Whether you just bought your first home, or you’ve been in yours for years, chances are you are always on the lookout for ways to increase the value of your property. Between small DIY projects and large-scale remodeling or installations, it can be hard to decipher which represents the best bang for your buck. The last thing you’d want to do is invest thousands of dollars into a home improvement project just to find that the return on your investment isn’t quite what you had hoped for.
Hurricane Fence Company is here to take the guesswork out of the equation with a list of a few projects with the highest potential return on investment. Read on to learn more!
Kitchens & Bathrooms
When it comes to a home's interior, Fortune Builders may have put it best: “There are essentially two types of rooms that sell homes: kitchens & bathrooms.”
Both of these rooms present many opportunities to bolster your home's value; in some cases without a full remodel!
The kitchen is full of opportunities to increase your home's overall value. While a major or even a minor remodel may be the first place your mind goes, there are smaller projects you can take on if you didn’t want to deal with the process of a full makeover.
For example, adding a backsplash is a great way to breathe some color and personality into a bland kitchen. New appliances are also a great way to modernize your kitchen and have the added benefit of functionality if you are planning to wait to sell your home down the road.
Bathrooms are very similar: yes, a full remodel is great, but if you are looking to take it step by step, there are plenty of options for you. Tiling is a great place to start, as it is something you can easily learn to do yourself (depending on the complexity of your bathrooms layout).
Another great option is replacing your tub and/or shower. Everyone loves a good shower. Making yours one that potential buyers find luxurious or even just roomy can go along way in getting the kinds of offers you want.
Increasing your curb appeal is essential when looking at the value of your home. Your curb appeal represents your home's first impression with potential home buyers. If you’ve been in the market for a home before, you probably have spent a fair few weekends just driving by homes you’ve found for sale online. Make sure your home's first impression leaves potential buyers saying, “WOW,” with these ideas.
Roofing & Siding
Roofing and siding are essential aesthetic elements that buyers ALWAYS take into consideration. Apart from aesthetics, however, well-maintained or even new roofing & siding shows buyers that you have taken the time to keep up with your home's needs. Modern roofing & siding materials are also fantastic insulators that help cut down on heating and cooling costs.
Landscaping is a phenomenal way to increase your curb appeal. Trimmed trees and bushes along with a garden or flower beds really make your house look like a home, something potential buyers always have on their minds.
If you are looking at long-term solutions, you can begin working on your own landscaping at any time. The process can be both challenging & rewarding, with many people finding true enjoyment in it. If you are looking to sell your home fast, professional landscapers can give your property a facelift in a matter of days.
For families with kids and/or pets, a usable, functional fence is almost always close to the top of their “must-have” lists. A fence represents security, safety, privacy, and freedom, all of which are incredibly important to homebuyers.
If you are looking for a quick way to add a lot of value to your home and it doesn’t already have a great-looking fenced-in yard, you may want to call around your local fence contractors for some free quotes.
If your yard is already fenced in but needs some repairs or even a replacement, you’ll want to get that done as soon as possible if you are trying to sell.
If you are in the Richmond or Norfolk, Virginia areas and looking for a trusted, experienced contractor to get your fence ready for buyers, contact Hurricane Fence by calling 804-353-6030 today to see how we can help!
Get The Biggest Bang For Your Buck
Home improvement projects are expensive. There’s no getting around it. For that reason, considering the return on investment for your home improvement is imperative. We hope that this list has helped you identify some ways to not only improve the form and function of your home but also increase your home's overall value.
Between interior and exterior projects, there is no shortage of opportunities to be taken. Do your research and make the choice that makes the best sense for you, your home, and, if selling is in your near future, potential buyers.