This time of year, many people are looking forward to receiving their tax refunds – and spending them! Have you been dreaming of installing a deck or patio in a Northport home? Are you looking for a Suffolk County contractor who can help make your vision for your bathroom a reality? Even if your anticipated tax refund will only stretch as far as some finishing work on your Suffolk County home, we hope you’ll consider Foley Contracting a resource you can call on.
Coming up with ways to spend those refund checks is never the problem. Taking a vacation, splurging on a shopping spree or paying off a student loan are all popular options.
“But what about your house?” The Washington Post asks. “It is, after all, the biggest investment most families make, and money spent improving it is generally borne out later in resale value. Just as important, most people spend more time in their house than anywhere else, and making sure it’s genuinely comfortable, and not just functional, can go a long way toward boosting your quality of life.”
In Remodeling as an investment: Getting the most for your money, the paper points out that, “It’s not one-size-fits-all.” There are a number of factors that can impact renovation costs, including the scope of the project and the materials you choose.
“If I were to say spend money on any one thing, it would be the kitchen — and the bathroom if you have extra money,” Jonathan Montgomery, an appraiser with the Real Estate Appraisal Group, told The Post. “But anything you can do to improve the look of the home, that’s where you spend the money.”
If you’re perfectly happy right where you are and have no plans to put your house up for sale, however, the experts say you might want to focus on home improvements that will make the time you spend at home even more enjoyable for your family.
Not sure which of your dream projects to put at the top of your list or how far your tax refund will stretch, call Northport NY contractor Tim Foley, who has extensive experience with home improvements as well as residential construction in Northport. Tim will listen to your hopes and your concerns and help you pick a project that will work for you and your budget.