7 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home
Updated: Aug 1
When you put a significant amount of time, work, and money into your home, it’s nice to know that your efforts aren’t in vain. That’s because many improvements you make to your home will actually increase the value. Of course you want it to be as functional and aesthetically appealing as it can be while you reside there, but you also want a return on your investment if you ever have to sell. Elevated Roofing & Siding is sharing seven improvements you can make that will increase the value of your home.
1. Renovate Your Dated Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the first spaces that potential buyers will view inside a home. They say the kitchen sells the home, which also means that a dated kitchen can potentially hinder a sale. Your home may not sell as quickly or for your asking price with an older, unappealing kitchen. On the other hand, a newly renovated kitchen can yield a 70-80% return on your investment.
2. Paint the Exterior of Your Home
Painting your home’s exterior is one of the best ways to boost the value of your home. Depending on the type of siding you have, you may need a fresh coat of paint on the outside of your house every few years. If your current paint isn’t in the best shape, it will be hard for anyone to see past that. On the other hand, new paint will make your home look new as well.
3. Update Your Bathrooms
Just as with a kitchen, updated bathrooms are a selling point for a house. Even if your vanities and bathtubs have a lot of life left, there are always new features you can add to your bathrooms to make them more functional for your family. For example, many homeowners choose to convert their bathtub to a walk-in shower as their family ages and their needs change.
4. Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
There are a variety of ways that you can make your home more energy efficient, ranging from more budget-friendly to larger investments. You can start with a programmable thermostat, and then install an energy-efficient HVAC system when the time comes for a replacement. As your older appliances reach the end of their lifespan, replace them with models that consume less energy and water. Don’t forget the little things, like energy-efficient light bulbs.
5. Upgrade Your Landscaping
Adding new landscaping can be quite an investment, but you don’t need to do it all at once. Whether you prefer to hire a professional landscaping company or you plan to do everything yourself, the costs can still add up quickly. Working on your exterior space a little each year, as time and money allow, will add to the beauty of your home and make it more aesthetically appealing.
6. Repair or Replace Your Roof
There isn’t much that devalues a home more than a roof in disrepair. That’s also something that can scare off potential buyers if you are trying to sell. If you are experiencing some issues with your roof, that also doesn’t necessarily mean you need a new one. Let our experts provide a free evaluation to determine whether or not your roof actually needs to be replaced.
7. Replace Your Windows
Brand new windows not only boost your curb appeal, they can also increase your energy efficiency. Between the annual savings in your utility bills, possible tax credits, and the return on your investment, replacement windows are an ideal way to improve both the curb appeal and value of your home.
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Elevated Roofing and Siding offers a variety of services from experts who can completely transform your home. We can provide roofing, siding, gutters, masonry, concrete, and many other services to improve your home. Contact us at (937) 248-1362 if you would like a free estimate. We serve customers in the Dayton area and surrounding communities including Troy, Tipp City, Vandalia, Englewood, West Milton, Centerville, Beavercreek, and beyond.