remodel-bathroomIs one of your goals for the New Year to make improvements to your home? If so, how do you decide what improvements to focus on? One of the biggest things to consider is how different improvements will affect the resale value of your home. Some improvements are worth more in resale value than others, but there are two rooms that repeatedly show up on lists of best home improvements in terms of value: bathrooms and kitchens. Remodeling an outdated kitchen or bathroom can go a long way in enticing homebuyers. And since kitchens and bathrooms have some features in common such as cabinets and counters, it may be a good idea to have both rooms renovated at the same time.

Small remodeling improvements make a big difference

You don’t have to completely gut your bathroom or kitchen and start over. There are plenty of improvements you can make that are relatively simple. Removing wall paper, a fresh coat of paint and color scheme, and new light fixtures are all cosmetic changes that can be done easily. If you want to make more significant changes, consider new floors and countertops. Tile floor and granite countertops are common for kitchens and bathrooms. These changes can improve the look of the room and give it a more modern style.

Custom cabinetry will maximize kitchen space

If your current bathroom or kitchen cabinets are outdated or in bad shape, consider having new custom cabinets installed. Custom cabinets are built to fit the space available so that every inch can be used for storage. Cabinetry is a major focal point in both kitchens and bathrooms, and you want them to be attractive and functional.

Green remodeling has benefits

Installing energy efficient appliances in your kitchen can improve resale value. Home buyers are interested in efficient appliances because they are money savers as well as their environmental benefits. In the bathroom conserving water is a priority, with toilets and showerheads that use the least amount of water possible. In the kitchen energy-efficient ranges, microwaves, refrigerators, and dishwashers can all contribute to resale value. And even if you’re not planning on selling anytime soon, you can take advantage of the energy and water conservation these fixtures provide.

Improve your kitchen and bathroom with Distinctive Designs

If you are thinking about kitchen and bathroom remodeling in Greensboro, Distinctive Designs can offer solutions that are stylish and functional. We specialize in custom cabinetry and we are equipped to handle full renovations of kitchens and bathrooms. The Distinctive Designs Inc. team has years of experience with renovations and installations of cabinetry, appliances, and fixtures. We can also handle any necessary plumbing and electrical work that may come about due to rearranging of room layouts. If you’re ready to give your bathroom or kitchen a facelift and increase the value of your home, contact us or call 336- 886-4293 to set up a consultation.

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