When considering remodeling your home, one must give at least some thought to the upgrades that will raise the cost as well as the longevity of the house. Some options are much better than others and pack a visual and structural punch. But with the variety of options available it can be hard to choose which direction to look first. Here are some things to get you started.

Key Takeaways:

  • In our book, Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home, we polled members of the Remodelista Architect & Designer Directory to come up with a list of extras, large and small, that are worth the splurge.
  • They may not be inexpensive, but they’re often money well spent. We’ve lived with many of these details ourselves and are eyeing several more for future remodels. Here, 15 worth considering.
  • The favorite roofing material of every architect we polled? Hands-down the vote goes to “low maintenance, high aesthetic” standing-seam metal.

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