Update Your Home

Updating your master bedroom, kitchen, or etc. can not only create a personal retreat you look forward to coming home to each day, it can add value to your home. Taking on this type of project can be daunting, but Mak Roofing & Construction Remodels’ experts can help.

You may be remodeling your master bedroom to suit your needs, or you may be planning to sell your house and want to make it more appealing to prospective buyers. A master bedroom with a fresh look not only feels good, it can give you a return on your investment (ROI) between 40-80% (in comparison, high-ROI projects like kitchen and bathroom remodels come in about 85%).

Expanded closets and larger master bathrooms are the top features homeowners want in their new bedroom suite, experts say. Glamor baths are still popular, although some homeowners are replacing large, deep bathtubs with roomy tiled showers, often with dual shower heads or a custom spray system.

Aging In Place

Whether you’re getting your home ready for the market or looking to stay there for years, it’s becoming more common for remodeling projects to include features that will accommodate aging residents who may need wheelchairs or walkers. Clients over age 50 are thinking about the future, and if they want to stay in their homes as they get older, they make modifications as necessary; that means installing barrier-free showers, wide doors and making the structure Americans with Disabilities Act compliant in case the homeowner becomes disabled. If you want to stay in your two-story home as you get older, you may consider creating a new master bedroom suite downstairs, out of a dining room or guest room, she says, or adding a chair lift or elevator, if space allows.

Adding Space

Once you’ve decided what features you want in your remodeled master bedroom suite, you’ll need to determine how to build it. You can add space to your master bedroom by ripping out interior walls, adding onto your home’s footprint, or even adding a story above your home. If you have the yard space and your local zoning laws and covenants allow, you can simply add the space onto your home with a bump out by knocking down an exterior wall and expanding onto your lot. You or your contractor will need to check with deed restrictions or zoning regulations in your neighborhood, to ensure your project will comply with rules for setback and lot coverage.

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