The Values of Home Improvements

One of the biggest obsessions amongst homeowners concerns value. Watching your home value bounce around at the whims of a changing housing market can be a nerve-wracking experience and it’s not uncommon to want more control over that process.

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The good news is, while you can’t control the housing market, you can at least increase the value of your home. A recent National Association of Realtors (NAR) survey found that improving your home can make it easier to move on the market and can also raise the price that you can confidently ask for it.

A document prepared by the NAR, the 2019 Remodeling Impact Report, reviewed 20 home improvements and collected information from homeowners that have attempted them. The survey, conducted in preparation of the report, found that 74% of homeowners were more inclined to keep their homes after the improvements.

Naturally, some improvements have a greater return on investment, with kitchen renovations receiving the highest score possible. Some 93% of homeowners expressed a greater desire to be home since completing the project and 95% said it added to the enjoyment of being at home. Another pair of projects that received top marks in the survey were closet upgrades. Whether it is adding more closets or expanding upon existing spaces, closet upgrades fix many of the minor frustrations homeowners experience on a regular basis and create more joyful spaces with more capacity.

As the results of this report show, improving your home can make a significant impact on both your home value and your own personal satisfaction. So whether its a kitchen or closet upgrade or even just a simple repaint of the interior, it’s worth considering a few renovations for your space.

Noah Construction & Builders is a fully licensed and family-owned construction company with over 35 years of experience working in construction. Specializing in large-scale residential construction and renovation, we have just the expertise you need to make your dreams a reality. If you have any questions about renovating your space, give us a call at (631) 750-2837. We look forward to helping you!

Six Signs You Need to Fix Your Roof

Often overlooked, at least in comparison to other house repairs and maintenance, roofs are one of the most critical components of your home. While they are designed to last for a long time, they do require maintenance and an eventual replacement as the building ages. Additionally, having periodic inspections of your roof performed by a contractor can help you identify problems early and avoid costly repairs down the line. Let’s take a look at some common issues.

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How to Talk About Your Style with Home Professionals

Are you preparing to build your dream home? If so, you likely have a visualization of your dream home in your head. However, the hard part of building your dream home is getting this visualization to translate to home building professionals. For tips on how to talk about your style with home professionals, just keep reading this blog post.

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Should You Remodel or Rebuild Your House?

If you are considering a major upgrade or remodel to your home, another option may be to tear the house down and rebuild. It may sound extreme, but there are serious financial issues to consider when homes reach a certain age. Noah Construction & Builders wants you to be informed about your choices, so let’s consider the issues of remodel versus rebuild.

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Tackle Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling the Smart Way

When remodeling your kitchen and bathroom, there are some key aspects that you must be aware of. It may be tempting to knock down walls yourself and throw in a lot of new cabinets, as you may see on television. You must know what aspects to invest in and which to not. It is also important to plan well to decide what you can afford and what designs will work together. There are tips and tricks that you must be aware of before diving into any remodeling project.

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Noah Knows: Costs of Home Renovations

Square Foot Pricing is just a Ball Park

A question I get often is how much do you charge per Sq Ft. Being in this Business for over 30 years I can tell you Sq Ft prices are only ballpark numbers to start with. For example, if you apply the Sq Ft principle to let’s say buying a car, you could have a Honda Civic and a Ferrari, now they are both very close in size or (Sq Ft) but one’s $30k while the other is $400k. Why? Because the Ferrari is all custom and higher-end finishes. The same goes for homes, you can have a basic 1000 Sq Ft dormer plain no gables, low budget materials, all carpeting, no recessed lighting and pay a lower price. Or you can upgrade that same dormer and add 2 additional baths, large gables, arch top windows, Portico, upgraded siding and roofing, oak floors throughout. So each job needs to be broken down individually to meet the client’s needs and budget. We can give you a ballpark Sq Ft price over the phone, but in order to really give you the right price we need to see the home, discuss your needs, and tailor your home to meet your criteria. Remember every family and home is different. With this being said I wrote out a simple plan to help clients budget for their next home renovation using a Sq Ft method.

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