Which Home Improvements Gets The Best Return?

1. Kitchen Remodel

While kitchen renovation projects come with a higher price tag, they also bring the highest return on your investment. On average, a $15,000 kitchen remodel will return 92.9% investment.  Don’t have the money for a full remodel? Try these updates to get more for your money:

  • Cabinet resurfacing
  • Upgrading countertops
  • Add/ Update your backsplash
  • Add/ Update lighting in your kitchen
  • Empty off your countertops and organize your cabinets

2. Bath Remodel

Another pricey renovation but yields a great return.  Often yielding more than a 100% return, a bath remodel is a good place to spend your pennies.  Some simple upgrades to consider:

  • Upgrade your shower head
  • Add new fixtures
  • Switch out vanity or countertops
  • Update the tile

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3.  Paint

Painting the interior of your home is some of the best money you can invest in your home.  Relatively speaking, it’s a cheap project and makes the world of difference in your space.  Aim for a neutral pallet of light colors that compliment each other well.  Light colors will help to brighten up your space and make rooms feel larger.

4. New Carpet

If selling your home, new carpet is worth the investment before listing your home.  Home buyers might be turned off by the dated or stained carpet; they might also see an opportunity to negotiate price.  If you are able to replace the carpet, make sure to choose a neutral carpet and a good pad. If new carpet is out of your price range

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5.  Home Maintenance Projects

While all the projects listed above, are sure to appeal to buyers and help you get more bang for your buck; they might not be able to see past an old roof that needs replaced, a musty smell in the basement, a leaky foundation, or a HVAC system that needs replaced.

Buyers know they only have a certain amount to spend on a home and may quickly become overwhelmed on the amount of money they have to spend on the upkeep of basic home maintenance.  Save them the worries and make your home more appealing by replacing or fixing these issues.

6.  Curb Appeal

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Make it a good one by putting some effort into the curb appeal of your home.  If you’ve spent the money to update and remodel the inside of your home, you want to make the outside appeal to buyers so they’ll come inside to see the amazing improvements you’ve made.

Try these ideas to add wow to your home:

  • New plants / landscaping- trim bushes, rake leaves, cut down any dead trees
  • Update exterior lights
  • Paint your front door
  • Clean your gutters
  • Wash your windows
  • Replace your siding

7.  More Space

Adding another bedroom or even a sun room can make a huge difference in the price you can list your house for and increase the overall appeal. According to the National Association of Realtors, every 1,000 square feet added to a home increases the sale price more than 30%.  Bathroom additions are at the top of the list with an average of 86.4%.

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