As a homeowner, you will not be able to avoid expenses - both big and small - when it comes to your house. Most of these costs will be related to repairs and upgrades of your living space, whether out of necessity, such as a broken air conditioning unit during the summer, or for aesthetic purposes, such as a remodeled kitchen or bathroom. Many of these major home improvement repairs and projects will be relatively expensive, so you should be sure to create a budget when planning one.
Here are a few home improvement projects that will need to be planned in advance:
- Adding a new roof: Having a roof with holes or other issues can be very costly down the road, so it is generally best to take care of any problems as they arise. But even the most well maintained roof will eventually give way to time and the elements and need to be replaced. The average roof replacement can run anywhere from $2,000 to $9,000 on a mid-sized home.
- Remodeling the kitchen: As with any home improvement project, the cost of a kitchen remodel will depend on how extensive it is. A total kitchen redesign will run you at least $20,000 in total costs. But consumer groups have noted that a remodeled kitchen is one of the top ways for a person to increase their home's value on the market.
- Replacing the siding: The good news about home siding is that it is very durable and can last you up to a few decades with regular upkeep. But when it does need to be replaced, you should expect it to cost you about $7,000. This is a solid long-term investment, however, and the money will likely be made back if and when you go to sell your home.
If you are in need of a Washington, D.C. contractor for your home improvement project, contact John C. Flood today!