The home improvement industry has had excellent growth results in recent years. It includes the sale of building materials and appliances for remodeling, as well as the contractors and tradespeople who help homeowners with DIY projects. Consumers are increasingly looking to upgrade and improve their homes and make them more functional.
Renovating your home can add value and be a great way to improve its aesthetics, but it’s important that you take the time to plan out any changes carefully. You should also make sure that any renovations you do will not only be beneficial to you, but will also appeal to potential buyers when it comes time to sell your home.
Adding an extra bathroom, a deck, or even a fence can increase your home’s value and boost its curb appeal. However, it’s important that any additions or renovations you do are consistent with the rest of your home and fit within your neighborhood.
For example, if your neighborhood is full of charming Craftsman-style homes, then a modern, contemporary addition may not fit in well. The same goes for changing the color of your door or window shutters.
Before any work begins, you should always get a contract in writing from the contractor. It should include a timeline for when work will be completed, a payment schedule and as many specifics as possible, including types or brands of materials to be used. New York state law requires that any contract for home improvement work have the contractor’s name, address and MHIC license number preprinted on it.