Home Makeover and Flipping

Home Makeover and Remodeling Ideas

Remodeling Ideas

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Remodeling ideas are the benchmark for property improvements. When we set forth on establishing our home remodeling ideas we design ours so that they show off the properties full potential which builds the sweat equity we need to generate profit and investment return. Sometimes, simply painting a wall in a living room to going full blown kitchen remodel will create the remodel. Simple or elaborate, either way planning your remodel ideas will bring the transformation to its full potential.  Although remodel projects can involve simple wall patching or creating full openings to let in light and extend the size or use of a room, the scope of the project is as involved as you want to make it.

Any remodel idea gets its jump start from either the interior or exterior evaluation process. Seasonal remodels can also be as simple as dressing for a certain time of the year. Exterior yards and gardens can have seasonal plantings to hearken or celebrate the season. Any change to an exterior can help create a remodel especially when it can be seen from indoors. In our homes, staging the exterior with patio furniture, adding potted plant material or framing exterior windows helps support the entire remodel itself.

However, because we flip so much property, our projects can be more extensive and sometimes involve room additions to increase overall square footage. Since we typically makeover the entire home, our remodels involve thinking through the whole house and what it will look like after building all the sweat equity it takes to make a profit.

With our bathroom and kitchen remodels, we like to bring in as much light as we possible. We use as much white painted surfaces as we can in our design whether the kitchen needs it or not. If the cabinets are in good condition, we repaint them white. Wherever we can we add white bead board for back splashes and or wainscoting we do it. However, we still accent with colored walls and or dramatic granite counters to contrast the white.

Because we purchase older homes, most often replacing windows is number one in our home remodeling ideas. Replacing windows not only gives you a chance to make openings bigger and more modern creating more light; it also increases the value in one of the biggest ways possible for the property.

One of the finishing amenities in our remodels is that when we design our exteriors to coordinate with the entire home inside as well. With this in mind, we create a two or three tone color scheme on the interior to tie it all together. Accent walls made in the third color can and will reinforce a totally custom look and because a custom look always brings extended value to a home this final element will add the finishing touch to any remodel.

This post is written by Don Gilmartin. Don is CEO and founder of Fliptechs Inc. a division of Group One Partners, Inc. Don has over 20 years of hands on real estate, property management and construction experience and is well versed in flipping property


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