Ted Daniels and his team delivered a superior remodeling experience in every aspect of our project. We knew remodeling the kitchen, master bathroom, laundry room, and refinishing the other three bathrooms all at the same time would be complicated. The DD&R folks developed a great design, worked with us to incorporate our ideas, produced a schedule that was reasonable, and then stuck to it.  We couldn’t be happier with the outcome and recommend DD&R without hesitation. – Fairfax, VA

What Exceptional Customer Service Means To Us

At Daniels Design & Remodeling, we strive to do everything in our power to provide an exceptional customer experience for those who work with us on home remodeling projects. Whether the project at hand is a kitchen renovation, a home remodel, or a different sort of specialty design, our desire as Northern Virginia’s premier boutique home redesign contractor is to redefine the standard of excellence in our region.

Now, let’s be clear here: we fully understand that we are not the only home remodeling company — in Northern Virginia and elsewhere — that expresses a desire to do right by their customers. In fact, virtually every kind of business since the dawn of humanity has likely conveyed a similar sentiment in one way or another; otherwise they’d have little hope of being successful. So how do you, as a potential customer, sift between the empty claims and the remodeling contractors who are worth their salt?  

There’s no formulaic way of doing this, unfortunately, aside from doing your research and getting to know the people who work for the company you are considering. It would also be advisable to check on the reputation (offline or online, or both, ideally) of the remodeling contractor(s) to make your shortlist.

What Sets Us Apart

That is precisely why we chose to highlight the lovely testimonial with which we began this two-part series focused on informing our readers and prospective customers. It’s also the reason for us describing which home remodeling projects lead to the best return-on-investment, or ROI. We at Daniels Design & Remodeling set ourselves apart from our competitors in a number of ways. But at the end of the day, everything we do is for the sake of our customers.

With that in mind, we hope that our readers find this two-part blog series both enlightening and inspiring. Specifically, if you are considering a home renovation for the purposes of getting the most “bang for your buck” for when you eventually put your house on the market, we think you’ll find this post particularly beneficial. Let’s dive in!

Comparing Home Remodeling Projects In Projected ROI

When potential customers come to us seeking a home remodeling project that will increase the resale value of the house, the good news is two-fold. First, we can absolutely put our decades’ worth of experience to good use for you, analyzing your household to help you determine which remodeling project will deliver the most bang for your buck. But secondarily, and perhaps just as important, customers of Daniels Design & Remodeling will be pleased to know that our process is focused on a result that is an improvement in both function and aesthetic appearance.

This makes sense, too. After all, most of our customers are actually planning on living in their freshly renovated home for some time after the project has been completed. It only makes sense that the master bathroom upgrade sees the home’s overall valuation increase by $50,000 while offering an improvement in practical function and appearance. The same could be said for the kitchen remodel you have in mind, insofar as it involves a superior flow for foot traffic, improved work stations for anyone cooking, and better lighting to live in and entertain with!

You see what we are getting at? You get the best of all worlds at Daniels Design & Remodeling. That means we are able to tailor our remodeling projects to give you the highest ROI while achieving our other objectives as well. For homeowners in Fairfax, Alexandria, Chantilly, and elsewhere in Northern Virginia, this should come as welcome news!

The Breakdown: Which Home Remodeling Project Is Right For Your Goals?

No matter which remodeling contractor you end up choosing, it’s fair to say that not all remodeling projects will yield the same kind of ROI. This is because each home is different, first and foremost. And as such, a bathroom renovation in one home will require more upfront investment than another in a different Northern Virginia home, for example.

But beyond the idiosyncrasies of each house, it’s about finding the remodeling project that will enhance your home and add the most value to your property, especially if you are thinking about selling that home in the near future. Hence, below we break down some of the most common remodeling projects we perform alongside a rough average of ROI percentage. Is the universal bathroom redesign the right project, or is it a major kitchen remodel that includes adding more natural lighting and room for entertaining? Keep reading to find out!

Major Kitchen Remodel – 60.5 Percent

A major kitchen remodel usually includes the installation of an island, cabinet replacement, countertop replacement, sink replacement, all new fixtures and appliances, flooring replacement, improved lighting, and often a fresh coat of paint to the ceilings and walls. While each project is different in investment and scope, a major kitchen remodel typically brings around 60.5 percent in ROI. That is, most homeowners in Northern Virginia can expect the return on investment to be over twice what they spent on the investment. For example, if this major kitchen remodel cost $100,000 but the house gained $160,500 in value, the ROI percentage is calculated at 60.5 percent (profit divided by cost).

Minor Kitchen Remodel – 81.8 Percent

A minor kitchen remodel will not be as comprehensive as a major one, as the power of logic might have led you to guess. It’s less of an investment, and is more of a “facelift” than proper reconstructive surgery. That said, minor kitchen remodels performed by Daniels Design & Remodeling will still be robust in their capacity to enhance functionality and appearance. And, as we no doubt have driven home at this point, those are two improvements that directly lead to an increased valuation on the home. Encouragingly, a minor kitchen remodel will typically yield an ROI percentage in the range of 81.8 percent for Northern Virginia homes.

Bathroom Remodel – 73.5 Percent

It’s tempting to be too hard and fast with these estimates (for they are, indeed, only approximations), but the truth of the matter is that there will always be a degree of variability to account for since every home is different. Plus, there is a wide range of way to remodel your bathroom, so again, it just depends. That said, DD&R bathroom remodeling projects usually involve replacing: shower tiles; bathtubs with a porcelain-on-steel tub; floors with ceramic tile flooring; all of the fixtures with energy-efficient, attractive fixtures; replacing the overhead lighting with LED lights; and many other options. The bathroom remodeling projects we complete tend to yield in the range of 73.5 percent ROI.

Universal Design Bathroom – 74 Percent

A universal bathroom redesign involves creating a space that is accessible for everyone, irrespective of ability, size, or age. This improves the functionality of home while also enhancing the aesthetic value of your bathroom space. Especially helpful for families with members who have disabilities, or folks elderly folks dealing with mobility concerns, there are numerous ways to update an existing bathroom with what is known as a universal design. Among them are widening the doorway, moving the electrical outlets and switches to a comfortable, sitting level, reconfiguring storage space to be more accessible, replacing the faucet and shower to be more accessible and convenient, and making sure that all users can be safe while using the new universal bathroom. 74 percent ROI is just one more reason to consider this option.

Master Suite Addition – 60.5 Percent

The final home renovation type of project we’d like to highlight is that of the master suite addition. Coming in at an estimated 57.2 percent ROI, what this kind of project loses to alternatives it more than makes up for in function, comfort, and aesthetic appeal for the homeowners. After all, we are talking about the master bedroom here.

We are speaking of adding select carpeting, ceramic tile and a free-standing tub in the bathroom, a walk-in closet, improved lighting, a separate shower, a double-bowl vanity, and much more! Imagine being able to upgrade it into a veritable suite! We are tempted to call it an “oasis,” but perhaps we are getting a bit carried away. Can you tell we love what we do?

Clearly, the master suite addition is one that we have a lot of time for. And we suspect our prospective customers might as well. Plus, 57.2% ROI is nothing to turn your nose up at!


Turn Your Vision Into Reality

For more detailed information about estimated ROI, what our redesign projects include, and why you should consider choosing Daniels Design & remodeling among Northern Virginia home remodeling contractors on your shortlist, check out our dedicated resource on the matter.
At the end of the day, we hope you reach out to us if you are ready to have a conversation about turning your unique vision into a stunning reality. Schedule your conversation with us at your convenience!