Financially Remodel Your Bradenton Home Today

Financially Remodel Your Bradenton Home Today

You might have already bought your dream home except that the kitchen is beat up and in need of an upgrade. A remodel is needed but how are you going to pay for this renovation? We are here to let you know that you can financially remodel your Bradenton home without breaking the bank.

One of the most common ways to fund a renovation was to take out a home equity line of credit. Today, there are many options for homeowners to look over that want to remodel their home. If you know the answers to the following questions, it can help you decide which option is best for you when you look to remodel your Bradenton home.

 

How much money do you need?

Have a firm bid in hand if you’re hiring a contractor, then add 10% on top of that for any surprises that may come up. If you’re thinking of doing the work yourself, try to make a list of materials, quantities and costs. Don’t forget to include permit fees and equipment rental fees. Add 20% to 30% just to be safe!

How much money can you get?

Your income and credit ratings are huge factors when lenders decide how much money they will give you. Lenders often use the LTV (loan-to-value) ratio, which is a percentage of the appraisal value of your home to find out what your loan amount will be. Your debt-to-income and LTV ratio determines your monthly payment and how much you’ll be able to borrow.

How long do you plan to take to pay off the loan?

Your monthly payment will be lower if you have a longer loan term, but your interest will be higher. If you think you can afford the high monthly payment then a 15 year loan will be able to save you money in the long run.

While this can be an overwhelming process, a trusted loan officer can make sure you choose the right option.

When you are ready to remodel your Bradenton home, be sure to contact Mr. Build Inc. for a free estimate and proposal!

 

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Bradenton Home Design That You Will Love

Bradenton Home Design That You Will Love

Here are some of the most popular  Bradenton home design pictures that have been saved to Pinterest boards hundred of times through Zillow Digs.

Cooking with cream

This cream kitchen features an amazing Carrara marble backsplash.

Bradenton Home Design

Beautiful contrast

Modern furniture can be offset with industrial elements such as exposed brick.

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Dramatic dining

This square wood table makes the room stand out!

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Custom flourishes

Exposed beams and marble countertops makes this kitchen look classy and spacious.

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Perfect serenity

This cottage bedroom will keep you in bed forever with it’s beautiful view.

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Are you looking to take your Bradenton home design to the next level? At Mr. Build Inc. we can make your vision a reality. With specialties in window replacement and kitchen upgrading, we can take your house and turn it upside down with new upgrades. Make the most of your home while you live there and contact Mr. Build Inc. today to see just how affordable a Bradenton home design can truly be.

Want more information and tips on your home remodel? Be sure to check out our previous blogs right here and stay up to date with all things Mr. Build Inc!

Top Bradenton Home Remodels To Avoid For High ROI

Top Bradenton Home Energy Saving Tips

Bradenton Window Replacement: When To Replace Them

Top 6 Bradenton Bathroom Remodel Projects

Improve Your Bradenton Home Remodel on a Budget

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Top Bradenton Home Remodels To Avoid For High ROI

Top Bradenton Home Remodels To Avoid For High ROI

Typically our blogs consist of the best Bradenton home remodels, but with every good remodel comes a few bad ones. Here are a few remodeling ideas that could decrease the value of your home and which you may want to avoid.

The first is the idea of removing a bedroom, even if it will provide room for a larger bedroom or living area. The higher the number of bedrooms, the higher the selling price. Because of this, removing a bedroom decreases a home’s value.

When comparing properties in a neighborhood, the number of bedrooms is an important consideration. Apparently, the average home bought last year was a single family, 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,875 sq ft home. Some buyers won’t even consider homes with less than three bedrooms or less than two bathrooms.

In the past, large master bedrooms that resembled luxury hotel rooms were a very desirable feature, but nowadays, homeowners tend to favor smaller bedrooms. The only exception to this rule would be for a family taking in a relative who would like privacy. It is more likely to find homeowners who wish to create two bedrooms out of one large room, rather than create one large room from two bedrooms. However, if you have several rooms (at least five or six), removing a bedroom won’t have a huge financial impact on your home’s value.

Other Bradenton home remodels that could negatively impact the resale value of your property include removing closets, as people desire plenty of storage space. This change could make a home harder to sell. Another undesirable remodel is turning the garage into another room. Most people prefer to store their car in a garage. This room also provides valuable storage space. Wallpaper is yet another addition that can make a home harder to sell, since stripping wallpaper is such a frustrating and arduous task.

When you are looking for a home remodel done right, be sure to contact Mr. Build Inc. We are your local one stop shop for all things remodeling and are here to make your life, and your home, that much happier. Give us a call today and let us know how we can take your home to the next level!

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Top Bradenton Home Energy Saving Tips

Timing

Winter can be the perfect time to start home upgrades. The spring season is busier so you can avoid that by starting your project in the winter time. Also, the sooner you make improvements, the sooner you can reap the benefits.

Installation Process

Innovations in Bradenton home remodeling are making it easier to make year-round upgrades. Companies that do exterior remodeling such as Window World, use one-to-one door and window installation methods. This means that only one unit is replaced at a time and minimizes a home’s exposure during the replacement process.

Superior Products

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, almost 50% of a household’s yearly energy consumption goes to cooling and heating.

Today’s highly efficient window systems can save you energy and money. New technology such as SolarZone Low-E Glass, keeps your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. These glass packages include features like Argon gas, which has a high density and a low thermal conductivity, making it an ideal insulating agent.

An efficient enhancement that you should think about installing is insulated siding. They help you lower energy bills throughout the year by providing a thermal barrier between you and the outside elements. Also, the insulated backing minimizes the appearance of common dings and improves durability.

Finally, think about upgrading your entry doors. For example, Window World offers fiberglass doors that provide more insulation than wood. Fiberglass doors last longer and create an excellent barrier to the outdoor elements.

You don’t have to wait for the warm weather to roll around to improve your Bradenton home. Start now and enjoy the benefits during the cold and warm months!

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Bradenton Window Replacement: When To Replace Them

Bradenton Window Replacement: When To Replace Them

Part of being a homeowner is keeping an eye on energy savings and repairs. Having the right windows can make a huge difference in your home. For any Bradenton window replacement though, timing is key.

If your windows are more than a decade old, you need to make sure they are still working correctly. Signs to look for are: finding moisture on the inside of the window; worn locks; fading curtains; leaking of air or water; and frames that are rotting. If these kind of problems continue, higher gas and electric bills may be next. Replacing your old windows with new ones will decrease your energy bills.

If outside weather is causing problems inside your home, you’ve got a problem

Inefficient windows can leak, allowing water to come into your house, which is a leading cause of mold and mildew. If this is happening, it may be time to consider having your windows replaced.

Old windows often leak air, resulting in high energy bills during the summer and winter. Dual-pane, low-E glass windows offer substantial energy savings.

“If a window is showing signs of failure, our in-home consultation process will allow us to look at your current needs to determine if window replacement is suggested,” Bob Camire, head of sales training for Renewal by Andersen of Dayton, says. “Renewal by Andersen products feature Fibrex composite material that combines the strength and stability of wood with the low-maintenance features of vinyl.”

Many older homes still use their original windows built with single-pane glass. A common problem with older windows is that during winter months, they feel cold to the touch. They’re also known to develop frost on the inside, causing damage to your home.

Andersen introduced dual-pane glass in 1952, setting a new standard for energy efficiency in windows.

Another reason to replace windows involves safety

Worn-out locks and windows that are painted shut can present safety hazards to you and your loved ones, as well. 

Cone Mr. Build Inc. today and see just what our Bradenton Window Replacement can do for you and your home!

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Top 6 Bradenton Bathroom Remodel Projects

Top 6 Bradenton Bathroom Remodel Projects

The bathroom is the number one room to remodel with the kitchen following in the number two spot. Buyers really appreciate the upgrades in these two areas so the return on the owner’s investment is pretty good most of the time. HomeAdvisor recently showed what types of upgrades in the bathroom were in demand and how much they cost. If you are looking for a Bradenton Bathroom remodel, you may want to see what the cost may be first.

According to HomeAdvisor, requests for bathroom remodeling services have gone up 64% this past year. According to the Home Improvement Research Institute, these requests are made to replace run-down materials or to upgrade an outdated part of the bathroom.

Compared to what a kitchen makeover costs, new bathrooms are way more affordable! HomeAdvisor’s True Cost data shows that renovators are paying an average of $9,200 for a bathroom upgrade that’s done professionally. That’s less than half of what a kitchen remodel would cost you! And when it comes to a Bradenton bathroom remodel, we know that you and everyone who has the opportunity to stop by your new bathroom will love it that much more.

Here’s a look at the cost of six popular bathroom remodeling projects:

  1. Refacing cabinets: $6,676
  2. Installing cabinets: $4,633
  3. Installing a shower: $3,169
  4. Installing flooring: $2,969
  5. Installing a bathtub: $2,849
  6. Installing a bathtub/shower liner: $2,522

According to HomeAdvisor, 83% of people pay out of pocket for bathroom remodels and 17% turned to financing. Financing might not be the right choice for you, but if you’re dying to remodel your bathroom, it could be just what you’re looking for.

Contact Mr. Build Inc. today to see just how you can transform your Bradenton bathroom in to a masterpiece that you will be proud of for years to come. You may be looking at moving in the near future, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your bathroom right now!

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Improve Your Bradenton Home Remodel on a Budget

Improve Your Bradenton Home Remodel on a Budget

When you’re tight on cash but you still want to make your home shine, you have several options.

Here are 4 ways to make improvements to your Bradenton home remodel on a tight budget.

1. Kitchen Makeover

Many families spend the majority of their time in the kitchen.

Updating the kitchen doesn’t need to be expensive. Consider purchasing a replacement faucet set, changing cabinet door handles, and/or replacing older lighting fixtures with modern spotlights.

2. Make the Bathroom Sparkle Once Again

Minor changes to the bathroom can make a world of difference. Replace the toilet seat, and/or lay some pretty vinyl tiles over the discolored flooring.

3. Create an Additional Bedroom

Does your home have a den that could also be used as a guest bedroom? Most dens would qualify. Place a couch or futon that folds out to a full-size bed into the room, and you’re all set.

4. Professional Cleaning

Carpets wear down over time and need to be maintained. A professional carpet cleaning service is affordable and can help to refresh a carpet that is beginning to age. The cleaning process can also remove allergens and germs.

There are many small changes that can vastly improve your home. Buying new frames for your photos, placing a new rug in the kitchen, or setting up a standing lamp can help create a totally new look in your space. What changes would you like to make first to your Bradenton home remodel?

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Replacing Windows Offers More Than Cost Savings

Replacing Windows Offers More Than Cost Savings

Over half of your home’s heating and cooling energy is lost through its windows and doors, so replacing them with newer, more energy-efficient products can save you a lot of cash. Furthermore, new windows are offering more than just financial benefits, especially as the winter months pick up. When you are looking for home remodel ideas, replacing windows may be the best way to go.

Windows define a home’s architectural style. If you’re determined to add value and curb appeal to your home, start by replacing your windows. One of the first things potential homebuyers will consider is how old the windows are. If they’re old and need to be replaced, that’s a red flag.

Even if you aren’t worried about the resale value, it’s important to upgrade your windows when the old ones begin to give out. Telltale signs are condensation between the panes, ice buildup in the winter, wood rot, and drafty air leaks. These issues can lead to considerable energy loss.

When you do decide on replacing windows, avoid cheap and discounted products. Those upfront savings will end up costing you twice as much when your new windows need to be replaced a year later. Replacing your windows may not seem like the ideal thing to do right now, but trust us, these play a much bigger part in energy than you may think.

Contact Mr. Build Inc. today to see just how new window replacements can really take your home remodel to the next level. With new windows in your Bradenton home you can make the winter and summer months that much more enjoyable. Get ready for not only a new look, but a potential new energy bill as well once your new Bradenton windows are installed!

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30 Holiday Decor Ideas For Your Bradenton Home

30 Holiday Decor Ideas For Your Bradenton Home

With the holiday season already here, there is still time to transform your Bradenton home in to a holiday masterpiece for all of the family and friends. Here are 30 tips to make your mark on the holidays.

Twist on a Traditional Wreath

Try to make a homemade wreath with oranges. You’ll want to get a circular piece of florist’s foam, use a wooden florist’s pick to secure the oranges. Then you can tie it with a velvet ribbon!

Sparkly Ornament Display

For a simple centerpiece, try placing vintage ornaments on a cake stand.

Personalized Place Settings

Guests will love it if you have a buffet style dinner and wrap each dish in a sheet of parchment paper with a ribbon before stacking it.

Invite Greenery Inside

Drape some greenery in the doorways!

Garland with a Natural Touch

String some pinecones and hang them over your doorway.

An Understated Mantel

Try placing some white votives and dramatic white amaryllises on the mantel.

Monochromatic Color Palette

Decorate a small tree with decorations that share the same color scheme and place it on your side table.

Stylishly Suspend Ornaments

Make a whimsical chandelier by hanging old-fashioned ornaments.

Front Door Flair

Tie silver bells on the front door’s doorknob.

Frosting on the Door

Spray paint a wreath to create a winter wonderland.

Embellish a Wreath

Decorate a wreath with colorful ornaments.

Festive Flair for Stemware

For an extra bit of festivity, tie some ribbons around the stems of your wineglasses.

Mix and Match Centerpiece

Mix some oranges and some peppermint candy in a glass jar for a quick, fun centerpiece.

Wintery Mix

You can take advantage of a window ledge and decorate it by placing some pine boughs in a large base.

Modern Mobile Chandelier

To create a weightless chandelier, use wooden quilting hoops to create a mobile that floats.

Everything is Illuminated

Use twinkling topiaries to light up a room!

Showcase a Vintage Collection

Use vintage ornaments to make a curtain!

Creative Place Settings

Fill clear glass orbs with pine needles and trinkets to personalize your ornaments.

Update Outdoor Decor

Put some decorations around a post you might have in your front yard.

Wreath Filled with Wishes

Invite visitors to write a wish and slip the piece of paper on the wreath.

An Arrangement of Silver Bells

Add some silver bells to your dining room table to add some sparkle.

Casting the Perfect Glow

add tealights to frosted-glass vases to create a soft, flickering light.

Colorful Banister Display

tie ribbons of different lengths to ornaments and then tie them to a ribbon along a banister.

Light the Way

String fairy lights on a banister to create a heavenly stairway.

Decorative Photo Collage

Make a collage of your family’s holiday picture cards and clothespin them to a stick. Place it on the mantel and enjoy!

Light it Right

Add holiday lights to a mantel or sideboard!

Electrifying Wall Decor

Wrap a wire wreath frame with a string of lights to make an electrifying wreath.

Faux Fabulous

Place some glass jars full of holly or mistletoe on your table for decoration.

Lush and Natural Greenery

Lay some evergreen on the top of the banister for some greenery.

Fresh Tree Trimmings

If you don’t want to go through the fuss of hanging lights decorate with fresh fruit and flowers.

 

Add in any of these holiday twist to your Bradenton home and you will be sure to make all of your family and friends quite jealous.

 

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Bradenton Replacement Windows Increase Home Values

Bradenton Replacement Windows Increase Home Values

One of the most popular home improvement projects is adding new Bradenton replacement windows and doors. This is also one of the most recommended updates that realtors recommend to clients to sell their home faster.

The decision to update your doors is rarely on the top of your renovation list. However, your entry doors are a reflection of the overall status of your home. There’s only one chance to make a positive first impression, and your doors are the first thing guests and visitors see.

Old, weathered doors with outdated hardware subtract from your home’s curb appeal. This can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in resale value.

Your primary entrance doors are affected by seasonal weather and are used daily. Replacement doors are a great way to improve the look of your home and can be inexpensive. A new door can be constructed with many different styles of glass, hardware and panel designs to match your interior and exterior decor.

New doors also offer an added measure of security to your home. Multipoint locking systems are extremely popular because they are much more secure than a deadbolt.

New energy efficient windows are made from a variety of materials, from vinyl and fiberglass to wood and aluminum. Regardless of the style and material you choose, your new windows are customizable to suit your available frame space. There are many different window styles, including single and double hung, single and double sliders, three lite sliders and casement windows.

Lifetime warranties are just one of the many benefits of installing replacement windows in your home. Overall, installing any type of Bradenton replacement windows will surely increase your homes value. Not only will you have a higher ROI for your homes sale later on in life, but it is a win-win as you will enjoy the new found windows to save on heating and electric.

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