Some home improvements pay off more than others.
If you’re contemplating a home improvement, it can be helpful to know which projects give you the highest Return on Investment (ROI). The thing is, while you may want to focus your efforts on more valuable upgrades, don’t totally discount others if you plan on staying in your home for a while and you’ll get a lot of use out of them.
Here are some of the most profitable home improvements:
By refinishing your hardwood floors, it’s possible to recoup 100% of the costs. However, installing brand-new wood
flooring has only a slightly lower return.
Besides increasing the value of your home, energy efficient windows save you heating and cooling costs throughout
the year. Even better, install energy efficient cellular shades, too, for even more savings.
While the value of a deck varies by region, wood decks typically bring in the highest recoup value nationally —
although, composite decks recoup only slightly less. Just remember that a wood deck requires a lot of upkeep.
When painting the interior of your home, concentrate on high-traffic areas like your kitchen and bathroom. If the
exterior of your home has ever been painted, you’ll need to repaint before you sell — but touch-ups may be enough.
As a general rule, if your home is already in good shape, focus on projects that will improve its appearance. First impressions are everything!
Fresh Ideas from Hunter Douglas