Projects That Increase A Home’s Value

Home improvement projects are something that we all have grand ideas about but a home can quickly become a money trap if you are not smart with your project decisions. 

Projects That Increase A Home’s Value

We have written on this subject before (will link to the article further down) and generally I think you’ll find the most value in presentation projects. Of course you’ll always hear people say you need to remodel the kitchen but be careful with this, they can cost a lot of money! Projects like fancy swimming pools are rarely a good idea!

Projects That Increase A Home's Value

Projects That Increase A Home's Value

First lets look at what a few other sites are saying and then i’ll talk a little more….

Right Contractors

  • Update Your Kitchen
  • Make Your Bathroom Modern
  • Landscape Your Yard
  • Create Lots of Storage
  • Make Your Home Appear New

More details and source here.

Prudential Fox & Roach Realters

  • A Home Office Remodel
  • Renovate or Add a Family Room
  • Replace the Roof
  • Landscape Your Yard
  • Replace Old Windows
  • Remodel Your Basement
  • Paint
  • Remodel Your Kitchen
  • Remodel or Add a Bathroom

More details and source here.

Yahoo Voices

  • Any type of bathroom remodeling is usually a safe bet to increase home value.
  • The kitchen should be a high priority when making renovations.
  • Outside remodeling projects that increase curb appeal will always give a nice return on investment.
  • Finishing off additional space in the basement will add value in the form of extra living space.

More details and source here.

Projects That Increase A Home’s Value

The suggestions are all fairly similar and some obviously cost more than others. You have to respect some kind of budget and set it in stone. Going wildly over or decorating / remodelling for your own tastes is a one-way-street to losing cash when you come to sell. I think a lot of things such as painting to a high standard, doing large parts of your own remodel projects and just paying attention where it matters can go a long way to increasing the chances of an easier sell, well no sale is easy in this market, and one that yields a good healthy raise in value.

I go into a lot more detail on my ideas to achieve that in the post on Budget Home Remodeling Ideas. If you are interested please head on over, have a read and let us know what you think.

Also if you have any experience with projects that have helped with a sale and increased value I am sure we could all benefit from knowing what you did and how you did it so please leave a comment and get a discussion going.

Thanks for reading. – Projects That Increase A Home’s Value

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