Increase Your Home’s Value with these Remodeling Projects

May 2023

Increase Your Home’s Value with these Remodeling Projects
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Updating and modernizing your home can make it more comfortable and functional for your family and more appealing to potential buyers, positively impacting the selling price.

It’s essential to remember that not all remodeling projects will have the same impact on property value. Some projects may provide a higher return on investment than others. That’s why it’s important to consider which projects to tackle carefully and to work with a professional who can help guide you through the process.

If you’re considering remodeling to increase your home’s value but aren’t sure where to start, this list is for you. These seven home remodeling ideas are sure to boost your property value.

Kitchen renovation with a large island and a farmhouse sink
1. Kitchen Renovations

Kitchen renovations are one of the most popular and effective ways to boost property value, and there are many options to consider. Upgrading appliances, cabinets, countertops, and backsplashes can all make a significant impact.

If you have the space, add an island, which can serve as a functional workspace and a gathering spot for family and friends.

Upgraded bathroom remodel with lots of windows for natural light, a freestanding tub and dark tile flooring
2. Bathroom Upgrades

Bathrooms are another area where remodeling can increase your home’s property value. Updating fixtures, installing new flooring, and replacing old vanities can all make a big difference. You may also consider adding a new shower, tub, or luxurious spa-like bathroom.

Outdoor living space with a large stacked-stone fireplace and peaked roof
3. Adding a Deck or Patio
Outdoor living spaces are popular, especially in places like the Bay Area. Decks and patios provide beautiful and functional spaces for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying the great outdoors.

The nice thing about outdoor spaces is that there is a project to match every budget. You may want to opt for a simple and functional design, or you may want to go all out with a luxurious outdoor kitchen and dining area.

4. Updating Flooring
Flooring and wall finishes might be the most underrated projects for increasing a home’s value. Updating old carpeting, installing hardwood floors, or adding tile can instantly update the look and feel of your home.

5. Energy-Efficient Upgrades
Nothing increases a home’s value, like decreasing the cost required to run it. Upgrading your windows, adding insulation, and installing a new HVAC system can all make a big difference in your energy bills and your home’s comfort. Solar panels will not make your home more efficient, but they are a great way to decrease energy costs.

Attic addition with only the drywall finished and scaffolding around
6. Additions

Whether you opt for a finished basement or a new addition, adding more space to your home can make it more functional and appealing to potential buyers. With additions, it’s all about what you need and complements your home’s style and proportions. If you have young children, you may want to consider adding a family room or playroom. If you’re empty nesters, you may want to create a luxurious master suite or a home office.

7. Enhancing Curb Appeal

The front entrance creates the first impression of your home, and changes in this area can boost a home’s overall value. Adding a new front door or a fresh coat of paint to your existing door, updating the light fixtures, and adding planters can create a fresh, welcoming look to your home. More expensive changes, such as adding siding or new trim, repainting the whole house, and redoing the landscaping, may be worth the expense if your home is outdated relative to other houses in your area.

Whether you are considering a kitchen renovation, bathroom upgrade, or outdoor living space changes, there are a variety of ways to increase the value of your property. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and we can help you weigh the cost/benefit of the projects you want to undertake.


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