Home Improvement Projects That Add Value To Your Home

While your home's primary purpose is to provide you with a safe place to live, it also provides a valuable opportunity to build your family's wealth. When you decide to move, the ultimate goal is to sell your home for more than you originally paid for it. This ability to turn a profit is generally directly tied to the overall health of the local housing market and the condition your home is in when you attempt to sell. However, there are things you can do to improve your home's value as well.


If you are looking for ways to add value to your home, Arrowhead Title, Inc. is here to help. While there are no guarantees, these home improvement projects tend to be great ways to boost property value.

Curb Appeal

As much as we all try not to judge books by their covers, most people can't help but form judgments of homes based on the way they look from the outside. "Curb appeal" refers to the visual appeal a home possesses from the street. When you're trying to sell your home, ensuring it has enticing curb appeal is absolutely essential. The more attractive a home is, the more buyers are likely to be interested in the property and, consequently, the more it will likely sell for.

Relatively inexpensive ways to increase curb appeal include displaying fresh potted plants along the driveway or around the front door, displaying your address numbers on the front of your home, re-staining your front porch, giving your front door a fresh coat of paint, and maintaining your yard. If you have more money to put towards the project, you may want to consider adding brick, stone, or wood to the front of your house or installing a nicer garage door.

Kitchens

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Eating and preparing food are very social activities in most households, and as such the kitchen is where people tend to gather the most and linger the longest. Upgrading your kitchen to outfit it with the latest luxuries can be a valuable investment. Granite countertops, all-wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, plenty of floor space, wood or stone floors, and room for a breakfast bar are cornerstones of modern kitchen design. 

Bathrooms

Bathrooms give the kitchen a run for its money when it comes to the most used rooms in the house. When you add up all the hours spent bathing, getting ready for the day, and getting ready for bed, it's easy to see why bathrooms are such key selling points in homes. Upgrading your bathroom to make sure its features align with the times is an important way to maintain your home's value. 

If you're short on space, consider nixing the bathtub in favor of a walk-in shower. Ensuring that your home has an adequate number of bathrooms is also key. If your home only has on bathroom, adding a second bathroom will likely be a wise investment in the long run.

Natural Light

Nothing adds life to a home like plenty of natural light. If your home does not allow in much natural light, your remodeling dollars may be better spent adding windows throughout your home than remodeling a single specific room. Install screens, too, and make sure your new windows have the option of being opened to let in the fresh air. You may prefer to keep them closed, but including this option will make your home more likely to appeal to a wider range of buyers when the time comes to sell.

Space

While some people are drawn to small homes, no one wants to feel cramped. If your home consists of multiple tiny rooms, consider knocking down a few walls to open up the interior. Getting rid of interior walls will also help the natural light flow through your home better, which may minimize the need to add more windows. Storage space is hugely important, too. If you have an opportunity to expand your closets or finish out an unfinished basement, these types of projects can be a great way to boost your home's value.

Good Luck!

A home's value is often a direct reflection of its condition, location, and features. These types of remodeling projects can be a great way to improve property value, but don't underestimate the importance of maintaining your home. Before you throw thousands of dollars towards a remodel project, make sure that your home's existing features are in good condition.

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