Every now and then I actually follow my own advice and in the case of renovation on my Charlottesville home I have done just that.
Clients often ask me about the impact that a renovation will have on their home's value. Often people are shocked to learn that renovations do not impact the price of their home dollar for dollar. You can't renovate your kitchen or add a home office and expect that your home will increase in value by the amount of the renovation.
The renovation that brings the most cost to value is new siding. While new vinyl siding will significantly increase the value of your home, adding hardiplank siding will have the best cost to value.
I am following my own advice and am in the process of installing hardiplank siding on my Charlottesville area home. At the same time I am having the windows and facia boards wrapped to make my older home as maintenance free as possible. The siding has now been added on the first side and I am very pleased with the appearance.