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Renovations with a Large Budget

by Steven Leonard 11/24/2019

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Even higher-end homes need renovation after so many years. Fashions go out of style and things get worn out. If money is not an object and the sky is the limit, you can do beautiful things with a remodel. However, if you are remodeling because you are ready to sell your home, it’s better to keep colors neutral and update carpets and flooring with easy to clean materials that will match several styles and colors. It is easier to sell a home when people can picture their personal items in the house, and they match with the current updated color scheme.

Full Kitchen Update

If it’s been some time since you updated the kitchen, start your remodel project there. Both bamboo flooring and natural stone are popular products that will last and that clean easily. Choose neutral colors if you are selling your home or go bold with your favorite colors if you are updating everything for yourself.

Update the appliances to energy-saving appliances. For a larger kitchen or a kitchen that you will be enlarging, consider a French door fridge with a double freezer drawer and a gas stove with six or eight burners and a double oven. If you must go with electric, consider a stovetop and purchase a double oven that is built into the wall. Add an island that also functions as a bar.

When looking at new cabinets, you might consider upper cabinets that go all the way up to the ceiling. However, keep in mind that the top shelves are harder to reach, especially for people who aren't vertically gifted. Light-colored woods, such as maple, are in and dark-colored woods are out. For the bottom cabinets, choose a set with drawers. Some manufacturers are making cabinets without drawers, which leads to a ton of wasted space and no place to store smaller items. While they may look great, they aren’t the best use of space.

Full Bathroom Update

If your bathrooms are small and cramped, consider enlarging them. Use adjoining closet space or add on to the house so that you can redesign the layout for the bedrooms and bathrooms. If you’re adding on, consider combining two small bedrooms into one large bedroom, den or office space with its own bathroom.

Choose natural stone tiles for the showers. They last for a long time, and if you choose neutral colors or even browns, they’ll match many color schemes and stay in fashion longer. Update the toilets to water-saving, high-pressure flush toilets. Update the vanities to something decorative instead of the typical square vanity with a single sink and cabinet, especially if you are enlarging your bathroom.

Consider adding a stand-alone shower in the master bathroom and adding a jetted tub. Large 5-foot showers with two or even three shower heads are popular. When you choose flooring, go with a natural stone tile that will withstand the humidity better. Add an exhaust fan with heat built into the fan. These are perfect for the winter months when the bathrooms always feel cooler than the rest of the house.

About the Author
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Steven Leonard

Experienced Realtor, Steven Leonard, currently serves buyers and sellers located in and around Austin, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Canyon Lake, San Antonio and Houston, Texas. For 11 years, Steven has held client satisfaction as his highest priority and works hard to make the entire buying and selling experience as productive and enjoyable as possible. Clients working with Steven never fail to appreciate his confidence, professional integrity, and fierce efficiency. 

Steven’s extensive experience and knowledge allow him to handle a wide range of clients and situations. Whether his clients are looking for a home for the very first or they're seasoned investors; Steven works tirelessly to accommodate their needs and exceed their expectations. Being a Texas native, Steven is incredibly well-versed in the area's housing market and always manages to find his clients those hidden gems that other agents tend to overlook. 

Steven values all of his clients and strives to build strong, lasting relationships with them that go far beyond business. Being a father himself, Steven understands how much families put on the line when they invest in a home. That's why he works closely with them every step of the way, making the otherwise overwhelming process completely stress-free. Steven is truly passionate about what he does and loves finding the best home for his clients and their families. 

In his free time, Steven enjoys golfing, spending time with his family, and working with Upbring, an organization dedicated to helping foster children and breaking the cycle of child abuse. To learn more about Steven's real estate services, please don't hesitate to give him a call today. 713-907-0922 or [email protected]

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