To Remodel or not To Remodel, That is the Question

Are you ready for a remodel?

Your home should make you and your family happy. Of course count your blessings, but… Do your windows rattle and leak in hot hair in summer and cold air in winter? Are you wishing for an updated bathroom? Would you like a face lift in the kitchen, such as new counter tops and back splash or new cabinets? If you have issues such as these, perhaps it is time to remodel… If this is the case, any home improvements you and your family desire that will make your home life more enjoyable are good.

You may be facing a transfer at work and a change of location, and you want your house to move quickly on the market. Are there leaky windows or plumbing that will turn off a buyer? Are there kitchen cabinet doors that don’t close all the way apparent to all potential buyers? Are there any other issues a buyer may notice to keep on looking after he sees your house? Again, perhaps it is time to remodel… If this is indeed the case, you need to do an analysis of remodeling costs versus return when selling. A common concern can be, “How Much Do Remodels Cost”.

Home Builders

CGM Home Builders College Station can help you with the remodel of your home, from conception to completion, with all phases of your project. Because we are pros, we may consider details many overlook, such as wet walls, drainage, electrical, and others. We encounter a whole variety of details on a regular basis.


If you are considering upgrades because you intend to sell in the near future, your upgrades have the sole measurement of cost of upgrade versus your return when you sell. Regarding a remodel, the National Association of Realtors puts out an annual Cost vs Value comparison of projects. Their 2014 report is available on this link, You will see which home improvement projects, across the board, are giving home owners a greater return on their investment when it comes time to sell and you will find out which projects stretch remodeling dollars the furthest.

As a general rule, kitchen and bathroom remodels are prime spots to work if you want to sell. A small change, like a backsplash and new lights, will go a long way. There is always a way to give freshness to your home. A certain place to make a difference is the walls, both inside and out. A fresh coat of paint makes a house a lot fresher, and on the outside, it helps make a great first impression.

It needs to be said, in contrast to the best return for investment is the WORST return for investment. If you are planning to sell, the worst investment to make is a pool. A pool easily runs $30-40k. In most cases, the pool only adds a $15k return on your investment.

College Station Remodeler

If you have any questions about home remodeling, call the pros at CGM Home Builders at (979) 764-6701, for the experience and creativity you need to get the most out of your home remodeling project. Need a remodel, we’ll be glad to help.