What Are Your Home Remodeling Plans For 2017?
Here are a few ideas to consider for your remodeling plans.
We’re well into another year (2017) and there is probably another list of things you’d like to do with your money… If remodeling or improving your home is on the radar for this year then you might find this selection of remodeling tips helpful.
Take Care Of Any Required Home Repairs
It’s usually during the cold, wet winter months that problems with a home are discovered, especially when it involves the building envelope (keeps out the weather/elements!). Maybe it’s some siding that isn’t fastened correctly, maybe the windows are no longer sealing properly or maybe you’ve got some obvious roofing issues? As a homeowner, it’s important to take care of the “little” problems before they become big problems. It’s amazing how something as simple as a clogged gutter can lead to thousands of dollars in home repairs from an ice dam or backup of water under the roof. What’s even more amazing is the homeowners who let some of these problems fester into something much larger (and more expensive to fix), when they know it’s a problem!
From a contractors perspective, we are called to provide estimates and repair homes every year where these small problems could have been avoided with a little preventative maintenance and the damage mitigated if quicker action was taken to correct the issue. Unexpected home repairs aren’t something anybody looks forward too but your home is your most important investment, it’s important to take care of any issues as quickly as your finances allow.
Take Care Of Any Painting or Repainting
A fresh new year is a good time for some fresh new color, either inside or outside your home. Brighten up your interior with a repaint in a modern color scheme or improve your home’s curb appeal by painting the exterior siding and trim. Spring and summer are the best times of year for exterior painting projects.
What About Your Master Bathroom?
Master bathrooms are a popular remodeling trend for 2017. If your master bathroom is a little dated, or you’d like to finally transform it into that private, spa-like retreat you’ve always wanted then now is the time! With digital shower controllers, rain shower heads, multiple shower heads, heated tile floors, tile and stone there are many luxurious options that can be built into your master bathroom.
Plans For a New Deck This Year?
One of our staples during the spring of every year is building beautiful new decks on our customer’s properties. From a simple front porch/entry way deck to an elaborate multi-level deck for entertaining and relaxation or even pool decks, we can build it all. Here’s an important tip for any homeowner thinking about building a deck on their property this year… Don’t wait until the last minute to start working with your contractor! You might just find your contractor of choice will already be booked.
The time to start planning out a new deck project is usually right now or immediately after the holidays. Involve your contractor early in the process so they can take a look at your project and let you know of the feasibility and expected cost.
If you decide you want to build your deck this spring but you don’t call a contractor until June you might find that your deck could be a few months away still. If you want to enjoy a new deck on your property this summer the time to get started is now.
Need More Living Space?
Another year brings another chapter of life for Massachusetts families and often that can mean the need for extra room in the home. Maybe you’re expecting a newborn in the near future or maybe an aging family member will be moving in? Whatever the reasons might be, the need for more space can be met a number of ways. You can opt to sell your home and move, this isn’t the best option for families who want to remain in their same neighborhood or… You can build a home addition or maybe finally finish off that basement. Either option will provide you with the space you need.
For most families, remodeling or finishing their basement is the most economical choice in their quest for more space because it will literally double the available space and there is no need for roofing or extensive electrical/plumbing as it’s usually already in place. This can help keep the costs down compared to a new construction home addition where costs can quickly balloon.
With the addition of appropriate egress windows your finished basement can even be considered living space for an in-law suite or maybe even a basement suite you could rent out for additional revenue.
If you have the available room on your property and a home addition is in your budget then building an addition onto your home will allow you to custom tailor your new space. It’s considerably more expensive though as you’ll be tackling a new construction project and you’ll need a recent survey, drawings, municipal approval and then you’ll need a foundation, framing, roofing, siding, electrical, plumbing and more.
Why Choose Mike’s Remodeling and Handyman For Your Home Remodeling Project in 2017?
Mike’s Remodeling and Handyman are the local remodeling and home improvement experts in Mashpee, Hyannis, Sandwich and the rest of Barnstable County, MA. We can help you solve any problems you are having with your home and bring any remodeling dreams you might have to life!
We realize that you’ve got many choices when it comes to choosing a home remodeling contractor in Massachusetts. We want you to know we understand and appreciate the commitment you are about to make to your home and we take it very seriously. When you choose Mike’s Remodeling and Handyman you’re choosing a partner in making your home a better place. We guarantee it!
If you’d like to book a home remodeling estimate for any of the projects we’ve listed then please give us a call 781-983-4636 or fill out our contact form and someone will be getting right back to you.