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Add Value to your West Michigan Home Through Remodeling!
Nothing adds value to your Michigan home more quickly than updating or remodeling your kitchen or bathroom. These two rooms in your home receive daily use and usually suffer wear and tear sooner than any other room in your home, thus make sense to be the first choice in a home remodeling project. An update of fixtures, appliances, and accessories can make an immediate and dramatic difference in either your kitchen or bathroom. A complete remodel of your bathroom or kitchen can increase the value of your home immediately and significantly! In a down Grand Rapids and West Michigan real estate market, if you are trying to sell your home, you will sell it twice as fast and gain more profit with ether a bathroom remodel or a kitchen renovation! Whether you plan on selling your home or not, you can expect to receive an approximate 75% return on a complete kitchen or bathroom remodeling project.
If remodeling your kitchen is your next home remodeling project, replacing the cabinets is a great starting point. Beautiful kitchen cabinets are the focal point of a stunning kitchen design. You can choose a formal, casual or contemporary style. Our design team can assist you when making these design decisions Whatever suits your taste and sense of fashion, you can begin by choosing beautiful new kitchen cabinets; then add eye-catching fixtures, appliances and other accessories that will complement and accentuate your new kitchen design. After kitchen cabinets, other great ways to make a big impact on the total kitchen design are to consider adding hardwood floors, ceramic tile, stainless steel sinks, new wall colors, new granite countertops, backsplashes, creative lighting fixtures and much more! An island addition is also something that will “set off” your new kitchen.
To complete your kitchen remodeling project in style, you can add new furniture such as breakfast nook tables and chairs, paint or barstools Our Grand Rapids Michigan Kitchen Remodeling Contractors at Huffman Homes can help you make this kitchen transformation!!
Bathroom remodeling is another great way to update your Grand Rapids area home, which also increases the value of your home tremendously. Don’t minimize the importance of this room in your home and in your life. Important time is spent here as your days begin and end, and making this room a relaxing, enjoyable experience is well worth the time and money. Updating your bathroom will certainly bring pleasure not only to you and your family, but also to your guests.
Principal considerations to make your bathroom more efficient and more beautiful include; Cabinets, ceramic tile, counter tops, vanities, sinks, flooring, bathtubs, Jacuzzi tubs and showers. Tile work in a bathroom can really enhance the room and bathing area. Why not install a small flat screen TV to help relax while in the tub or to watch the news while preparing for your day? Our Grand Rapids bathroom remodeling contractors at Huffman Homes can handle all of this for you.
Other Potential Remodeling areas of your Home
Do you have an unused attic or dormer? Is it framed in or unfinished? This is an excellent way to add more square footage to your home and add value in an additional bedroom, home office and media or entertainment room. If you have an attic or dormer that you would like to remodel or finish, we can guide you through and manage this remodeling project for you. The same goes for an unfinished or remodeled basement. Basements can also add a lot of square footage and value to your home. Expect an approximate 65% return on your basement remodeling or finishing project!
Claim Your Home Remodeling Expenses on Your Taxes
When, or if, you sell your home, you might be charged capital gains taxes. However, according to IRS Publication 523, Selling Your Home, any major improvements or remodeling you do to your home such as kitchen remodeling or bath remodeling can be exempt from these taxes. This can also include items such as; Attic and dormer remodels, or additions including bedrooms, bathrooms, decks, garages, porches, finishing a basement including a bathroom and bedroom and more.
Any tax-acceptable improvements are identified by the IRS as those that add value to your home and prolong your home's useful life. It is wise to check with your accountant who knows IRS tax law to make sure any home remodeling project you do will be covered. Be sure to keep all receipts on any purchases you make for remodeling purposes.
Choosing the right Grand Rapids area Remodeling Company
A well-done renovation project will increase the value of your home and, just as important, it will increase the pleasure of the time you, your family, and friends spend there. If you’ve been thinking of updating your kitchen, bathroom, basement or any other part of your home, now is the time to explore your options to complete a great home improvement project.
Grand Rapids Remodeling Company, Huffman Homes unique design and build combination creates a superior alternative to the most common residential remodeling approach; traditional design, getting bids from separate companies and the remodeling procedures. With Huffman Homes, you have the design and build option built into one company, which results in a better flow in the remodeling process and lower prices. If you are undertaking a home remodeling project, why not do it right the first time. Not only will we remodel your home to your desired specifications, we will also offer a “design eye” when it comes to lighting, paint colors, cabinetry, flooring, finish hardware and every other aspect of the design process.