Top 10 Home Improvement Projects That Increase Appeal and Value

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When it comes to your home, sometimes we don’t know where to start to get the best bang for our money and time.

Lucky for you, and unless you have a very unique or eclectic style, almost all home improvement projects increase a home’s look, appeal, and increase value.

Here are 10 home improvement projects you should consider doing over the next year.  They are in no particular order.



Replace Your Front Door

You may not even notice your front door anymore, especially if you regularly use another entrance, but a new door makes a great impression on buyers and yields an 86 percent return on your investment. If your front door doesn’t need replacing or you’d rather spend less money, you can paint it and replace the hardware for a similar impact.

Add a Deck or Patio

No matter where you live, buyers often look at the outdoor living space as a secondary living area. You can recoup 77 percent of your investment on a new wood deck. If you already have outdoor space, consider enhancing it with a water feature, an outdoor fireplace or new landscaping.

Add Additional Space

Depending on your budget and your goals for your home, an addition of extra bedrooms or basement buildout can rapidly increase the value of your home. You can expect to recoup up to 73 percent of your investment in an addition of space in any area of your home.

Remodel Your Kitchen

Buyers look most carefully at kitchens and bathrooms, so you should, too. You can recoup 75 percent of a minor kitchen remodel and between 60-68 percent of a major kitchen remodel. If you’re thinking about selling soon, consider talking with your contractor on the best remodeling options, be it counters, cabinets and/or flooring.

Replace Your Windows

Buyers are most interested in how your windows look and their energy efficiency. Whether you’re replacing vinyl- or wood-frame windows, you can get a 72 percent return on your investment. Highlighting new windows are a great update to your home, and a great selling point.

Work on Your Lighting

Today’s buyers like bright, light rooms, so look around your home and see if you need to upgrade your lighting fixtures or add more. You can hire a professional to add a few recessed lights to your kitchen and living areas and replace outdated overhead lighting fixtures to match contemporary tastes.

Replace Your Window Treatments

Make sure you’re letting as much natural light as possible into your home and that your window treatments don’t hide any oversized windows. Enhance smaller windows with overhead valances and extended sheer curtains to make them appear larger than they are.

Update Your Bathroom

Buyers look most carefully at the bathroom and kitchen areas, so this is one area you want to make sure is updated. Create an amazing spa-like atmosphere with new flooring, warming flooring, new cabinets, new fixtures and overall updated plumbing. These enhancements can provide the best experience for your family and guests since this is one room that gets some of the most visibility.

Replace Your Siding

If your home’s exterior needs a major makeover, you can typically recoup 72 percent of your investment by replacing the siding. There are many choices today on siding, from LP vinyl, shake, shingle, stone, engineered, brick and any combination of them.

Organize Your Closets

High on the list of priorities for today’s buyers is adequate storage. If your home lacks big closets or has too few storage spaces, you can increase their efficiency with closet organizers.

What’s Next?

No matter which project you choose, be sure to contact Horizon Exteriors, LLC to go over your home remodeling project ideas. We will not only help you determine the best project to start with, we will help you determine the best project for your pocketbook and overall return on investment.  Horizon Exteriors, LLC is here to help you take your idea to design to your dream home.

Call or Email us today for a FREE in-home consultation or FREE estimate! (844) 433-4348



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Infographic “Renovation ROI” by Northshore Fireplace

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