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Home Projects That Pay Off

There are many reasons that homeowners decide to renovate or remodel their homes. Sometimes a homeowner wants to personalize a space and put their own stamp on it. A remodel can also be in response to new living situations, such as an added family member or multi-generational households. The result can boost your home’s value or speed up the sales process if you decide to put it on the market. Here are some home projects that pay off, yielding the highest return for the money and significantly impacting sales.

Adding Space and Light

Most buyers want more space for their money. Upgrades that increase the physical square footage or make the home feel more spacious can add value and make a big impact.

Home addition – Whether it’s a single room or an entire second floor with a master suite, building a home addition is a considerable undertaking that requires an experienced contractor. With careful planning, a home addition can give you a space that fits your specific needs and adds resale value to your home.

Opening up the floor plan – Even though it may not add actual square footage to the home, opening up sightlines gives the illusion of more space. Today’s buyers prefer open floor plans that encompass the kitchen, dining, and living areas.

Let in the light – Adding windows is another way to magnify the existing space without increasing the home’s footprint. Flooding your room with natural sunlight will transform your interior and impress buyers.

Refresh and Update

Kitchen and bathroom remodels are among the most popular types of home renovations in the U.S. Not only do these projects make family life more pleasant, but these are the types of home projects that pay off by adding value to the home.

Kitchen update/remodel – The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where the cooking, communicating, gathering, studying, and countless other activities take place. Sometimes a “facelift” and some new appliances are enough to bring a kitchen up to par. If your kitchen needs a complete overhaul, consult with a specialist who can maximize your budget and give you the space of your dreams.

Bathroom update/remodel – Gone are the days when an entire family of four would share one toilet and tub. Today’s buyer demands an abundance of bathrooms and spa-quality upgrades in the master suite. Updating, expanding, or adding a new bathroom could be the deciding factor on how quickly a home will sell.

Create Outdoor Living Space

Living space is not limited to the inside of the house. Investing in your outdoor space brings enjoyment and value to the home.
Deck – A professionally-built deck made with high-quality materials can increase the value of your home and often covers the cost of the construction.

Outdoor Kitchen – In Houston’s climate, outdoor cooking and entertaining is a treasured pastime. The sky’s the limit when it comes to outdoor kitchen designs. Most basic buildouts incorporate a grill, counter space, a sink, and storage. From there, you can add a smoker, pizza oven, bar counter, beer keg, or any number of exciting upgrades.


Whether it’s finishing out a garage or attic, remodeling existing space, or building a new addition, Big State Construction can help. One of our team professionals will come to your home and assess your needs and wants. We examine your lifestyle and your project goals, then suggest ideas on the best path forward to meet those goals.

We are a Houston based, fully insured renovation and construction company dedicated to rebuilding our city. Our team has over 15 years of experience performing renovations, new home builds, and commercial construction in the Gulf-Coast Region.

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