Home remodeling isn’t cheap, and you want to use your remodeling budget wisely. But how do you decide between functional fixes (like window replacement) and design upgrades (like those hardwood floors you’ve been eyeing)? Most Connecticut home owners want to see their remodeling dollars at work: an updated kitchen, crown moldings, frameless shower doors, or rain showerheads in the bathroom. These features are certainly more “showy” than a new roof or replacement windows.

However, as HGTV.com points out, not all remodeling is created equal. Often, it’s not the cosmetic upgrades that will make or break a home sale. If a home inspection reveals that your windows are ten years past due, you can bet most buyers will be wary.

Ideally, you won’t have to choose between replacement windows and new cabinets in the kitchen. However, if your funds are limited, we recommend that you focus your dollars first on home maintenance basics, which tend to maintain or increase resale value.

To get started, contact local home professionals who offer free home inspections or consultations to see whether the following are in good condition:

  • Windows & doors
  • Home systems (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc.)
  • Roof Appliances (kitchen, water heater, etc.)
  • Overall structure and foundation

Gather quotes and get an idea of where to focus your remodeling cash. If these home basics are in good shape, then you can turn your attention to a kitchen or master-bathroom overhaul in good conscience. These upgrades will be like icing on a very reliable cake.

For the best in home windows and doors, contact our team at Clinton Glass by calling (860) 664-3711. We’ll come to your home, do a consultation, and help you determine whether window replacement or new door installation is necessary. We can even provide you with a free quote. Contact us today to get one step closer to upgrading your house and increasing your home’s value.