Top 10 Remodeling Ideas

New siding

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2013 Cost versus Value Report, new Fiber Cement Siding replacement gives homeowners a 79.8 percent return on the resale of their home. Curb appeal is an important factor for any home. This is especially true when you are looking to sell. Many times if a potential buyer does not like your home’s outward appearance, he will not even consider looking at it. For this reason, replacing your siding is a great way to make your house more appealing.

Considering resale value, the best siding to choose is the Fiber Cement Siding. Besides making your home look better, it also adds insulation and protection to your home. Damage from local wildlife and loss of heat are two vital issues that homeowners with damaged siding face. A home that is properly finished can create a comfortable living space without putting wear and tear on your heating and cooling equipment. When your siding is cracked or has splits in it, moisture and air have a direct route into your home. This results in drafts and faster deterioration of building materials within your walls.

The cracking that occurs in the siding panels as they age gives small creatures and insects a way to enter into your home. They are usually looking for a place to nest or trying to find food. If you do not correct these problems, you might as well get used to the scratching in the walls and the spiders in the closets. Why not go ahead and replace the front door as well. Replacing the front door with a steel door is another item on the list of the most profitable home improvements in terms of resale value. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2013, Cost versus Value Report a new steel door gives homeowners an 85.6 percent return on resale of the home.

Additional Bathroom|Bathroom Remodel

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2013 Cost versus Value Report, an additional bathroom gives homeowners a 58.3 percent return on the resale of their home. The kitchen used to be the homebuyer’s focal point, as many consider it the ‘heart of the home.’ While a kitchen remodel is always a great investment (75 percent recoup on resale), adding or updating a bathroom is a good home improvement to consider as well. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), even adding a half bathroom adds substantial value to your home.

A full bath can increase the value of your home by approximately 20 percent; and, a half bath, by as much as 10.5 percent. Take a $250,000 home value and add a full bath (20 Percent of home’s price) that home is potentially worth $40,000 more, for a resale value of $290,000. Of course, other aspects of your home will determine the actual amount of resale value an additional full bath adds to your home this is just an example. The cost of adding a bathroom varies, depending on the region the home is located in. According to Remodeling Magazine, those living on the West Coast will most likely pay more for a new bathroom than those on the East Coast will. If you have a tight budget and cannot afford to add a full bath, consider a half bath or just update your existing bathroom(s). New fixtures, flooring and a fresh coat of paint could add value and make your home show better.

Kitchen Remodel

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2013 Cost versus Value Report, a minor kitchen remodel gives homeowners a 75 percent return on the resale of their home whereas a major kitchen remodel gives homeowners approximately 60 percent back. Nearly any home improvement project that you do in your kitchen will add value to your home. If you have the room, add more cabinetry, an island or enlarge your pantry. If you do not have the room, consider adding on to your kitchen. You can add a breakfast nook, a pantry or an attached dining room. As an example, consider that according to a 2003 study that was conducted for the NAR, every 1,000 square feet added approximately 3.3 percent to a home’s value at that time. This percentage may not seem substantial until you add it to the value of a home.

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For example, an increase of 3.3 percent to a home valued at $250,000 adds another $8,250 to its value. You may want to consider replacing the flooring in your kitchen if it is vinyl because vinyl flooring tends to make rooms look dated. Consider replacing it with tile or laminate flooring instead. A new recessed kitchen sink, granite countertops, built-in oven, updated lighting and sink fixtures will add value to your home as well. Making sure that your appliances match is another important factor in the look of your kitchen.

A New Roof

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2013 Cost versus Value Report, a new roof gives homeowners a 56.7 percent return on the resale of their home. If your roof is unsightly, replacing the roof will add curb appeal to your home. Adding a new roof that is a different color from the other homes in your neighborhood could make it stand out. If you are trying to sell your home, this kind of home improvement is a good idea because no one wants to purchase a home knowing that the roof will need to be replaced immediately upon settling in. A new roof also indicates to buyers that your house is in good shape and it is safe to reside in. A leaking roof creates a breeding ground for mildew and mold, which may lead to a serious health issue for the residents.

Even the tiniest opening in your roof can allow disease carrying rodents and birds to enter your attic. Generally speaking, a poorly maintained roof gives potential buyers less confidence that the rest of your house is in good condition. There are certain kinds of roofs that can save you money. The roofing materials that are reflective are energy efficient in relation to heat, lowering electric bills and eliminating unnecessary wear and tear on your air conditioning equipment. Other roofs keep the heat in when it is cold outside. These roofs are equally friendly for your electric and gas bills. You may even be able to get a tax deduction for having an energy efficient roof installed. There are even impact resistant roofs that could save you as much as 10 percent on your homeowners insurance as well.

New Windows

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2013 Cost versus Value Report, new windows gives homeowners a 72 percent return on the resale of their home. Real estate professionals state that two of the most important factors for a quick, full-value sale, are nice siding and the windows. While personal taste and lifestyle dictate the decorating and layout within your home, the exterior finishes of your home are probably more neutral. By opting for attractive windows and siding that fit your neighborhood, you will draw attention from more potential buyers. New windows bring with them more than just beauty. The technological advancements used in windows today provide more insulation than their counterparts did. There are various frames to choose from.

These frames include wood, vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, as well as vinyl and aluminum clad. There are also various thermal performance ratings and glazing from which to choose. This means the price of the windows will vary greatly. However, purchasing new windows should save you money on your heating and electric bills. This home improvement should also make your home more comfortable because drafts will be contended with. Putting new windows in means you can eliminate the ritual of placing plastic over the leaky windows every winter, in an attempt to keep the cold air outside where it belongs. You will also eliminate the need to purchase insulated curtains for every room in the house, which can be costly as well.

Basement Remodeling

For a lot of people the basement is just a dark, unfinished part of the house for storage and utility purposes. It can be so much more. Remodeling the lowest level of your home can be a fun and rewarding experience that ultimately gets you an entirely new area in your home. It does not even have to be an expensive or difficult process. I t is never a bad time to learn how to do some basic home improvement.

Fully developing your home from top to bottom is the first way to maximize its value. A finished basement is attractive to a buyer and makes living in your home more enjoyable too. Even if the only purpose your lowest level serves is storage and utility, it can perform that function more efficiently and be more pleasant to use with some basic remodeling. Finished walls and floors and abundant light can make a normally bleak space much more inviting. Prominent Builders can provide with various basement remodeling options, like an Entertainment room, home theater, or just Play area for the kids.

One of the most popular uses of a basement is as an entertainment room. Even if it is a split level it naturally receives less light than other parts of the house, making it easy to darken further to maximize the experience of a big screen TV or projector. Some acoustic paneling can keep the fun contained and a wet bar adds some flash to your entertainment options. Basement Remodeling a windowless and cement floored floor into a party pad can be as gratifying as the end product.

Do-it-yourself renovations are easier than ever with home improvement stores competing for customers and the internet offering free and cheap how-to information. Professional handymen and contractors are happy to turn your basement into what you’ve always wanted it to be. Do not wait to make your remodeling dreams a reality. Turn that crude space into an extra apartment or that fun area you have always wanted.

We take great care to listen our customers about their basement remodeling goals and objectives, once we have clear understanding of that, and then move to next step of providing a conceptual drawing, we then make revision if any is needed. Once the conceptual drawing is approved, then the Blueprints and permits and approvals process starts.

Then we provide you detailed project plan, that includes line items that include all the details possible, remodeling with Prominent Builders is very involved process that makes sure that customer is happy with the results and the end product meets the customer’s basement remodeling goals.


According to Remodeling Magazine, by creating a bedroom in your attic, you can expect to recoup approximately 73 percent of its cost when you decide to sell your home. The reality is that nearly everyone can use another room in their home. Whether this space is used as a library, office, guest room or playroom is irrelevant, the added space offers every homeowner another selling point, increasing the value of the home. Consider a skylight in the added room to save on electricity and enjoy an evening sky. If the room is basically a skeleton, you have a clean slate and can most likely do whatever you want with it.

Create separate areas to be used for different projects. For example, a sewing area for the tailor in your family, an area for the artistic loved one to paint and a library for the bookworm. Turn your basement into a theatre room or a man cave. Theatre rooms offer a great place to spend time with the family watching your favorite movies and television shows. If the man of the house needs somewhere to relax and watch his favorite team win the playoffs, a man cave in the basement is the perfect place to be. You can create bedrooms and even a bathroom in the basement. The possibilities are endless and the best thing about a home improvement is that you get to enjoy it and increase the value of your home at the same time.