One of the biggest misconceptions about home renovations is that they automatically add value to a home. Although there are some renovations that do, there are also some that do not. In fact, it is possible for a renovation to lead to a decrease in your home's value. If you are thinking of selling your home in the future, knowing which renovations could hurt your home's selling price is important. Here are just a few.
While flat roofs are easy to install and maintain, they are susceptible to water pooling. This is something that decreases the lifespan of these roofs, as water pools usually accelerate the rate at which the roof and its fasteners deteriorate. Add this to the fact that water accumulation on the roof increases the overall weight bearing down on the roof's structure, and you have a perfect recipe for a roof that needs constant repair.
Odds are you haven't given your sewer lines in your home much thought unless you've had a major problem. Relining reinforces the pipes and cleans them out, removing debris like pinching tree roots and sediment from water sources. Relining also makes your sewer stronger and less likely to burst or collapse in an emergency. It's best not to wait until you have plumbing issues to get your sewer relined, and luckily there are small and simple signs that can indicate to you that this needs to be done before you end up in a flood.
Going green and investing in a new asphalt shingle roof are not mutually exclusive. Whether you are going with asphalt due to cost, appearance, or HOA requirements on roofing materials, you can still make some decisions that help asphalt be an eco-friendly option. The following tips can help you with this goal.
Tip #1: Upgrade your underlayment
When it comes to installing a green roof with thin asphalt shingles, the underlayment plays an important role.
Renovating your kitchen to help give you extra storage space, or just to upgrade it to look a little more modern doesn't have to cost you a lot of money. There are some things you can do, some are even DIY projects you can do in a single day. See below for some of these kitchen renovations.
New countertops can change the entire look of your kitchen. If you have older countertops, or if your counters are damaged or broken, installing new countertops is a good update to make to your kitchen.