From talking to prospective customers here in the Minneapolis area, we know that most want to invest in durable, high-quality improvements. The right projects are designed so that your family as well as you are able to enjoy these improvements for years to come. And of course, being money-conscious, you want your home remodeling dollars to pay off in terms of value if you sell your home.
Home improvements that last – such as wood flooring, new energy-efficient windows and upgrading the exterior of your home with maintenance-free siding – not only improve upon the appearance of your home and the functionality but many times these improvements add value to your home.
Great Home Improvement Ideas
Installing Wood Floors: Did you know that wall-t0-wall carpeting in a home is becoming a thing of the past. For a number of reasons, people are switching to hardwood floors. Nice hardwood flooring offers a timeless charm to your home’s interior and unlike carpet, it will not trap dirt and dust. Wood floors that are constructed from real wood and polished on a regular basis just may last longer than a hundred years.
If the surface of a wood floor starts to look rough or becomes dull, it is a simple matter of sanding down the surface and refinishing it. This gives the wood floor a whole new lease on life. If you are looking to make a long-term investment for your home that will last year’s avoid installing engineered wood flooring and/or laminate.
Replacing Your Windows: When you replace your old windows with energy-efficient models, you lower energy cost for heating and cooling your home. Choosing options like low-E glass will help block out those harmful UV rays that cause your furniture and carpets to fade. Those new windows can also give your home a new face lift.
Installing New Maintenance-Free Siding: Looking to put a new face on a tired old exterior that will last a lifetime: New maintenance-free durable siding like Craneboard insulated vinyl or fiber cement from The James Hardie Company will do just that.
New siding on a home is one of the home improvements we recommend if you’re looking for something that will last a long time. It will completely revamp the exterior of your home adding value along with curb appeal. Say good-bye to having to repaint your home every 5-7 years.
The fact that these lasting home improvements increase the total value of your home is only one of the benefits. You as well as your family will for years to come enjoy the enriched living environment.
For more information on ways that you can boost the appearance and comfort of your home, call Window Outfitters today. We are a licensed exterior home improvement contractors for Minnesota. In addition to the Twin Cities, we also work in Farmington and surrounding areas.