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Which Rooms Offer The Best Renovation Return On Investment

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Which Rooms Offer The Best Renovation ROI

ROI or return on investment with regards to home renovations means when a homeowner puts money into improving/updating a room what will be their potential increase in value.  With many home updates the amount of money put into the update does not necessarily mean an equal return in value.  So for example a homeowner pays $7000 to update a bathroom, that does not mean their home value automatically goes up $7000 all other things being equal.  In this article homeowners can learn about which room updates will give them the best return on investment.

What Does an Update/Renovation Involve?

A renovation basically means making updates, so the room is in good condition again.  That could be as simple as a fresh coat of paint on the walls and cabinets (if present) to a full strip everything out and replace with brand new items after taking the room down to the studs.  If a particular room has been recently updated but the paint is worn/dirty the homeowner can paint the room and call it a day.  On the other hand, if the fixtures are original to the home when built in the 1950s then a full renovation is more likely to be needed to make everything good again.  

Regardless of whether the fixtures work or not part of the reason for renovating a room is to bring it up to current standards.  That means modern light fixtures, modern cabinetry, modern plumbing fixtures and more as the room needs according to its intended purpose.  So for example updating a bathroom can mean tearing out old tub and tiles and adding new tub and tiles in addition to new...

Smart Home Technology in 2024

Smart Home Technology in 2024

Smart Home Technology in 2024

Smart home technology in 2024 can make home life much easier, more secure and more cost effective.  From smart security cameras, smart vacuums to smart thermostats many of these smart devices operate without the need for much homeowner input and take a home to the next level.  Buyers these days are looking for smart home features when shopping for a home and many new home construction builders add smart home features as part of the base package for their homes.  Check out what smart home features are a must have for homeowners in 2024.

Smart Home Control Panels

Many new construction homes are coming today with smart home control panels (also called hubs) installed into the home.  These smart control panels control security systems, HVAC systems, smart speakers, lighting and more all in one device and can be accessed anywhere the homeowner has access to internet and a smartphone.  These smart control hubs work with many of the home automation software AI assistant protocols like Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and more.

As these control hubs support a variety of software and apps that means it is easy to add on different brands that also support one of the common protocols and control them all in one central location.  Things like smart blinds/curtains that can be controlled via the hub means being able to let the sunlight in when needed or close them when no light is needed.  As more smart devices for home use come to market the existing hub should be able to control them all at one place.

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