Benfits of Remodeling

Remodeling your home can provide you and your family with many benefits.  You can make your house more “green” and energy efficient, increase the value by adding square footage, and reduce future maintenance costs with new construction technology.  Choosing to remodel your home can should be very exciting.  Think about it… already love your neighborhood and neighbors, the commute to work is short,  the landscaping is mature, your church is close by, the kids grew up in the house and you have fond memories that can’t be replaced.  Now you get to spruce up the house you already love.  Maybe you want a new kitchen with an island or you need add another family room in back of your house for entertaining.  Or maybe you want a more open floor plan and want to get rid of few walls.  The possibilities are endless.  You will be surprised at what new flooring, paint and light fixtures can do.

Many homeowners are overwhelmed by the choices and decisions involved in a home improvement project. That is where a good builder or general contractor can help.  You can hire an interior designer, but this can get expensive pretty quick.  Start by doing some research online.  Search for pictures of remodeled homes and see what kinds of color schemes you like.  Also talk to friends, family members or co-workers who have remodeled before.  Knowing what to expect during a home remodel is key. Even in the early planning stages there are many decisions that must be made. Working with professionals will make the home improvement project more enjoyable and reduce your stress. Carefully choosing your professional remodeling contractor will help to make your home improvement project as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

A remodeling project can make your home more comfortable and enjoyable. Improving the layout of your home can make your home more usable and accessible. Replacing windows and doors can often increase security and energy efficiency. Your home is an important part of your life. There is no reason to be uncomfortable in your home when remodeling can increase your enjoyment of the home.  Rhino Design Build has helped many family’s in San Antonio and surround areas fall back in love with their home.  Your home has always been there for you, so don’t neglect it.

Purchasing a home is the largest investment most people make and you want to protect your investment, right? Renovating or remodeling your home is a sure way to increase the value of your home and property. Whether you plan to sell the home, refinance your mortgage, or are just investing in your home for the future, a remodeling project is a good way to increase the value. Small improvement projects can easily increase the value of the home by thousands of dollars if done correctly.  I always advise clients to take a look at the amount of equity they have in their home and then compare it to what the cost of the new home remodel will cost.  If you are upside down, then you probably want to scale back on the remodeling or wait a couple years until you acquire more equity in the home.

Every home needs to be maintained and repaired in order to maintain its value. You don’t want to be that house on the block that brings down property values.  Home repair costs often increase significantly when maintenance is ignored for too long.  Repairing or remodeling parts of your home can reduce maintenance costs later.

Many older homes are not energy efficient. Single pane windows, old insulation that has settled below the rafters, no radiant barrier, or non energy efficient appliances or air conditioners are just some of the things that older homes don’t have compared to new homes of today.  Federal tax credits are a still available for certain home improvement upgrades.  Improvements in building materials often result in new products that are more efficient than products that were used several years ago. Newer materials are usually much more efficient than materials used in the past. Rising utility costs make remodeling and renovation projects more affordable than ever. Replacing windows and doors, repairing or replacing siding, and improving insulation can all yield substantial energy savings. Your home improvement project may cost less than you think when you consider the energy savings you will realize.

Rhino Design Build was just hired to renovate a home in the King William area.   The house is over 100 years old and will have all the new bells and whistles while maintaining the homes historic character and facade.  This is a perfect example of someone bought into a historic district and will now get to enjoy the energy efficiency of modern building materials.


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