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Remodeling Projects That Will Boost Your Home’s Value

There are several ways to think about remodeling projects that will boost your home’s value; you can get one or two major items done or opt for a bunch of small fixes. Depending on your budget and your timetable, one approach may be better for you than the other.

Perhaps you want to spend as little as possible to squeeze as much value out of your home. Maybe you would prefer to just spruce up the kitchen cabinets or repaint the house. H here are some remodeling project ideas that usually add at least a few thousand dollars to the value of your home.

Interior Improvements: 

Kitchen Upgrades: Potential buyers these days desire spacious, modern kitchens. Simple upgrades like adding new appliances, granite countertops, or new cabinets can provide a lot of value.

Removing Walls: The style right now is open concept kitchens and living rooms. If you have an older home, you could knock down a wall or two to really open up more interior space. If they’re load-bearing walls, removing them will usually push the price tag up. But non-load-bearing walls are easy to take out to add a pass-through window or a bigger entryway. Use a professional contractor to make sure the job is done right.

Exterior Improvements

They are often overlooked when making improvements to your home, but there are a number of exterior projects that can boost your home’s value. Here are just a few ideas for exterior improvements:

Outdoor Living Space: Especially in our warm weather climate, buyers want a home with comfortable outdoor living spaces. That could mean adding in a patio or deck. Make your outdoor living space an oasis by adding  path lights, pathways, plants, shrubs, and trees.

Driveways/Garages: If you haven’t paved your driveway in a while, new paving is an excellent exterior improvement that makes a good impression as soon as buyers pull up to your home. Your garage doors and exterior also make a good or bad impression. Even if you do not make any changes to your garage, you should clean it out and organize its contents for resale.

A qualified real estate agent with years of experience in the real estate market can help you determine the best improvements to make based on your neighborhood. When you’re ready to learn more, connect with me today. I’m here to help!