Home Improvement Projects for the New Year

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The New Year is almost here and there’s a lot to get done. Follow these home renovations tips from Realtor.com to make sure you make the smart investments and make the most of your investment.

Hardwood Flooring Beats Carpet
When it comes to the motivations of a typical homebuyer, hardwood floors are the way to go. So if you’re looking to make some major remodeling changes, consider increasing the value of your home by ditching the carpet. That’s especially true for common gathering areas of the home like living rooms and dining spaces. 


Garage Conversions Decrease Value

We know it can be tempting to utilize “wasted space” by turning your garage into an add-on bedroom. However, it’s cautioned to think twice before taking that next step. According to Realtor.com, many homebuyers like the idea of a garage only for the added storage space. Converting your garage into another room could ultimately decrease the value your property if you ever get to the point where you want to sell.

Pay Attention To Your Fireplace
A fireplace can be the centerpiece of a room, and during the winter months, it can certainly gather a crowd. A recommended home improvement project for the holidays is making sure your fireplace is in working order. According to industry statistics, a working and well-placed fireplace can add up to $12,000 of value to your home.

When It Comes To Repairs, Think Ahead
Just because a home improvement project may increase value, it doesn’t mean it’s the right fit for you. So think long and hard your plans for the future, particularly if you plan on keeping your home for more the next 15-20 years. So while fixing up the front door and walkway can add curb appeal, it’s always a safe bet to invest in the things that will make you happy now. It’s your home, so enjoy it!

If you’re looking to live in Allen, Texas, Normandy Homes has plenty of brand new single-family homes with hardwoods and fireplaces available. For more information about Normandy Homes in Allen and more new homes in Allen, TX, feel free to give us a call at 972.905.5001.