Any home improvement is sure to bring joy to the homeowner. However, it is important to understand that not all home improvements add up equity like you would want them to. The best deal would be when you can reclaim as much of the costs as possible that you have spent on the home in resale. Listed below are some home renovations that would serve to increase home value.
Top Home Renovations for Resale
1 Upgraded Landscape
Curb appeal is almost always more understated than it should be as far as home value is concerned.
- Plant bushes, shrubs or flowers
- Build out a wood deck
- Stain your fence
- Continually clean and maintain your exterior
All of these improvements provide an immeasurable benefit to the value of your home due to the fact that staging your home a certain way makes it that much more likely to sell.
2 Simple Interiors
Stress-free and simple interiors requiring less maintenance are often more ideal for the modern home-buyer. Stain-free countertops (quartz, stainless steel), simply designed cabinets and vanities, avoidance of wall-to-wall carpets that catch dust, would all add value to the home. With all of the hustle and bustle that Dayton residents face, making cleanup easy is always a smart investment for your time and your home equity.
3 New Roof
Missing shingles, sunshine in the attic, high energy bills, and stains on the walls and ceiling are all indications that you need a new roof. The very fact that the roof protects you from the elements, setting up a new roof is a number one priority that adds a lot of value to your home.
4 Hardwood Floors
Aside from it being very aesthetically trendy right now, hardwood floors are also a great investment. Homeowners can get 90% of their expenses back in resale if they choose to install real hardwood floors. Wood floors, as apposed to carpet, are also cooler beneath your feet during the hot summers.
5 Improved Energy efficiency
When in doubt, always go green with your home renovations. Everything from solar panels to energy star appliances will provide an excellent ROI. Energy efficient projects are notorious for being great investments because it not only saves the current homeowner money on their monthly bills, but any owner after the energy efficient renovations have been made, will have lower bills from the start. Attic insulation is one of the best investments you can make, as it is often overlooked and can greatly reduce the amount of heat, or cool air, that escapes and enters your home.
It is also wise to look into LED light bulbs. One lightbulb may not seem like a major factor towards your monthly bill, but when you add up every bulb in your house, any energy savings can add up quickly.
6 New Paint Coat
A fresh coat of paint is not only a cheap home improvement project, but it can do wonders for the resale value of your home. Not only will your house be more appealing to home-buyers as they tour your property, but it’s also a great way to freshen up a space very quickly.
At Butler Heating and Air Conditioning we strive to provide lasting solutions for our customers. If upgrading your HVAC system is part of your home renovations, go with a trusted local dealer that carries the best and most energy efficient products available and can provide a quality installation service that won’t require you to service your new system constantly.