When it comes to home renovations, the money that you put in cannot always be recouped when it comes time to sell. Most people want to get the best value for their dollar when doing home renovations and there are some important things to keep in mind. Before you decide on a remodel, consider the cost versus the value, and decide if the remodel you want to do is a worthy investment. Ultimately, you want to improve your home and then when it comes time to sell, you can command a higher price. The following remodel ideas may help you add some value to your home. Read more
A beautiful sunroom can elevate even the most modest home. These rooms let in tons of natural light. Whether you’re thinking of enclosing an existing porch or building off your front entryway, a sunroom brings a lot of light into the home.
Sunrooms come in a few different varieties, including three-season sunrooms, four-season sunrooms and solariums. Three-season sunrooms are not well-insulated and cannot be used in the coldest months of the year.
Four-season sunrooms are well-insulated and are functional rooms throughout the winter. They’re more expensive than three-season varieties, but you’ll get more use out of them.
A solarium is a type of sunroom made entirely of glass. Because of the thermal technology to keep the room insulated, solariums tend to be more expensive than a four-season room. However, they can double as greenhouses for flowers that require full sunlight.
Adding a second story onto your current home is a huge step. If it works, it could nearly double your home’s square footage, turning your one-story into a two-story home. You could add on a bathroom and an extra bedroom in the new space or build out your dream master bedroom.
A second-floor addition is expensive, costing $100 – $300 per square foot. A second-floor addition is the perfect way to build up, not out. This could help if your property lines are tight.
Since a second-story addition is a complex process with a high margin for error, make sure you hire an experienced contractor. Check their references on similar projects, fully vetting them before hiring them.
At Embark Project Services we pride ourselves on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. Embark is a residential renovation and custom new home general contractor with a plumbing and electrical division. We have over 44 years of knowledge and experienced combined as state and licensed master plumbers. We also hold a stat master gas fitter and backflow testing license. We understand the investments our customers make and are honored by the trust they place in us.
Some home improvement projects pay off more than others when it comes time to sell. For homeowners considering putting their houses on the market in the next year or so, here are several jobs to tackle — and some budget alternatives — that can help attract buyers and boost your home’s value without overspending. Read more
If you are looking for an easy way to increase living space in your home without adding a room on, you may want to consider converting your attic. While you won’t have to deal with major zoning restrictions, there are still some building codes as well as some others concerns that you may have to deal. Read more
With summer finally upon us, many homeowners are taking advantage of the warmer weather to make improvements around their homes. With so many potential projects to tackle, however, it can be difficult at times to know which ones are the right ones to go ahead and schedule, and which ones are best left until later. No matter what kind of home improvement project you are in the market for, you want to be sure that the finished project is something that is going to both improve the function of your home, and add to its value at the same time. Some projects, however, don’t quite bring the same level of value to your home that others do, so how are you to know which home improvement project is the one to tackle for your home this summer? In an effort to help you with that decision, our team of professionals have taken the time to put together this short list highlighting several of the more value-rich remodeling projects that you can undertake this summer, that just might help you give your home that additional function and boost in value that you’ve been searching for. Read more
Once the forgotten space of every house, the kingdom of the water heater, and the furnace, basements are coming alive as a useful, even luxurious part of your home. New materials and modern design mean that the bottom of the stairs can lead to much more than a laundry room and a few storage bins. Read more
Deciding to renovate a home or buy a new one comes with many factors for consideration. Homeowners may dream of living in a larger, brand new home, but may be unaware of the unforeseen costs of building. Likewise, homeowners can embark upon a remodel job and get caught by unexpected building code requirements that over-extend the budget. Making a decision to either remodel or build-new requires thorough planning and research.
Many home improvement projects involve work inside climate-controlled houses. In this case, you’re usually not so dependent upon the weather. Still, you might find scheduling wintertime work can help you finish your project faster and in some cases, for less money. Read more