Whether you are planning to stay in your house a long time or only a handful of years, it’s good to know which home renovations add the most value to your place. We all know that kitchens and bathrooms are popular targets for renovations, so let’s look at other areas of your home that are worth upgrading.
Here are home renovations you’ll get your money back on:
New paint gives any home a fresh look and changes the appearance from so-so to yes-yes. Wood should be repainted every three to seven years and stucco should be painted every five to six years. Try to stick to neutral colors with hints of bold shades as you see fit.
If you feel you have the skills to paint your home on your own, that can be a huge money saver, but you can also shop around for professionals who can get the job done too. Not only should you consider painting the interior walls, but if you have shutters, you can also give them a quick paint refresh as well.
A new front door can make all the difference when it comes to curb appeal. A replacement door or a simple new coat of paint on your door can really give your house a unique value add. Try adding a door with a stand out color to add depth to your exterior or even add change a traditional door to something that has variations like frosted glass or a special doorknob.
Anything that will help the environment will be a great renovation choice. Replacing your appliances with low-energy and low-water options are great selling points to sell your home in the future. Front-loading washing machines, new attic insulation and tankless water heaters are also great additions. Not only do eco-friendly renovations make the home better for the environment, it will also help you reduce electricity costs, which is a total win-win for you and any future buyer.
French doors are a nice touch and can help the home feel more spacious. This trick is unique and great for homes in warm climates. Replace windows in a dining room, den or living room with French doors that open to the patio or backyard. French doors are elegant and can really make a space look upscale.
Outdoor Space Revamp
Instead of trying to expand the square footage in your home, take advantage of the space in your backyard. Add in a nice deck for extra space to entertain. This is an inexpensive project that can likely be done yourself. The deck does not have to be large or take up too much room in your backyard, but it is a nice addition that many potential buyers will appreciate.
These renovations can really make a splash in the overall look of your home and will basically pay for themselves. If you are wondering which renovations will work best for your home, reach out to me and I will help you determine which projects are highly sought after in your neighborhood!
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