In a rough economy the first thing to fall is the price of a home. The second thing to fall is the employment rate. No one can deny that we have been in an economic rut for the past few years. And while the politicians and the economist argue over the finer points of monetary policy, there are a few tings that you can be doing right now to help with your family’s financial policy. Owning a home is a great investment and it is a great way to hedge your future. However, as time marches on so do the trends and the tastes of years past. Many beautiful homes are in serious need of a full-blown makeover. While the outside of the home may scream elegance the inside is screaming save me. But if you are like the many millions of Americans that are seeing a reduction in the amount of take home pay that you have, then there may not seem like enough money to make these changes. The following list is a great conversation starter on the top four rooms in your home that you could remodel. Remodeling is a great way to change a space or a room without breaking your budget. If your home is need of a face-lift then your quest should begin in one of these four rooms.

The first room is the social gathering place in every home. The kitchen is a great place to begin your remodeling plans. This space can be converted, flipped, moved, overhauled, and just about anything else you can think of. The kitchen can house custom cabinets as well as custom floors. From granite countertops to stainless steel appliance, the options are really endless in this room. The kitchen is the number one most renovated room in the entire home. The average kitchen is remodeled every 6.3 years. Is it time for you to change your kitchen?

The second most common remodeling job in the house is the bathroom. It seems that everyone wants a larger, more luxurious bathroom. From the jetted tubs to the double vanity, having a larger bathroom is a great way to add value to your home. When this is done in a bathroom such as the master bath, the value can nearly triple. Potential homebuyers love the idea of a double sink as well as the ability for 2 people to bathe at the same time in either the shower or the tub.

The third room in the home that could be up for remodeling is the den. The den is usually neglected and overlooked. But this room could use a little spice in the form of a new television and a surround sound system. Add in a new leather couch, new window coverings, and great new carpet and you have a room that could be the envy of the neighborhood.