Home Renovations

Just paint it white? Hot color trends for 2021

A few weeks ago, one of our sellers decided to freshen up the walls with a new coat of paint. White seemed like the easy answer to make the condo look as bright, large and open as possible. If you've ever had to choose "the perfect white," you probably know the decision is not as easy as it seems.  Some whites seem too cold, others too pink/blue/yellow, and if you're like me you start to feel like Goldilocks in her search for something "just right." After checking out numerous websites and blogs by people who know a lot more about paint colors than I do, and several trips to paint stores and then checking out the paint chips in the condo, we ended up going with "Swiss Coffee." It casts a warm tone and the transformation was amazing! You can check it out here: 324 E Main Street, Unit 215

This is one of the websites that was most helpful in choosing the perfect white color.  If you like looking at dreamy photos of different kinds of white including our choice of "Swiss Coffee", check it out.
Is color more your vibe? Check out the hot color pallet of 2021. My favorite on this list is Urbane Bronze because it looks great with aged brass accents and it feels very traditional Kentucky to me. Do you have a favorite?  

Renovate or Move? How to Decide

As needs change, homeowners frequently ponder, "Should I buy a new home, or stay put and renovate my current one?" 
Factors to consider when weighing your options:
  • Market Data:  Return on investment is usually top of mind for sellers.
  • Mortgage rates: Would your mortgage rate increase or decrease if you were to buy a new home?
  • Renovation scope: How much would you need to do to your home to achieve the look you're hoping for? How much would it cost?
  • Long-term goals: Are you in a location you're happy with for the long-term?
Researching current market value and hypothetical post renovation market value is a complementary service I offer. If this assistance could benefit you, give me a call.

High-ROI Renovation Projects in Louisville

Want to make sure the time and money you spend remodeling is worth it? Then choose your projects carefully. 

According to the Remodeling 2020 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com), here are the highest-ROI (Return on Investment) home renovation projects in Louisville:
  • Entrance Door Replacement (Steel) (111.2% costs recouped, $1,988 in resale value)
  • Manufactured Stone Veneer (105.1% costs recouped, $8,925 in resale value)
  • Minor Kitchen Remodel (Midrange) (88.7% costs recouped, $20,000 in resale value)
  • A new garage door (87.7% costs recouped, $3,225 in resale value)
  • Grand Entrance (Fiberglass) (86.1% costs recouped, $7,625 in resale value)

Keep in mind, all of these figures vary based on exact location, size and overall condition of the home. For the value in Louisville of additional renovations, such as window replacement, deck additions, bathroom renovations, and more, check out the final page of the Cost vs. Value Report ahttps://rem.ax/37fotb7.