4 Home Improvement Projects that are Worth the Cost
Are you looking to revamp your home? Do you need to know what home improvement projects are worth the cost? Whether you plan to stay in your home or want to sell, I’m here to help you figure out what you need to get done around the house. Eventually, you might decide to sell your home. You should be aware of what will help you sell it and get the best return on the money spent.
KITCHEN IS THE HEART OF THE HOME
First, and probably one of the most important home improvement projects, would be the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home. That’s where most people spend their time. I’ve noticed even when you have a perfectly good living room, friends and family are just drawn to the kitchen.
Upgrades in the kitchen are both visible and valuable. It’s not always just about aesthetics as the kitchen has many different working parts. For example, if your appliances are fairly new, that’s a plus. But if you could use some new cabinets, spend your money there. If your cabinets are in good shape but your countertop is stained or scratched, try replacing it with granite. These are little things that go a long way. In one of our previous blogs, we spoke about the power of hardware. Try adding knobs or pulls that are going to make your kitchen pop. The money you put into your kitchen will most likely be recouped when you try to sell. Sometimes it’s worth it to spend a just little extra.
Next on the list of home improvement projects would be the bathroom. People love to see big expansive bathrooms. Try fixing it up, but don’t go over the top with things like fancy faucets or towel holders. If the bathroom vanity is looking a little beat up, try replacing it with a new one. Also consider a new vanity top with a good amount of space; it’s always a plus. Add a nice light fixture or a big bold mirror for a statement piece. These are the things people look for when buying a new home. They love a fresh look, something clean, but where they can still add their own touch or a bit of character to it.
HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS OUTSIDE THE HOME
Have you looked outside your house lately? Does your yard look like it could use a little love and care? Remember, the exterior is the first thing people see when they drive up to your home! This time, what matters isn’t only what’s on the inside, but the outside is just as important. Landscaping (or the lack thereof) is something any visitor or buyer is going to see when they come to your home. Spruce up the lawn a bit, add some shrubs or a small flower garden. Make sure your front door entrance is inviting. Consider decks, porches, and patios. All of those add-ons are super valuable when people are ready to buy.
ROOF, SIDING AND WINDOWS
Lastly, think about your roof, siding and windows. These are also extremely imperative to updating or selling your home. A leaky roof is less than desirable and can lead to other problems, so make sure yours is in prime condition. (Next to a new kitchen, a brand new roof is a big bonus when selling a home.) The durability and maintenance free aspects of siding make it a top choice for home improvement projects. Replacing windows can be expensive, but they will be worth it in the end. Windows bring natural light into the home and can often save money on heating and air conditioning bills. These home improvement projects are simple guidelines which can help you determine what fixer-uppers you might should consider about your home.