Projects to Consider Before Cold Weather Hits
If you are a homeowner, the list of remodeling projects can be endless. And with just a few months left before the cold weather sets in, how do you decide where to put your time and money?
There are three basic criteria:
- Pragmatic. Do you need to do it to protect your home? Will it reduce other costs like energy use? Will it give you more room?
- Lifestyle. Will it enhance how you live? Will it fit in better with what you value such as serenity or health?
- Resale. Will you get a reasonable percent of your investment back if you sell the house?
Here is a list of three projects you might consider. Sensory Six would be more than happy to advise you on how we can help.
1. Outdoor Spaces. Decks and patios are very smart investments. They expand your living space and enhance your lifestyle. They are also considered by experts to be one of the best investments a homeowner can make – often providing 65 to 75% return on investment when you resell the house. Approaching your new deck or patio holistically with the landscape is important to getting the most out of your investment.
2. New Driveway. Driveways clearly fall into the pragmatic and resale categories. For example, a paver driveway is available in a variety of styles and can last up to 40 years with no maintenance. If you’re looking to sell in the future, pavers increase the value and curb appeal of your home for a quicker sale. Again, Sensory Six recommends looking at your driveway as an integrated part of your home; it is the first thing you and your guests see when they enter your living space.
3. New Windows. We have a passion for the right windows because they bring beauty, nature and light into your home, contributing to good health and serenity – both hallmarks of a Sensory Six design-build. They are also one of the best investments you can make for your house in terms of energy savings and resale. In addition to having windows that are correctly installed by a professional and well-insulated around the window frame, it is important to look at location and how they work with design elements inside and outside your home.