Home Improvement Projects to Increase Home Value

Keeping Up to Code​

Maintaining the building code is the most important improvement you can do to ensure your home’s value and the buyer’s safety. Depending on the age and current condition of your home, the expense of upgrades can vary. The most common problems with building codes are found in electrical wiring, plumbing, windows, insulation, hot water heaters, HVAC systems, and roofing. It is best to determine any weak spots in your home and take care of them before tackling other upgrades to ensure you have the resources you need to make the home safe and up-to-date.

Kitchen Remodel​

Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling Magazine reports a 53-72% recoup rate for kitchen remodels. The renovation’s size, materials, and location determine the recoup rate. Set a budget and stick to it because kitchen remodels are expensive. The home’s functionality and style are also important. A well-integrated kitchen will attract more buyers than one that stands out.

For a modern kitchen remodel, replace the cabinets and countertops. New flooring—especially hardwood, laminate, or tile—is beneficial. If new flooring is too expensive, refinishing existing floors can improve their appearance and lifespan. Stainless steel or smart appliances can also improve the kitchen’s appearance and functionality.

Replace the backsplash with new tiles or paint the kitchen a new color to brighten up minor kitchen remodels. Another easy kitchen makeover is refinishing cabinets and replacing handles. Light fixtures and faucets are inexpensive upgrades that can make a big difference. If kitchen space allows, add an island—furniture stores have many styles and options to match the rest of the space!

Bathroom Upgrades​

Bathroom remodeling is a further home improvement that can raise the value of your house. Consider replacing the drawer handles and painting the walls a new color for simple upgrades. Updating the lighting, adding a mirror, and/or installing a vanity to brighten the bathroom because they are frequently poorly lit. Installing laminate or retiling the flooring for a more noticeable upgrade. Replace the sink, bathtub, shower, and/or toilet with modern designs if a complete remodel is what you’re after and your budget will allow it. Setting a budget in advance will help you finish what you start, just like with a kitchen project. Bathroom remodel costs can add up quickly.

Finishing Unused Spaces​

You can create a myriad of new room options by finishing an attic, basement, bonus room, or storage area, which also increases the likelihood that your home’s value. Making the most of the space in your current home is less expensive than adding on, and it’s a great way to draw in potential buyers. Think about making these areas into a study, a home office, or a gym. If your house is ideal for families, think about adding a playroom, a guest room, or a game room. Always keep in mind that the more adaptable and customizable a space is, the more appeal it will have to potential buyers.

Create an Outdoor Oasis​

Curb appeal is a crucial component of home value in addition to the interior appeal of the house. Adding a patio, repairing a deck, or making other outdoor improvements can raise the value of a home. An outdoor addition like a patio or deck can generate a return on investment of more than 64%, according to Remodeling Magazine. If you already have a deck, think about refinishing the wood, changing out worn-out boards, or even painting or staining the surface for a fresh appearance. For a fresh, clean appearance, thoroughly clean the concrete on patios and make any necessary repairs. Maintaining a routine for outdoor upkeep will ensure that your home has the curb appeal to sell!

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