Your home is one of the most significant assets you can ever own. There are many ways you can increase the value of your home. That’s not to say that they are all created equal, though – some home improvement techniques offer a better overall return on investment than others.
All first-time homeowners get caught up thinking that their new home will offer unlimited amounts of storage – but that’s not always the case. Many quickly find all of their stuff takes up a lot more space than they thought.
Look at What Others in Your Neighborhood are Doing
Look around your area. What do the more expensive listed homes have in upgrades that your home does not? That is going to be your best reference. If you’re ever planning to sell your home, you can consider the other homes in your area as your competition. Look around your area and see what kinds of upgrades are popular. For example, upgrading an outdoor pool may not be the best option if you live in the cold north. But something like an indoor sauna could be perfect! You need to add on things to your home that fit the needs and wants of your area. Don’t go too far with your home improvements, though.
In our opinion, the best remodels are the ones you can’t even see. They will ideally blend in perfectly with the rest of your home. You want interested buyers to walk in and think, “wow, they did an incredible job caring for this home over the years” – that means you did a perfect job upgrading.
Quality is Your #1 Concern with Home Remodeling
Quality matters more than anything, especially quantity when considering home improvements. It would be an absolute waste of your time to spend all of this money on materials and invest so much time to end up with work that looks rushed or shoddy. That won’t give you any return on your investment. Considering how much a home costs, we feel that it’s well worth it to spend that extra little bit, take the time to ensure things are done perfectly. You don’t have to do every home improvement project that you can think of as soon as it comes to mind. You can prioritize and push them out as you need. Even contract a team of professionals to handle all the planning and work for you.
Do You Plan to Sell Someday or Stay in This Home Forever?
The amount of immediate work your home needs partially depends on how long you plan to stay there yourself. If you’re on a more short-term time frame, you may want to get the more impactful work done first. On the other hand, if you’re going to be in there for a while, don’t be afraid to do upgrades to make the home feel more comfortable for you.
If you’ve always planned to move away once the kids leave home and your oldest is looking to fly the coop in the next few years – it may be time to start prioritizing your upgrade projects, looking for those with universal appeal, and that will help your home sell.
If you’ve just now had kids and you plan to raise them in your current home, you’ve got a lot more time to plan things out. You have years to do careful upgrades and boost the value of your home year over year.
Upgrade for Everyone
We all love styling to our tastes; the only issue is that not everyone will like the same things you do. When doing upgrades, you need to keep the average person in mind. Most people are looking for easy-to-use storage space and comfort from their homes.
With the recent push to work from home for many Americans, many people are looking for home offices and open floor plans to promote more relaxed, healthy lifestyles. These days having a “smart” capable house is a huge plus. Modern technology requires plenty of wall plugs, ethernet plugs, and more.
Look into Renting or Buying Your Shipping Container for That Extra Storage Space You Need
If you’re running out of room as you pack up and move things around your home, you aren’t alone! It’s a frustrating and lengthy process for everyone involved. However, shipping containers are incredibly versatile – they can be used for everything from extra storage to a room or workshop. They’re durable, affordable, simple to transport, and are even weatherproof.
Shipping Containers for Storage During Home Improvement Projects
Dealing with all of the supplies and debris generated from a home improvement project can be a nightmare for anyone. At Carolina Containers, the best solution we have found for home improvement projects is using a shipping container to store all of your materials. It can get dangerous if you have building materials like screws and wood all over, a hazard for younger children. It’s best to have one central place to store and collect all of this.
Say you’re replacing all of the old withering wood panel siding on your home with excellent new vinyl siding – partially for the appearance and partly for the extreme ease of maintenance. If you’re doing this type of work yourself, you need somewhere to secure your new siding before installing it. Unless you have a dumpster on-site, you’ll also need somewhere to dispose of your old siding, and the shipping container is great for that.
Even for less intensive jobs like changing out all of your fans & light fixtures – you want somewhere secure; you can keep all of this stuff until you get to it. Disorganization leads to losing things, which is not what you want.
Shipping Containers Feature Incredible Portability
Consider using a shipping container if you are moving and need somewhere to put stuff as you clear it out of your home. The great thing with these is that thanks to their fantastic portability, you can pack all of your stuff away then have the container transported to your new home, keeping all of your property secure along the way.
Contact Carolina Containers today to talk about all of your storage needs, and we’ll set you up with a shipping container to help you meet your needs. Call 919-562-9187 and see what we can do for you.