While traditional advice still has a basis in good sense, it may not be the right advice for you. When choosing a room to remodel, take a good look around your home. Then take the following into consideration:
1. Functionality: The rooms in your home should be functional. If you have a particular area that has lost its ability to work for you and your family, that may be a good starting point. For example, if you moved into a home with a single bathroom but you're family has grown, you may want to consider renovating that bath or adding a new one.
2. Looks: Is there one room in your house that you avoid at all costs? Perhaps it's that ugly spare room. Maybe it's the worn-out basement covered in dated paneling. Your home should be the place you feel most at east. If there is a room that you can barely stand to enter, renovate it before any other.
3. Value: Let's say that all of your rooms are still fairly functional and there are none that make you cringe when you enter them. Think about home value. Studies have shown that new kitchens and bathrooms will provide the most value to your home should you decide to sell in the future. If there is no room in your home screaming for a re-do, the kitchen or bathroom is a good starting point.
There is no right or wrong way to choose which room to renovate. If you are considering selling your Decatur, Georgia home, reach out to the experts at Dottie & Kate. We will be happy to conduct a walkthrough of your home and help you decide where you can get the most bang for your renovation buck.