4 Types of Home Renovations That Are Worth the Investment

Feb 15, 2021

Detail Renovations

Renovation Real Talk


Your home is an asset that has the potential to gain value, but only if you take care of it and make improvements. Investing in custom home renovations not only allows you to enjoy your space more while you live in it, but it can also boost the appraisal value of your home in the future. Whether it’s a cosmetic upgrade or a structural repair, these types of home renovations are worth the time and money.


1. Upgraded Plumbing

It might not be the most glamorous job, but upgrading the plumbing in your older home will pay dividends in the future, especially if you are already planning to do a renovation. While you have the walls open, have your contractor assess your pipes, joints, and other plumbing elements to check for leaks and other issues. 

If you encounter any problems, have them fixed during the renovation process to save yourself a potentially larger cost in the future. You might also get the benefits of cleaner water, better water pressure, and peace of mind that the pipes that lie hidden in your home will not suddenly create a major problem.


2. Introduction of Natural Light

If you have gloomy spaces in your home, open them up with larger windows or sliding doors. It’s well known that natural light plays a role in physical and mental health. The more daylight you can bring into the spaces where you spend the most time, the better. 

We took advantage of a kitchen gut renovation in Whitestone to open up the space and make access to the garden more convenient. In addition to replacing the single solid door with a double sliding door, we also shifted the layout of the cabinetry, lightened up the colors, and carefully chose the materials to make the entire room feel more light and airy. The kitchen is now a more inviting gathering space and also more appealing to potential future buyers. 


3. Updated Bathrooms

You might not think about functional spaces in your home very often, but after they have been upgraded, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. Whether it’s creating a spa-like experience or simply modernizing the space, a bathroom makeover is usually worth the expense.

In this Brooklyn home renovation, we updated all of the bathrooms to better accommodate the client’s lifestyle. We converted the master bathroom into an en suite with a tub to create a private oasis. We doubled the size of one powder room to create a full bath for guests, and we revamped a second powder room with sophisticated wallpaper to reflect the owner’s unique style. 


4. Renovations That Match Your Lifestyle

One of the greatest advantages of doing custom home renovations is that you have the freedom to create the spaces that match your lifestyle. Of course, this might change over time, so the house you bought 20 years ago may no longer be the right fit. As families expand and contract, updating your home to meet your needs is a worthwhile investment.

This Brooklyn family invested in a home renovation after all of the kids had moved out. They no longer needed to raise a family, but they had to accommodate visiting guests and family members. A brand-new kitchen makes it easy to cook and host at the same time. Other features, such as an updated bathroom in the basement and hidden areas to conceal clutter, make it easier to entertain in style.  


Custom Home Renovations in New York

If you’re ready to upgrade your spaces, Detail Renovations is here to help. We start by listening to your needs and then work closely with you to bring your vision to life. Whether you want to do a gut renovation, update your kitchen, or invest in a better home office, contact us to learn more about how we can work together.

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