We now live in a world where words like remodel and home renovation are pretty standard lingo. Especially if you’re one to binge watch HGTV. Don’t worry, we won’t judge. We like that channel, too. But with those terms getting tossed around left and right, we thought it might be helpful if we took a deeper look, especially at the different home renovation types.

What many people don’t realize is there are all sorts of home renovation types. Each type brings a little something different to the table depending on your specific goals. So let’s take a look, shall we?

A look at the different home renovation types

Basic renovations

Basic renovations simply returns the function of the home to a safe and satisfactory place. These renovations include things like:

  • Sturdy roof
  • Dry basement
  • Reliable furnace
  • Functioning HVAC
  • Functioning plumbing
  • Walls in good condition

Of all the home renovation types, basic renovations don’t necessarily add value, per se. But they do ensure that you bring the home up to the standard level of the homes in your neighborhood so you’re able to receive a comparable price. They also uplevel the condition of your home to make it more appealing to buyers.

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Curb appeal renovations

In case you’re unfamiliar, curb appeal is the attractiveness of the home’s exterior as viewed from the street. These renovations include things like:

  • Landscaping
  • Fresh paint
  • Inviting front porch

Depending on the extent of the renovation, these can add value to your home. For instance, if you opt to extend a beautiful front porch onto the entrance of the home, there is value there.

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Home value boosting renovations

Chances are, boosting your home’s value comes to mind when you ponder a renovation. But some home renovation types boost your value more than others. The National Association of Realtors says that the following boost your value the most:

  • New siding
  • Kitchen renovations
  • New windows
  • Finished basements

So if upping home value is a priority, be sure to focus your efforts here.

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Personal preference

Unsurprisingly, of all the different home renovation types, personal preference tops the charts in the motivation department. Consumers say that transforming their home into a more desirable and functional space is what they’re after. These renovations can include all sorts of things like updating kitchen counters, remodeling bathrooms, even converting to an open floor plan. But with that, the following are popular features in a personal preference renovation:

  • Swimming pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Wine cellars
  • Hot tubs
  • Ponds
  • Basement game room

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