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Magnolia Home Xperts owner David Davis oers tips for homeowners to make the most of a home remodel, including aordable ways to improve the value of a home.
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WHY SHOULD A HOMEOWNER PURSUE A KITCHEN OR BATHROOM REMODEL? WHAT MAKES IT WORTH IT? It adds a lot of value. A typical kitchen remodel will add about 20% value to your home, and a bathroom remodel [will add] about 15% value for your home. So it’s denitely well worth it when you talk about remodeling. Most people’s homes are their biggest asset, their biggest investment. And you want to maintain your biggest investment, otherwise later on your biggest investment will not be your biggest investment; it’ll be your biggest nightmare. IF A HOMEOWNER COULD ONLY INVEST IN ONE HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND AND WHY? Roong is probably the most important
thing you can do to your house, by far, because if it’s old, your biggest investment is sitting underneath that roof. You want to protect your biggest investment by making sure to have a good roof. OTHER THAN A COMPLETE REMODEL, WHAT ARE SOME AFFORDABLE WAYS A HOMEOWNER CAN IMPROVE THE LOOK AND VALUE OF THEIR HOME? [One of] the most aordable ways to [improve their homes is to] maintain it themselves with the exterior when it comes to landscaping and [putting in] sweat equity. Painting is one of the most aordable things you can do to raise the value of your home. The biggest things you can do to your home to raise the value of [it] is maintaining and painting.
Ashley Moore, CEO of Moore House Interiors, based in Tomball, shares what to consider when pursuing interior design services. HOW SHOULD HOMEOWNERS PREP
good art and family pictures are always a must have ... and a really good candle. WHY SHOULD A HOMEOWNER PURSUE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER? We look at a house as a whole home. We’re not just breaking it up by rooms because we want the house to feel cohesive. ... Whether it’s a remodel or furniture with the remodel, we’re working with the architect, [and] we’re working with the contractors. We are like the middleman that helps [with] any problems that come up. We’re taking care of it. And it’s not for the homeowners to manage. We’re really there to be with them every step of the way.
FOR INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES? WHAT DO THEY NEED TO CONSIDER? Realistically, they need to know a budget. When you are furnishing a house … typically most homeowners do it piece by piece, so they don’t realize how much one room costs. Don’t base your budgets o what you see on HGTV because it’s false in every sense of the imagination. WHAT ARE SOME MUSTHAVE PIECES FOR A HOME? I think people really quickly forget about their window treatments and how it can make a space feel complete. It really just makes it feel complete and cozy. A lot of good textures within their pillows and
David Davis Owner, Magnolia Home Xperts 302 Melton St., Magnolia 281-789-7082 www.magnoliahomexperts.com
Ashley Moore CEO/lead designer, Moore House Interiors Based in Tomball
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