You get what you put in. It’s an old saying but it holds true for what you put your time, effort, and money into. Your home is likely your largest investment. And it probably goes without saying that for every investment you make in it, you want to get the most out of it. The best investment projects are ones you can enjoy now, but also get a profitable return on down the road.
Here are five high-return projects that will enhance the look and curb appeal of your home while also giving you increased home value.
Upgrade Your Front Door
Not all home upgrades have to be overly complicated or expensive. Replacing your front door is a great example. A simple change of your front door can instantly change the look of your home, making it more attractive and inviting. And you’ll welcome the low cost and high return on investment associated with this upgrade. Replacing an old door is also a great way to improve your energy efficiency, saving you more money now.
Replace the Home Siding
Because it takes up the largest part of the exterior, new siding can completely change the appearance and give you the look of a brand new home. Although a more extensive project up front, replacing your siding will save you time and money for maintenance for many years to come. With products like James Hardie fiber cement siding, you can expect almost no upkeep, all-weather durability, and a huge jump in curb appeal. This home upgrade gives you great benefits now and is one of the best ways to add resale value to your home.
Want to immediately add value to your home? Replacing your windows will do it. New windows can not only enhance the aesthetics of your home, they remain one of the highest return on investments when you go to sell your home. This is because they add value in appearance, efficiency, and your bottom line. With new energy saving windows, your heating and cooling will more effectively do their job while saving you on your monthly utility bills.
Build a Custom Deck
Having an outdoor living space is a big plus for homebuyers. Investing in a custom deck might be the upgrade project that gets you the most personal enjoyment now while providing significant resale value in the future. Choosing a product like Deckorator composite wood keeps the yearly maintenance low while keeping its alluring appearance. So, grab that burger off the grill and sit back on your new deck, knowing that this investment is giving you benefits now, and in the future when you put your house on the market.
Install a Fence
Most homeowners and future homebuyers want privacy, not to mention a safe place for pets and children to play. Adding a fence can provide purpose, improve the aesthetic border of your home, and also give future buyers the move-in ready feeling they are after. To maximize the added value, choose a high-quality solid fencing material like wood and have it professionally installed.
These investments today can bring you big returns tomorrow. And investing in your home just makes sense. If you are considering an exterior upgrade, we can help walk you through your options. Give us a call at 913-583-9889 to get started today!