $19,000. Be patient though, a kitchen remodel can take upward of two months to complete – so don’t hesitate; now is the time to start!
Roofing, Siding and Paint
Spring is also a good time to get your roofing and siding replaced – generally considered off-season; the turnaround on your project will likely be quicker, and your home will be better protected from seasonal weather – strong storms, hail possibilities, and wind. The typical cost for a new roof is between $5,000 and $10,000 depending on the size, and should hold up for at least 20 years.
Looks like it’s time to schedule a contractor to look at your project? Springtime is here, and before you know it, summer will be too. Think about how your home could better serve you and your family in the coming months and years. Consider how much a small investment now will be worth in the future and how much intrinsic value that renovation project will provide to you and your loved ones this summer and for years to come.