Newer houses need routine maintenance; older houses also require ongoing maintenance and often need a bit of TLC. Both new and old houses can benefit from a full remodel. The fact of the matter is, you bought your house because you like it. You like the floor plan and the traffic patterns work well for how your family conducts their daily lives. That doesn't mean you like the color schemes, the cabinetry, or countertops and sometimes a particular piece of the home fails to function properly.
Keeping It New with Routine Maintenance
Routine maintenance means more than simply unclogging a drain or flipping a blown circuit breaker back on, those are things the homeowner can easily handle on their own in most cases. Maintenance, in the sense of hiring a contractor, means finding the problem which leads to repeated clogged drains and blown circuit breaker along with other regular nuisances and solving the underlying issue.
Windows, Doors, and Small Jobs
Windows and doors are a common problem for both new and especially older houses. Older houses simply have windows which wear out, newer houses were often built with windows which aren't the best quality available. Replacing the windows can be for as simple a reason as cosmetic design, but more importantly is when the windows don't open easily or close securely, or if there is a draft letting cold air in during winter or cool air out in the summer. The same applies to doors, although it is more common for doors which function well to be replaced for sheer cosmetic appeal. In the overall scheme of the home's expense and the “bang per buck” in added value, windows and doors are one of the easiest ways to add upgrades to your house.
Full remodels can refer to any number of home improvement projects, but the typical remodels are in the bathroom and kitchen. Whether adding tile floors or new cabinetry, counters, and appliances, remodeling the kitchen and bathrooms is recognized by investors across the country as a simple way to add value to your house by making it a more customized home which serves you and your family while appealing to other people. The extent of a remodel is ultimately dependent on your needs, but you can trust that any money you spend will come back to you in cash should you sell or in delight if you live in the house for years to come.