5 Renovations to Consider this Fall.


As we get closer to the end of summer, back to school and the fall weather, many people’s attention starts to turn to their fall home improvement projects. Now is the time to start planning because whether you are thinking about windows & doors to prep for the upcoming cold weather, a basement so the kids have a place to play when its snowing, or kitchen and bath renovations in time for the holidays it takes time to get the contractor, plan, permits, and materials all ready to go.  

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According to Remodeling Magazines 2013 Cost versus Value report, “For the first time in six years, the overall average cost-value ratio has improved, reaching 60.6%…Cost-recouped percentages were up for all 35 projects in the survey, a complete turnaround from the 2011–12 report, when percentages dropped in all but three projects, some precipitously.

The biggest gainers this year were mostly replacement projects, which have always outperformed discretionary remodeling projects, more so in recent years as the economic recession brought price to the forefront for homeowners making remodeling decisions.”

The report lists these as the top 5 renovations in the Boston area for recouping your investment in your home.

  1. Entry Door Replacement
  2. Minor Kitchen Renovation
  3. Garage Door Replacement
  4. Vinyl Siding
  5. Vinyl Windows

So as you start to plan your fall improvements consider whether these projects are on your list. Also take the time now to do your homework in order to hire a professional contractor, who is licenses, and insured and who can get your project done right. (For tips on Choosing a Contractor see our related article –Why Should You Hire A Licensed Contractor?)

And to read the full Cost v Value report for 2013 visit Remodeling Magazine.


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Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.