Most Popular Home Improvement Projects for Summer 2012
Summer is always a busy time for RAM Construction, as we are constantly getting requests to help people improve on their homes. From window installations to new deck construction, we’ve done it all in the summer months, and thought we’d give you a few ideas on how it would be best to improve your home this summer based on our experience of the most popular summer home improvement projects, in addition to the best projects for the warm and dry New England summer weather.
Adding or replacing a deck in to your yard is a great way to add a fun, summer entertainment living space while also adding value to your property. The return on your investment is more than 85%, according to Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report. This is a simple, relatively low-cost way to help increase the value of your home, while providing a great summer BBQ space for your next sunny weekend.
Real estate agents report that homes with beautiful lawns and landscaping have higher property values, according to the Professional Landcare Network. As the housing market continues it’s plateau, it’s more important than ever for consumers trying to sell their homes to maximize the value of their property.
New flooring or carpeting can have the impact of a major renovation project, without the hassle or cost. New flooring/carpeting has the best return on investment next to painting an area of your home. Flooring comes in five main categories: hardwood, laminate, tile, carpet and vinyl. Within these categories, there are subsets of finishes, styles, color families, material compositions and textures, with their own characteristics and suitability for various uses.
Once you decide which flooring option is the best for you, professional installation and finish has a relatively quick turnaround time.
A fresh coat of paint to a room in the need of a face lift is one of the most popular home improvement projects. While it appears a simple project, there are steps to follow for preparing walls if you decide not to invest in a painting professional; picking the right brushes and rollers, and learning how to use them; plus understanding the tricks for the actual painting.
If you are looking to improve your home a bit, the summer months are a perfect time to invest the time and money before the kids go back to school and schedules become tight with the quick-approaching holidays. Contact Massachusetts construction specialist RAM Construction today for a quote on your home improvement project, and to get started now!
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