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Increase the Value of Your Home

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You may be well on your way to achieving your new year’s resolutions, but what about resolutions for your home? Have you been putting off those remodeling projects for so long you forgot what you were even planning on doing? Here are some ideas that will help your house feel more like a home and also increase its value.

  1. Kitchen Remodel. Of course, you can easily spend thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars on a new kitchen, and perhaps this is something you’ve been wanting to do. However, be careful not to install a kitchen that outshines the rest of the house. Get the biggest bang for your buck by simply updating the paint color.

2017 trends are seeing bolder, more dramatic, colors in the whole house, including the kitchen. Also consider replacing old, worn out appliances with energy efficient ones. This attribute is definitely a plus, especially for potential buyers.

  1. Add a new Bathroom. According to HGTV, investing in an additional bathroom in your home can recoup you 80-130% when you’re ready to sell. It sounds like a great idea, right, but first you need to figure out where to put it. A half-bath requires at least 18 square feet of space and you’ll need at least 35 sq. ft. of space for a full bath.

What you do with that bathroom next is up to you. Prices vary greatly depending upon what kinds of fixtures and accessories you plan on using. The choices these days are virtually limitless. As far as overall style, vintage is in, but is it ever really out? Freestanding roll-top baths and classic brass fittings are hot items right now. If you’re on a budget, you can sometimes find them from salvage yards, restoration specialists or auctions.

If you want to try something completely different, play with a Mediterranean-inspired design. Think Spain, Portugal or Morocco and create a stunning room with hand-painted terra cotta and modern metallics.

  1. Repurpose a Space. Do you have a basement that’s been sitting empty and unfinished for years or perhaps an attic room or third bedroom that’s just become something of a hoarder’s nightmare? Then now’s the time to think of how you can best transform that space into something beautiful, livable and ultimately sellable.

A basement remodel can cost you an average of $64,000, according to Remodeling Magazine. However, imagine having your own in-house wet bar, gym, game/movie room. You might never want to leave the house. An attic or other unused room can be easily made into a craft room, office, yoga room or kids play room.

  1. Energy Efficiency. If you’d rather invest your dollars in ways to improve the value of the house without messing with the aesthetics, consider installing energy-efficient windows and insulation. You can save up to $2,500 each year, and the investment can be minimal. Extra insulation to your attic will only run you around $200 (depending on the size of your home), but will save you some serious green.

If you’re looking, not just to transform your current space, but build a new one, please call us at 210-494-5400 to set up a free consultation. If you wish to be added to our private email list for our newsletter, please sign up here.


Say Hello to Moore Supply of San Antonio


Moore Supply Company is a top distributor of premium plumbing products, such as faucets and fixtures for your bathroom and kitchen needs. They are the supplier that we trust and send our customers to. We recently had a conversation with San Antonio’s showroom manager, David Hevner, and this is what he had to say:

David: “Plumbing hardware is our staple. We always say, ‘from the pipe in the slab to the faucets that you see and everything in between.’ We try to maximize the budget the homeowner gets from their builder so that they get what they want.”

For some, the idea of going to a showroom filled with literally 3,000 different types of faucets might seem a little overwhelming, which is why at Moore Supply they take our budget and then, using a simple computer program, identify your particular style. Based on that information, they show you a modest number of options within that scope, so that you’re in and out within an hour and a half. Dave and his highly-trained staff walk you through things like whether your master shower should have a rainhead spray, body spray or a handheld spray.

David: “We make the selection process very, very easy. People want to touch and feel their faucets because it’s something they use so regularly. We have working faucets and showers in the showroom as well as five working tubs with different options from air to whirlpool to newer designs such as a driftbath and hydrotherapy bath.”

These last two are pretty neat products. The driftbath, as David describes it, makes you feel like you’re laying in a stream. The water moves by you like a current and is extremely relaxing. The hydrotherapy bath creates micro bubbles that is an exciting remedy for people who suffer from eczema or even those who experience dry skin during the winter months.

David also had some nice things to say about us. We are honored to consider him a friend, after so many years of working together to help offer our customers the best quality and service, down to the pipes, as David might say.

David: “Stone Creek really leaves the design options to the homeowners so they build them what they want. With other builders it’s a struggle sometimes between the homeowner and the builder. Stone Creek is completely professional and gives customers real world budgets. It’s very rare that we have to go back and say they’re out of budget. That’s huge for us!”

Visiting David and his stellar staff at Moore Supply is just one perk on the road to a luxury custom-built home by Stone Creek Custom Homes. If you’d like to set up a consultation, please give us a call at 210-494-5400. If you’re interested in being added to our private email list to receive our newsletter, please sign up here.