As a homeowner, you’ve spent hours on updates and maintenance around the house. Home improvements make your house more comfortable, functional, and appealing. Here are a few projects that will help to boost property value.
Improve Curb Appeal
Sprucing up your front yard and entryway adds value to your home and doesn’t require a lot of money. This effort provides a good return on your investment if you decide to sell your home.
The best part of improving curb appeal is that you can start small and work your way towards larger redesign goals. Easy and inexpensive ideas to boost property value include repainting the front door, upgrading outdoor lighting, and adding mulch and new plants to the landscaping.
Boost Property Value with a Bathroom Upgrade
Whether you’re seeking to sell your home soon or just want to make a few improvements, a bathroom upgrade is an affordable and easily accomplished project. Improve your property value with simple steps like painting the walls, updating the faucet and cabinet hardware, and re-caulking the tub or shower.
Energy Efficient Windows
Installing new windows is a more expensive undertaking, but it will improve your home’s energy-efficiency. While this project is more ambitious and costly, new windows are a smart purchase. You will recoup your investment if you sell and will also see lower utility bills each month.
Older homes especially see energy loss through the windows due to poor fit from the house shifting or aging window frames. Newer double-paned windows and other energy-efficient designs reduce power bills year-round. The initial investment is significant, but the monthly savings and the increase in property value make new windows a worthy purchase.
Adding Outdoor Living Spaces to Boost Property Value
Whether you choose to add a deck, porch, or patio, this investment recoups most of its value at the time of the sale. Outdoor living spaces are features that should be tailored to the region in which you live. Take into account the local climate and how you can design the space to make spending time outdoors comfortable and enjoyable.
Add screening to a porch to help mitigate mosquitos. Install ceiling fans to keep the space cooler in the summer. Creating an archway and path that leads the eye toward a patio, shielding the air-conditioning unit with lattice, and adding stamped concrete to resemble more costly materials all add value to your property.
With a bit of creativity and inspiration, every room and area of the property offers an opportunity to improve your living spaces and boost property value.
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