Making improvements to your home are not just about making your home a better place to live, but are about increasing the value as well.
The best value for a home improvement are the ones that are relatively easy to do, are not overpriced, and require the least amount of maintenance. This doesn’t mean using cheap materials, it just means that you should balance the level of quality with the value. A good project will make your home look better and give it a higher overall market value. Here are 4 improvements to consider that will increase the value of your home.
The Front Door
One of the cheapest on the list is changing your front door. Just from looking at your home, it is one of the most noticeable things most visitors will see, and one of the most used parts of your home day to day. You can not only save money by buying a much sturdier steel door, you are making your house much more safer as well. Steel doors with new quality sealing can save on your energy bill and in some cases put money back into your pocket.
The first thing people notice when passing by your house is the exterior siding. If it is old and falling apart, it can dramatically drop the value of your home- up to 10% according to some appraisers.
Consider getting some new vinyl siding. It is not overly expensive, easy to install and most of all is long lasting. It comes in a variety of colors and finishes, letting you give your home any kind of look you choose.
Your garage is probably one of the most misused places in your house. A lot of people use it as a primary storage place for things they have held on to since they moved in but can’t find a place inside the rest of the house for it.
Consider the size of your garage and how much added value you can get from making big improvements on it. If you aren’t using it to store your vehicle, have it converted into an extra living space. If you are still using it for your cars, move the excess stuff out of it and put a new door on it. Either way, treat the garage like the rest of the house.
One of the best things you can do is to build in your backyard. Whether this is adding an outdoor storage facility (which cleans up your garage and attic) or building a new patio or deck.
Depending on your location, decks are one of the most popular additions you can make to your home. They are fairly inexpensive and allow you to expand your home’s dimensions without paying for an entirely new room.
While adding on to the house can get pricey, adding a separate building can be fairly inexpensive. Something like a storage facility, greenhouse or tool shed can help you improve the overall look of your home without having to break the bank.
Jodi Bakst has an unparalleled reputation for listening to her clients and delivering results, whether that be in finding the right home for buyers or selling homes