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The kids are back to school, and your Attleboro home is returning to a state of organization. Now that you can see surfaces again, you're wondering if its time for some updating. Is this a good time to take on a project? You bet! The cost of some materials have gone down, and contractors are eager to compete for your business. In this market, you want to be sure every project is worth the cost, and adds value to your home rather than possibly detracting.
So where do you begin? If the project requires a contractor, check on websites that offer real consumer ratings, ask friends and neighbors with homes in the Foxborough, Attleboro or Sharon area for recommendations, and interview multiple professionals. After you've narrowed it down a bit, you can even run an easy background check with a site like contractorcheck.com.
Do your homework when it comes to what rooms and items could be the most profitable to update. Bathroom and kitchen remodels always score points with prospective home buyers, as well as minor updating throughout the home from light fixtures, cabinet hardware, or siding replacement. According to a report by CNN Money, smaller projects throughout prove to be more beneficial than a complete overhaul of one room. Remember to stay neutral with your color palette, and avoid taste-specific updates.
When purchasing the materials, you're faced with the decision to purchase online and take advantage of large selections as well as as savings, or buy locally in the Attleboro area. Buying locally will allow you to see the materials first hand, as well as guarantee that you have the items when you need them. Should you run short of materials, you can always swing by and get more in a timely manner, which you cannot do if you order online. If you are ahead of schedule and know exactly what you need, buying online may be your best bet! If this is your first project or you feel uncertain, you might want to stay local.
For more information on home renovations, or general real estate questions, please contact me today!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.