Home projects are a great way to increase your home’s resale value. However, they can sometimes be expensive, so it’s important to plan your projects carefully to maximize the return on investment. Some projects are very personal in nature, and they might not appeal to most buyers in the future. These types of investments have little or no return, but they can still cost you dearly. However, particularly if you’re planning to sell your home in the near future, the following improvements will almost certainly add value:
Adding Loft Insulation
Anything that makes your home cheaper to run and maintain will increase your chances of getting a better price for it. Blanket loft insulation is one of the most effective and affordable ways to cut heating bills and, in many cases, you can easily install the insulation materials yourself. It’s a relatively easy home improvement project that you shouldn’t have any problem completing in a weekend.
Basement or Loft Remodeling
Expanding your home by way of a basement or loft remodeling project or even by building an extension can add far more value to your home than any other project. After all, if you can turn a two-bedroom home into a three or four-bedroom one, you can expect to get a far higher price for it. Nonetheless, the upfront investment certainly won’t come cheap, and you may need planning permission. On a similar note, remodeling a garage for the purpose of increasing the value of your home is usually a bad idea, since most buyers want to have somewhere to keep a car.
Improve the Kitchen
While you should avoid installing a highly personalized and luxury kitchen in most cases, a carefully thought out kitchen remodel can be an excellent investment. After all, today’s families often spend more time in the kitchen than in any other room, and a poorly maintained kitchen is usually a major turnoff. Even just a coat of paint can make a difference, but if your kitchen is starting to show its age, it might be time for a complete replacement.
Installing LeafGuard’s seamless gutter systems can also add value to your home by providing greatly improved protection from the elements. Our gutter systems never get clogged, so they require no climbing up the ladder as part of regular maintenance and cleaning routines. And they can handle any amount of rain, no matter how steep the roof. Many buyers place a premium on projects that improve their quality of life, like saving time on household chores.