5 Home Renovations That Stand the Test of Time

When it comes to home renovations, you can’t simply go with a trending remodel project!

Your home is a long-term investment, after all. And to make sure it retains value in a decades’ time, you’ll want to incorporate features that would add to the overall appeal of the property, rather than take away from it.

To know what those changes are, D.W. Inc. has some options you can choose from!

1. Quartz Countertops

While soapstone and granite might’ve been the most popular options for countertops pre 2010, quartz is the superstar of the new decade. Highly durable, heat and stain-resistant, scratch resistant, anti-bacterial and available in a variety of colors and styles, quartz is the best choice if you want a good (read: affordable) kitchen counter for a busy home.

2. Tile Backsplash

Why change the kitchen cabinets when you can simply upgrade the backsplash? A beautiful backsplash for a 10×10 ft. kitchen costs about $950, and that’s including materials and labor. In contrast, semi-custom cabinets are priced at over $100 per a liner foot. Calculating the total sum, replacing your cabinets can cost you $3500. And that’s not even considering the long-term care and maintenance costs we’ll have to factor in over time.

3. Bigger Windows

Better indoor temperature, clearer light, brighter ambiance—just making your windows bigger can make a world of difference for your home’s interior design. Especially in kitchens, living rooms, family areas and more, homeowners are now moving away from the simplistic style of design, and are adding more contemporary modern features to utilize light as much as possible.

4. Crown Moldings

Crown moldings are an easy upgrade if you’re ever looking to remodel your home on a budget. Not only does crown molding add to the style of your home, it’s basically a permanent fixture that doesn’t need much maintenance or upkeep to begin with.

5. Better Insulation

Feel that draft? Might want to have it addressed!

If you’re thinking of selling your property in the years to come, having the insulation redone or touched up will take care of that loose end, and will affect your energy bills in the long run as well. So, it’s a win-win.

Interested in Home Renovation?

D.W. Inc. is a leading home renovation and commercial construction firm in Ottawa, Ontario. For any remodeling and designs, you can count on our services for long lasting results!

Get in touch with us and let us know about any remodeling projects. We’d be happy to help!