Increase Your Homes Value With These 3 Home Improvements

Posted on: 5 May 2015

If you want to increase your home's value, you should consider doing more than improving your curb appeal and giving it a fresh coat of paint. You can get a better return on your investment by completing home improvement projects. These renovations are not overly complicated and can help you sell your home for a higher price.

Add a Wood Deck

Outdoor features can add to your home's value, especially when they are custom, built-in models. One way to do this is by having a wood patio installed in the backyard. This goes beyond the traditional concrete patios and adds more interest and style. Depending on the style of your home, the deck can either replace a patio, or you can have a wraparound deck that goes all the way around the house. Home buyers that spend a lot of time entertaining and being outdoors will appreciate this add-on.

Remodel the Kitchen

For many people, the kitchen is the most used room of the house. It makes sense that completing a kitchen remodel would add to your home's value and give you a better return on your investment when it is time to sell. The kitchen remodel doesn't have to cost you $30,000 either. You can easily complete a small kitchen remodel that increases your home's value and is still within your budget. Instead of replacing all of the cabinets and bases, paint them and add new hardware.

Other smaller kitchen remodeling projects include replacing the old appliances with stainless steel, installing new flooring, changing the light fixtures, or replacing the countertops. If you choose just one or two of these, you won't spend more than your budget but your kitchen will be upgraded. You can visit local kitchen display centers, such as Stone Forest Kitchen & Bath Center, for inspiration and ideas.

Get a New Front Door

IS your front door outdated and starting to look worn? Unless it has an antiqued or vintage look, that door is probably taking away from your home's value and reducing your curb appeal. The front door is often one of the main focal points at the front of your house, so make sure you have the best one available. If it is made of wood, you can sand it and put a new coat of paint on it. However, you might want to replace it altogether. Go with a new door that matches the overall style of your home and it will make a big difference.

These home improvements are not difficult to do, but you can also hire a contractor to complete them for you. Your home's value will be increased and they might even help you sell your house faster.


Make Your Lawn Spectacular

Keeping your lawn looking great is about more than just competing with your neighbors about who has the best looking grass or rosebushes. A great-looking lawn helps improve your curb appeal and property values, and looking at it just makes you feel good. Personally, I don’t actually like doing landscaping work, but I do love the look of a well manicured lawn, and I know that my home’s gorgeous landscaping made a big difference the last time I sold a home, so I hire someone to do my landscaping. Whether you’re like me, or you’re an avid DIYer, this blog contains tips that will help you understand how to perfect your home’s lawn.

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