Home Improvement Projects That Boost Your Home Value [2021 Edition]
Home improvement projects can be necessary and exciting, but they can also be quite an investment. That’s why it’s essential to choose the home improvement projects that will pay off by adding not just comfort and function but value to your home. The housing market is constantly changing, and the longer you’ve lived in your home without making improvements, it may have depreciated in value. You can boost your home value again by taking on these home improvement projects.
While some roofing problems will only call for roof repair, if you want to truly make a difference to your home value, go for a full roof replacement. This is an especially good idea if you plan to sell your home in the next few years. Roofs have advanced in terms of durability, energy efficiency, and even style over the years. A roof replacement will ensure that your roof is longer-lasting, that it holds up against the elements, and it will give your home a fresher appearance, boosting your curb appeal as well as your home value.
However, make sure you choose a roof replacement that’s worth it. Roof replacements are a big project and one you don’t want to have to repeat in a few years’ time. Do your research on roofing manufacturers, as well as roofing contractors. One way to be sure you have the right team is to find the most trusted manufacturer you can and then see what contractors they trust. For instance, GAF Roofing has a GAF Master Elite class that they give out to only the most meticulous roofers. When you work with us, you know that you’re getting not only top-tier roofing products but installation to back it up.
Entry Door Replacement
Your front door is one of the first things that people notice about your home. But it’s about more than just the curb appeal. Your entry door must also be strong enough to help protect your home from the elements, as any exterior portion of your house needs to be. A solid door will also help to protect your home from a potential home invasion and even pests. The right, durable entry doors will last for decades, with a fresh and low maintenance appearance that’s sure to impress guests and potential homebuyers alike, helping to raise your home value.
Garage Addition or Garage Door Replacement
Do you have a garage, or just a carport, or even just a driveway? A garage gives you a secure place to park your car, as well as additional storage space. You can use your garage for a hobby space, whether it’s to work on mechanical projects or even some carpentry or art. You can also add a second-story loft to your garage, which can serve as an extra bedroom or a short-term rental space. This is not only more secure for your car, but it’s sure to add value to your home.
Already have a garage, but it’s starting to look a little faded? Consider a garage door replacement. A new garage door will fortify the security of your garage and help it to look brand new, giving your entire garage the facelift it needs.
Repaint or Replace Siding
Fresh color can also be a boon to your home value. Though this is merely cosmetic, the aesthetics of the home matter — especially your exterior aesthetics. Often, potential homebuyers make a decision about your home simply based on curb appeal alone. If it looks faded and dull, they will be less likely to want to see the inside. If the paint has started to peel, they’ll assume the exterior is also clumsily constructed. If your home’s paint is faded, consider touching it up with a repaint or replacing the siding. The more vibrant the color, the more your home will stand out…to potential homebuyers and the housing market at large.
No one likes having to fight over the bathroom in the morning. The more bathrooms you have, the easier it is for those who live in the household… guests if you like to entertain. It will make things easier for the next people to own the house, as well, which is why adding a bathroom is a great way to add value to your home. And, of course, anything that adds square footage will increase home value, and a bathroom addition is a sure one to pay off.
Not sure where to start on home improvement projects or uncertain which home improvement project would most benefit your home? A good place to start, then, is with a home inspection. A home inspection is not necessarily a change to the home itself, but it is a chance to assess the state of your home and what needs to be changed or could be dragging down your home value. Make sure to hire a professional for your home inspection rather than simply doing it yourself. This will ensure that you don’t miss anything and that you have the best sense of direction moving forward towards home improvement changes.
Landscaping is a popular choice if you plan to stage your home so that you can sell it. It involves sprucing up your lawn, trimming hedges, curating flowerbeds, or generally giving your lawn a cohesive theme that draws the eye. Landscaping is a great way to boost your curb appeal and make your house stand out on the housing market. It can also increase your enjoyment of the lawn while you still live there.
If you need a replacement roof to boost your home value, Houston Roofing has the local expertise and reputation you need to achieve the best result. Contact us today to learn more or sign up for a free roofing estimate.