• Remodeling: Where to Start?

    by  • March 12, 2013 • Freelance Writing Samples, Kim Hughes/Real Estate • 0 Comments

    remodelingLast week, I discussed the difference between the cost of remodeling and the value it adds to your home. While there may have been a time when a remodeling project would pay for itself on sale, that is no longer the case. But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider remodeling. Many people are more than happy to invest in a remodeling project if it improves their quality of life.

    A quick assessment of your home will confirm what renovations would be best for you and your family. Perhaps you need more storage space or would really like new cabinets in the kitchen. The folks at TLC Home put together a list of the top ten ideas for renovations to consider.

    1. Kitchen
    2. Bathrooms
    3. Basement
    4. Landscaping
    5. Paint
    6. Add a Deck
    7. Add a Sunroom
    8. Curb Appeal
    9. Home Office
    10. Adding Space and More Light

    Their complete article can be read in full here. Forbes.com offers their take on the best and the worst remodeling projects in this article. Their suggestion is to focus on improvements to your home’s exterior, or simple and inexpensive fixes like a fresh coat of paint. They point out that the only thing likely to recoup your complete investment would be steel entry doors.

    Here are more resources for ideas about remodeling.


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.


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