7 Home Improvements to Increase Value

southport-nc-rooferWhen it comes to making improvements to your home, you may ask yourself which home improvements will actually increase the value of your home. Even if you aren’t planning on selling in the near future, home improvements are always a good idea; but the ones that add value are best.

–    One of the most popular home improvement projects among homeowners is converting the attic into a useable bedroom. Whether you need an extra bedroom for guests or a home office, this is a great opportunity to add some extra space to your home.

–    Making improvements to the kitchen is a great way to increase the value of your home. Many people decide to remodel the whole room while others may decide to just replace the flooring. Keep in mind that vinyl flooring tends to make the kitchen look dated so consider replacing your vinyl with tile.

–    One of the simplest and most effective ways of adding value to your home is painting. A fresh coat of paint will make the room look clean and updated. When choosing paint colors, keep in mind that neutral colors are always best; especially if you are considering selling in the near future.

–    Adding a new deck to your home or simply improving your existing deck will increase the value of your home substantially. In recent years, outdoor living spaces have become more popular among homeowners as well as those who are on the market for a new home. This is a home improvement that definitely will pay off.

–    Roof replacement will not only add to the value of your home but it will enhance your home’s curb appeal as well. Roof repairs are always a good idea as a leaky roof can turn into an even bigger problem in the future.

–    Whether you repair or completely replace old doors and windows in your home, you will increase the value of your home as well as save on heating and cooling costs.

–    If your home only has one bathroom, adding an extra bathroom will increase the value of your home considerably. Adding a new bathroom can be a bit pricey so if you are on a budget, simply updating your current bathroom can add some value as well.

When you are looking to increase the value of your home for the purpose of resale, you need to consider the amount of money your home improvements are going to cost. Deciding what home improvements to make to your home and how much you spend on them is ultimately up to you. You must remember that just because you put $20,000 worth of home improvements into your home, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have automatically increased your home’s value by that amount. While there are many DIY home improvements you can make to your home, it is best to call a professional for larger projects. Professional home improvement contractors are skilled in making home improvements that will get you the most bang for your buck.

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Andrew Bussell

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