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How a General Contractor in Redmond Can Help You Increase Your Home’s Value
May 13, 2023 at 7:00 AM
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One of the best ways to increase your home’s value is by upgrading your property. If you decide to go big, a general contractor in Redmond can help you determine which upgrades will help you get the most return on investment (ROI) if you ever decide to sell your home.

This article will discuss top remodels and changes you can make to your home with the help of a general contractor to increase your home’s value.

1. Convert or build a home office

The number of people working from home has increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that buyers care about a home office. Creating a new space or dedicating an existing room to a home office is a good investment if you already work from home or want to market your home when you sell to people who telecommute.

You can convert a walk-in closet to a functioning office, build a backyard accessory dwelling unit (ADU), or extend it to make room for one. A general contractor in Redmond can help you with all these things.

2. Finish your basement

If you have an unfinished basement, you are missing out on potential living space for future buyers to enjoy. You could also even use it as an office or a space for entertaining. According to HomeAdvisor, finishing a basement between 400 to 1,500 square feet has a potential ROI of up to 75%.

Finishing a basement typically involves installing flooring, drywall, and paint.

3. Open up your floor plan

Buyers still want spacious homes where they can enjoy family time and entertain. You always have the option to knock out a wall to create a more spacious layout. The best ROI for this is knocking out a wall between the kitchen and dining room, the family room and the kitchen, or the family room and dining room.

Consider speaking with a general contractor to determine which layout gives you the most space and invites the most natural light. You’ll also want to ensure that making such a significant change won’t cause structural issues in your home.

4. Add a deck or patio

A common staple of a home’s backyard living area is a deck or patio. It’s a place to dine with friends and family, have a beverage, entertain, or just enjoy the sunshine. A backyard deck tends to add about $7,000 in resale value on average. This means you will likely be able to break even or see a positive ROI on this project.

5. Swap out your kitchen and bathroom fixtures

You don’t have to pay thousands of dollars to upgrade your home or make a big impact. New faucets, drawer knobs, and pulls can make a kitchen or bathroom look more cohesive. You can make these changes yourself or opt for help from a general contractor who has experience changing our fixtures to make your home sparkle.

Get in touch with Christiansen's Contracting Company for your remodel!

At Christiansen’s Contracting Company, we have years of experience helping homeowners throughout the Pacific Northwest both prepare and remodel their homes, so they can achieve their remodeling goals and increase their home’s value.

Whether you need help inspecting existing structures within your house prior to starting construction or tips on how to prepare your space specifically so everything is ready when construction begins—our experienced team is here ready and waiting! Contact us today and let us know how we can help get started on planning out an amazing renovation project together.

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