How to get the most value out of your summer renovation
Many homes look their best during the summer months—lawns are trimmed and green, glistening under the constant care of a sprinkler, windows are sparkling in the sunlight, yards and entrance ways are bursting with colour as flowers bloom and gardens grow tall.
If you’re looking to help your home reach its curb-appeal potential this summer, we have some value engineering tips that you may find useful.
What is Value Engineering?
In a nutshell, value engineering means focusing your renovation budget on areas of the home most likely to add curb-appeal and value. Read more about Value Engineering here.
1. Come on In
Your front entrance is one of the top value-enhancing spots to invest in. Whether you are looking for a decorative glass insert, sidelites and a transom, or a luxurious overhang, you really can’t go wrong investing in your entrance way. These are upgrades that are certain to catch the attention of guests and prospective buyers and increase curb appeal.
2. Enjoy the View
Street-facing windows are prime real estate for value engineers. Instead of doing a full-window replacement, it might make more sense to start by upgrading the windows that people are most likely to notice. Decorative options like grilles, elegant coloured brickmould, and custom window shapes and sizes give you tons of flexibility when it comes to designing your dream window. If you’re looking for a project that will truly make your home the envy of the neighbourhood, your front-facing windows are a great a place to start.
3. Budget for Better
It’s fun to dream about high-end upgrades for your home, but let’s face it, not every window and door requires the royal treatment. Value engineering is, after all, about getting the most value out of your renovation budget. Where decorative and pricier options may make sense for street-facing windows, functional vinyl windows can make an excellent fit for areas that are side facing or rear facing.
We hope these tips have inspired you to start planning your summer renovations. Value engineering is all about helping your home reach its full potential. Give your home the aesthetic face-lift you’ve been dreaming off, all while staying on budget. It’s the best of both worlds.