How to Tackle Home Improvement in a New Home

Sean Deminski, Realtor®
Sean Deminski, Realtor®
Published on July 23, 2018

It would be fantastic to buy a new home that’s already pre-decorated and designed according to your exact specifications. If you’re patient enough, and you get support from the right realty advisors, there’s a good chance that you’ll find a property that’s very close to perfection for you and your family. However, there’s still a good chance that you’ll need to tackle a few home-improvement jobs before you have the house of your dreams. While buying a house in a beautiful neighborhood like Downingtown or West Chester will give you the foundations for a wonderful home, it’s important to have a strategy in place for how you’re going to add the finishing touches to your new investment.

1.     Tackle Urgent Issues First

When you move into a new home, it’s tempting to let your imagination get the better of you. You might have dreams of building a conservatory or extension for the summer, but if winter is on the horizon and you know that you’ve got problems with your roof that need fixing pronto – it will be more important to tackle those first. The best home improvement plans generally start by making a list of priorities, starting with the most important things you need to do to keep your family safe and comfortable. Address the urgent issues first; then you can start looking at the things that will give your property more value in the long-term.

2.     Look at Where You Can Add Value

A great home is more than just an investment. However, since your property is one of the most expensive things you’ll ever buy, it makes sense to do whatever you can to get the most out of your money. When you’re done fixing any major problems, look at the home improvement projects you can consider to bring more value into your home. For instance, one particularly good area to focus on is how you can make the property more energy efficient. While arguments over the value of kitchen and bathroom improvements abound, there are instant advantages to an energy efficient home – including the ability to pay less on your monthly bills. Replace old windows with double or triple-glazed glass and consider switching out your heating system for something newer.

3.     Aim for Low Cost and High Reward

Finally, one of the best things you can do when you’re investing in home improvement projects for your new property is commit to things that won’t cost you much but will give a lot back in the long term. For instance, repainting your home both inside and out might not seem like a big deal at first glance. However, a fresh lick of paint can completely revive and revitalize a property. Ideally, to reduce the amount of work you need to do when you’re moving into your new home, it’s worth doing the messy work before you move in. Hold off on reaching out to the moving pros at Bellhops Pennsylvania, until you’ve finished ripping out old carpets and replacing wallpaper. It’ll save you a lot of headaches with moving furniture and cleaning up after yourself.

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