6 Major Renovation Ideas To Completely Upgrade And Add Value To Your Home

Nov 8th 2021

6 Major Renovation Ideas To Completely Upgrade And Add Value To Your Home

Many potential sellers who have outgrown their homes or are desiring a new neighborhood have been unable to put their homes on the market due to the uncertainty of finding another home, furthering the gap in available housing.If your home is not in a covetable area and is slower to sell, the chance you'll have a home to move into once it does sell is likewise fairly low. 

This is causing a good deal of insecurity, and also creating an opportunity to "fall back in love" with your current home via remodel. Here are some popular ways to make your home the one of your dreams, for right now. And when it comes time to sell, you will have made updates that matter to homebuyers.

Open Floor Plan

This is the Moby Dick of "quick" remodels, and involves removing a wall, possibly a vent stack, adding a beam (or leaving columns), and a lot of Pinterest pins on islands. Same idea in a bathroom, either with or without glass enclosures. Without doors to open and close and no walls to hinder traffic, people can move through space unhindered. And without walls, it's possible to talk to one another across rooms.

Quartz or Granite Countertops

Make a huge impact on your kitchen. Granite or Quartz is best. Marble in the kitchen is for those who like the look of "antiqued" marble pretty quickly (scuffs/marks/stains), so tread carefully and know what you are getting into, or you'll want to pull out your hair in a year.

Bathroom Tile, Vanities & Bathtub

Picture how a new tile shower enclosure and vanity will transform your space. Don't take baths much in that combo alcove? Take it out, make a beautiful shower tiled from floor to ceiling. Replace that old bathtub with a sleek and modern freestanding tub!


If you have wood floors already, work with what you have, but update the look with a new stain. As far as resale value, hardwoods knock it out of the park, but laminate, tile and even vinyl has it's place. According to Forbes, "Kitchens will give you one of the biggest returns on your investment, says Aaron Bowman, a realtor in Connecticut. Start by replacing old appliances with new, and make sure all appliances match if possible. You can reface or replace outdated cabinets, as well as revive old flooring with newer tile or vinyl options."

Wrought Iron or Wood Exterior Door

Massive curb appeal you get to enjoy for a few years! According to Realtor Donna Leibow of The Leibow Team at Keller Williams Central in Richardson stresses, “curb appeal is the most important factor that draws attention to a house.” That includes the landscape and the home’s exterior. Wrought iron doors comes in a variety of styles and can instantly add curb appeal while adding value to your home. Iron is exceedingly strong and will never go out of style!

A new iron door, mahogany door, new french patio doors with the teeny blinds inside so you don't have to yell at the puppy to not jump on on the blinds every few seconds.

Kitchen Cabinets

These kitchen cabinets are recommended for homeowners looking for highly specific measurements, designs and finishing. These cabinets are designed to meet exact specifications, thus creating a kitchen that matches your personality, space and even budgetary requirements. Unfinished, Semi-custom, and custom cabinets is what you will need to decide on.

Keep these tips in mind when considering cabinetry:

Request fully adjustable door hardware that allows the installer to adjust doors so the gap between them is uniform. Also ask for recessed bottoms or a valence to hide under-cabinet light fixtures.

You don’t have to invest in luxury cabinets to get high-quality features. Moderately priced, semi-custom cabinets offer many organization solutions like spice organizers and pull-out pantries.

What are you going to do with that dead space in the far back corner of your cabinets? You might not even know this space exists—sometimes the blind corner is closed off completely. A pie-corner base cabinet pulls out and utilizes the space; and an old-fashioned Lazy Susan spins and brings stored items within reach.

Surplus Building Materials offers a variety of semi-custom finishes including Glazed Natural Brown, Gray, White and Espresso Dark colors. We also offer beautiful poplar unfinished cabinets as well!

Hardware. Don’t forget about hardware.