Home Improvements That Can Add Value

Your home is a part of you and taking good care of it can be fun, and allows you the opportunity to put your own touch on the home. Home improvement projects will reap the biggest returns when it comes time to sell your home, and in the meantime, you will enjoy living in an updated space. Some renovations, such as full room remodels or updates you make to the entire home, will add more value than others. Here are some home improvements that can add value to your home.

Improvement Idea #1: An Updated Front Door.
This is a pretty easy and inexpensive update, adding instant curb appeal and beauty! According to a 2014 report in Remodeling Magazine, you can add about 96% of the amount you spend into the value of your home. If you don’t need a new front door right now, but you are in need of other doors either in the back of your home that exit into the patio or backyard, we can help with that, too. We offer a variety of sliding doors, too. Whatever door you are looking to replace our team at Lifetime Windows and Doors has sells a variety of Simonton and Milgard doors that will fit the style you prefer.

Improvement Idea #2: New windows.
If you live in a home that has old windows, there is a good chance that they are leaking and inefficient. Replacing windows with new, energy efficient windows will not only add value to your home, but they’ll keep your home warmer/cooler throughout the year and you will likely see a decrease in your utility bills because less energy will be wasted. Furthermore, you’ll notice how quiet they keep your home – you won’t hear as much noise coming from outside!

Improvement Idea #3: New roof.
If you’re considering selling your home soon and the roof is nearing the end of its life, or you just need a new roof due to age or damage, you should consider replacing it this spring. A new roof will add instant value to your home when you go to sell it. It will also enhance your home’s curb appeal and make it more aesthetically pleasing. In addition, it can give potential homebuyers peace of mind that they won’t have to replace the roof for a long time, and this could give you a competitive edge in the real estate market.

When it comes to remodels or updates, talk to our experts at Lifetime Windows and Doors. If you have any questions about what updates would bring the best return for your specific home and neighborhood, we are happy to help and provide you product options that fit within your budget.

Source:
Mears, Teresa. “Which Home Remodeling Projects Are Worth Your Money?”
U.S. News & World Report. March 7, 2014. Accessed online September 20, 2016.
http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2014/03/06/which-home-remodeling-projects-are-worth-your-money