Wow we have to say we were surprised when we checked out Remodeling Magazine’s Cost Vs. Value Report for 2018. Every year when the report is released, we study it to see which projects have the top recoup value in the Grand Rapids area and this year there are two curb appeal renovations that have a return above the initial investment amount! For as many years as we’ve been blogging about this report, we’ve never seen values at 100% or more.
The term “curb appeal” refers to the impression the exterior of you home presents to visitors or potential buyers. Some of the key features that are important in creating this initial impression include siding, roofing, driveways and walkways, front entries or porches, and landscaping. Today, we would like to focus on how you can improve specific aspects of your home’s exterior to make it more accessible for folks of all ages and ability. Keep in mind that this includes parents with young children just as much as an individual who requires assistance walking.
Every year when Remodeling Magazine releases its newest Cost Vs. Value Report we study it to see which projects have the top recoup value in the Grand Rapids area. This annual report compares how popular remodeling projects are retaining their value at re-sale throughout the country. The studies are broken down by geographic area and are based on professional remodelers completing the renovation.
Thompson Remodeling's Tips for Increasing Curb Appeal Ah yes, we all know what they say about first impressions and when it comes to your home, that first impression can be summed up in two words -- curb appeal. Improving your home’s exterior appearance has two great benefits: improving your pride of ownership and increasing your home’s value. Seasonally, it’s a good idea to take a look at the outside of your home to see how your curb appeal measures up.
The belief that people want to Love Where They Live is the central theme for why our firm exists. When I hear that phrase it's like hearing a musician play the most perfect cord on his guitar. When I just reread it I heard a harp this time. It's just right on - you and I want to love where we live - and it may mean something entirely different for you and for me, but it's the same dream.