Home maintenance and improvements are a normal part of being a homeowner. When it comes to home renovation projects, make smart choices so the tasks are worth the investment and add value to your home. Here are a few that can pay off when you decide to sell.
Add Value to Your Home With These Improvements
Renovating a kitchen doesn’t have to be very expensive. It’s not usually necessary to replace everything. Adding a new sink, backsplash, and fixtures are relatively small projects that will add value to your home. If you have the budget, new cabinets, countertops, and appliances are always a safe bet, too. If you’re planning to sell your home, a more modern look will be attractive to buyers and will likely pay for itself.
Outdoor living spaces are a key selling point. A deck or a patio is a great addition because people like to entertain outside when the weather is nice. Building a backyard deck can be a relatively easy and inexpensive update. When building your deck, use treated lumber or composite decking so that less upkeep is needed.
Curb Appeal Can Add Value to Your Home
If you are getting ready to sell your home soon, focus on improving curb appeal to impress potential buyers before they tour your home. It’s not very expensive to enhance curb appeal with some yard work. Landscaping to frame out a flower garden will make your home stand out to potential buyers. Plant perennial flowers that bloom each year to cut down on future landscaping costs. Be sure to keep your lawn and exterior tidy for the whole time your home is on the market.
Replacement Windows for Your Home
New windows are a good selling point. Older, single pane windows aren’t energy efficient and are difficult to clean. Many new windows tilt an angle leaning into the house, making the outside glass easier to clean. You’ll add value to your home with replacement windows while also reducing your energy costs.
Add Value With a Bathroom Remodel
One project that will add value to your home is a bathroom remodel. Spending money on a bathroom is a great way to increase resale value and make your home more attractive to prospective buyers. This can include new backsplash, fixtures, and water-saving upgrades like installing a new WaterSense toilet or low-flow faucets and showerheads.
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