By working on several suggested projects now, you can enjoy the benefits and updates that add value to your home and improve further the quality of life of your family. Take for example taking on green projects, once your upgrades yield its desired outcomes, you gain back what you’ve spent and even get a margin of profit even as there’s payoff in being cost efficient and energy saving.
Who knows, by deciding to stay home more and improving its current state, you may eventually decide against moving and reselling.
Projects that add better home value with home improvements are:
- Have a kitchen makeover
Updating the room in the house where there is possibly the most activity, the kitchen, has its payoff. Most people consider the heart of the homes to be the kitchen. Though with some they consider it to be a battlefield. Around 60% to a little over a hundred is your recovery plus profit in a kitchen remodeling. It is expected for families to check the kitchen when they inspect on a buying tour. Wives especially want to know how they can build their new kitchen into their lifestyles and daily necessities.
- Plan well and don’t overspend.
Consider the kitchen as the arms and legs of the homes so it should retain being part of a whole. Do not overspend on a kitchen makeover. Making it fancier than the rest of the house will make it a sore thumb. Buyers may even end up thinking it’s more expensive too to maintain as it’s been spruced up to impress and not to perform. Consider too the ones in the neighborhood if it makes an altogether different atmosphere. Standing out is good but consider the entirety of the home experience instead of one room being prominent than the rest.
- A high end kitchen, really?
This is an example of what we’re talking about, if you see a historic home in a good neighborhood and consider its old world charm and all, one can easily say it’s going to be a beeline for buyers, right? Wrong. If you look closely [inside of course], you may be able to determine why it’s not moving for the past years. Inside is an upgraded kitchen easily costing $60,000. Would that fit your imagination of a well esteemed house built in the 1900 and all its history? The kitchen is misplaced and would have looked better in a restaurant or a hotel even.
As sophisticated as it may look, it didn’t serve its purpose in consideration of the house in its entirety. The size of the kitchen, its trappings of appliances, splash tiles, countertops are all excesses. So keep that in check.
- Paint the house red.
Not literally, of course, but a splash of new color will always do wonders. No fail. This reminder is the best bang for buck on a home improvement plan. Prices of a kitchen remodel may run from $5,000 to a little over $50,000. That may even be exceeding your entire budget for the rest of the rooms. Modern colors easily upgrade the look and feel of any room without biting your leg and arm.
Paint is relatively cheap and the easiest to do and get done with. In terms of being eco friendly, paint also does the job. This is called low VOC paints. Dangerous chemicals are not present like benzene so it’s safer for your family to breathe in even post application.
- Energy efficiency
Old appliances evoke great memories but if you consider its long term health both in itself or in your utilities cost, it may not be quite so. Replace ones with a more energy efficient rating. Stars are used to indicate how better they are for the environment.