If you’re wanting to make some improvements around the house, choose projects with a good return on your investment. Whether you’re planning to sell your home, or simply want to create more enjoyable living spaces, here are a few remodel ideas for increasing property value.

Add a Deck

A deck is an expansion of your living spaces that gives you a place to relax and unwind outside. Build a deck for your family to enjoy and, if it is well-maintained, you can expect to recoup most of that money when you sell your house. When choosing materials for your deck, select products that are attractive and durable. You’ll have to spend less time on deck maintenance if you use tropical hardwoods, aluminum, or composite decking.

Projects with a Good Return on Investment: Landscaping

Landscaping projects improve curb appeal. If you tackle these projects yourself, you will save a considerable amount of money and earn a higher ROI. Keep hedges neatly trimmed. Prune bushes near the home. Add flowers to boost the landscaping with a splash of color. Mulch spread around plants not only looks nice but also helps the soil retain moisture.

Improve the Front Entry

The front of your home is the first thing friends see when they come to visit. It’s also the first part of the home a potential buyer will notice. Improving the entryway will make your property more appealing and boost its value.

Replacing your outdated door with a modern, steel door provides a great ROI and improves security. Incorporate color by painting the trim or adding flower pots with colorful blooms. You can change the look of your front porch by adding decorative columns or new patio furniture. Finally, install new house numbers and an attractive new doormat.

Create an Attic Room

You can increase the value of your home by finishing the attic. Adding a new room offers a great return on investment. Convert your attic into an extra bedroom, library, or home office. Make sure your HVAC system can handle heating and cooling the new space or look into options for temperature control.

New Windows are One of the More Expensive Projects with a Good Return on Investment

Replacing the windows in your home is quite an investment, however, the money you will save on heating and cooling your home and the ROI makes this a worthwhile project. New windows will be more energy efficient and you’ll start to see savings on your utility bills. A potential buyer will find new windows to be an appealing feature of the property.

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