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Front Page - Friday, May 20, 2016

Top five remodeling projects

Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga

Chris Mabee

May is National Home Remodeling Month, and building professionals all over the Chattanooga and North Georgia area are helping home owners determine which remodeling projects are the best fit for their families’ needs and the best value for their homes. Review these top five home remodels, and begin making plans for your next project:

Bathroom: Remodeling a bathroom can deliver a 65 percent return on investment with new fixtures, tile, toilet, vanity, and lighting. Additionally, low flow toilets consume less water and can decrease the monthly water bill.

Kitchen: A minor kitchen remodel yields a 75 percent return and can improve the look and utility of the space without costing a bundle. Consider replacing backsplashes, cabinet fronts, countertops, and flooring. Installing low-flow faucets and energy-efficient appliances can also reduce water and energy expenses in a heavily trafficked room.

Windows and doors: Updating windows can also return a solid portion of the investment (73 percent for wood frames and 71 percent for vinyl). New, energy-efficient doors and windows also reduce energy leakage from the home and can bring down heating and cooling bills.

Damage repair: Seize the misfortune of damaged property as an opportunity to customize and upgrade the home. If you’re already going to be inconvenienced with major home repairs, take that time to plan and incorporate home remodeling you might have put off in the past.

Whole home remodel: Repairs and replacements of old components and a desire for upgraded amenities are cited as the top two reasons customers hire a remodeler. Evaluate the use of the entire home to see if it fits your needs. Home owners are repurposing spaces to fit changing families and making more efficient use of their home’s square footage and equity.

To find a professional remodeler that can help you with your next project, contact the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga at (423) 624-9992 or info@hbagc.net.