There are many home improvements that people make all the time. However, if you think you may want to sell the home in the future, you want to be sure to make improvements that will help you get the highest return on your investment. Here are a few improvements you should consider if you want to increase your home’s value.
Redo Your Floors
One of the best projects that improves the look and value of the home is to update the flooring. If your carpet is old, you should consider installing hardwood or laminate flooring. You will not only make your house look great but should also be able to recoup nearly all you spend. This is especially true for homes in the middle price range.
Improve Your Curb Appeal
First impressions are important for both people and houses. Don’t renovate the inside without also doing some upkeep on the outside. Paint exterior surfaces that need it, including the front door and the garage door. Be sure to update your landscaping by keeping the lawn mown, pulling weeds and planting flowers. Don’t forget your backyard when you are fixing up the exterior. You will want to keep it in tiptop shape, as well.
While thinking about your home’s exterior, you may also want to think about adding a floating rooftop deck. A deck can be very enjoyable for your family and the costs are likely to be recovered at 70% or even more when the home is sold.
Improve the Kitchen and Bathrooms
Replacing something as small as the door pulls and drawer knobs with something more modern can go a long way to improving the overall look of your kitchen or bath. For a minimal cost, you can replace faucets to match the new hardware. If your cabinets are looking a bit shabby, add a fresh coat of paint to make them pop and change the entire look of the room.
You can replace old linoleum floors with tile or luxury vinyl plank flooring for a very low cost. Many people can do flooring themselves—even without any experience. The difference will not only amaze you but will allow you to have a higher ROI when you sell the home.
Whether you have a large or small budget, you should be able to make some improvements that will help you enjoy your home now and will also improve its value when you get ready to sell.