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Did you know that for every dollar you spend on upgrading your home, approximately 75-80 percent of that goes back into the home as an increase in value? That’s fantastic knowledge to have and tells you just how valuable home improvement projects are. To increase the value of your home, focus on upgrades you were going to do anyway and plan carefully. Here are some of the best value upgrades you can make to increase the worth of your home.
Upgrade Your Landscaping
Curb appeal is extremely important. Everyone judges books by their cover and everyone judges a house by what they can see. When a potential buyer or appraiser comes by your house, what’s the first thing they see? Is your yard brown? Is your flowerbed full of dead plants? Are there hardscaping components that are broken or damaged? All of these items decrease the value of your home. To increase the value of your home, fix up your landscaping. Weed, seed and feed your yard and bring it back to life. Water your plants and make them healthy again. Fix eye-sores in your yard. These simple updates can make a huge difference in the value of your home.
Upgrade Your Garage
Garages are often overlooked but can increase the perceived value of your home. If a homeowner takes the time to upgrade their garage, you know that the rest of the house is even more impressive. Upgrade things like garage flooring, install shelves and cabinets, hang tools from the wall. All of these updates are manageable in cost and can greatly increase the value of your home. Even better, many companies offer garage equipment financeoptions.
Upgrade Your Kitchen
Kitchens have become the centerpiece for most homes in the United States today. You get a large bang-for-your-buck when you invest in kitchen upgrades. Painting is a very easy upgrade that makes a big difference. It will change the overall feel of the kitchen. Cabinetry can be refinished either by sanding and re-staining or painting faux finishes. A beautiful backsplash can make everything in the kitchen pop.
Upgrade Your Bathroom
Too many homes have utilitarian bathrooms. They are made to serve a purpose, but it’s a short-sighted purpose. Many people no longer view the bathroom as simply a place to go when nature calls, or when you need to shower. Instead, the bathroom has become a place of rest and relaxation. Consider brightening up the color in your bathroom. Update the tile and flooring. Create a spa-like ambiance in your bathroom and you will greatly increase its value.
If you’re ready to upgrade your home, consider tackling one of these projects and enjoy the increased value they bring.