3 Home Improvement Projects Worth The Investment
When completing home improvement projects, it only makes sense to take on projects that will either drastically improve your quality of life within your home or will help to increase the value of your property when you go to sell your home. However, knowing which projects fall into the latter category isn’t always easy.
To help you with this, here are three home improvement projects that are well worth your financial investment.
Improvements To Curb Appeal
The very first thing people see when they approach your home is how the entire expanse looks from afar. As a result, taking measures to improve your curb appeal from every angle of your home is usually a very smart investment.
According to Kathy McCleary, a contributor to HGVT.com, when trying to improve upon your home’s curb appeal, you should think in terms of adding interest. For example, if the front of your home is flat, you may want to add a deck or front porch to make the facade more interesting. And if the back has little interest, you could add some shade and excitement by putting up a pergola. Whatever you can do to make your home appear more inviting, appealing, or interesting compared to the other homes on your block will help your property be the one that sells quicker and at a higher price.
Add Some Paint
One home improvement project that almost anyone can take on is adding a fresh coat of paint.
What you need to decide, according to Elizabeth Weintraub, a contributor to The Balance, is what colors you’ll paint to add the most value. If you repaint your front door in black, you’ll see a statistically bigger return than with any other color. And as for the interior of your home, choosing a taupe color will help you get more money back with your resale. Additionally, if you paint your kitchen red, you may turn off some buyers and see a drop in what they’re willing to pay for the property.
If you’re wanting to make a bigger change in your home, updating your kitchen can be a great investment.
When making these updates, Jennifer Bradley Franklin, a contributor to Bankrate.com, recommends renovations like getting energy-efficient appliances, new kitchen cabinets, putting on a new countertop, installing a new sink, and more. As you plan these updates or upgrades, make sure you don’t go overboard and create a space that is too updated compared to the rest of your home or the other homes in your area.
If you’re wanting to increase the value of your home through home improvement projects, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you pick the best projects to take on.