6 remodeling tips to add value to your home

6 remodeling tips to add value to your home

Are you are thinking about remodeling or updating your home?  Here are a few tips that you can use to add value to your home:

Add a fireplace:  Install an energy efficient fireplace to any room to add warmth and coziness. They are not only useful and add functionality to your home, but also create a great decorating space.

Install a bay window:  Beautify your space by installing a bay window. There are many ways you can use this feature. Create a place to enjoy breakfast by adding chairs and a side table. Add a bench and comfy pillows to create a great lounging area. Incorporate a bay window near your bed for a more enjoyable place to wake up to. Imagine starting your day with abundant natural light!

Upgrade your kitchen:  Give your kitchen a fresh coat of paint, install new countertops, upgrade your plumbing fixtures, replace old appliances with energy efficient ones or change out your backsplash with ceramic tiles.

Add a deck:  Everyone enjoys the outdoors. Add a deck for a quick and easy way to expand your home's living space. Add a bench and a chair, and you will have a new place to relax and entertain.

Replace your windows:  Replacing your dated windows with energy efficient windows is a great investment. Old windows not only let in the cold air but also allow warm air to enter, causing your heating and cooling bills to be higher than needed. Old windows are usually dull and faded, so replacing the windows also freshens up your curb appeal.

Update your entryway:  Your entry way is the first place people see when they visit. Update both the inside and out to be more welcoming. Improve your staircase if you have one. Paint the risers, consider new spindles, railings and newels. Freshen the landscaping around your entry by cutting back overgrown bushes. Declutter your walkway if need be and add some fun planters or flower beds with bright, vibrant flowers!

Founded in 1990 by Jeff Grundahl, JG Development, Inc., is a nationally recognized Design-Materials-Build firm. JG Development builds custom homes and completes remodeling, restoration and commercial projects with a focus on quality, craftsmanship, innovation and exemplary customer services.

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Christine Zeilenga

Subject: We need help

My husband and I have been in our Castaic home for almost 10 years, I am facing retirement, and we really need to improve our front yard and back yard. Is there anything you can do to help a couple who uses their house for
a great deal of entertainment and want to have it maintenance ready for a fixed income? Please help! We've done everything ourselves so far, and you'll probably say it looks like it. Would be glad to send pictures or especially host a visit.

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

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Hi Christine,

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