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How to Improve the Value of Your Home

Published on Wednesday March 13, 2024

Home improvements are an investment. They increase the resale value of your home and add to the overall quality of life. When considering renovations or improvements to your home, we know you want to get the best return on investment (ROI). Read on to learn how to improve the value of your home with a remodel or other upgrades. 

What Adds Value to a Home?

From small tasks like updating fixtures to major renovations like adding new rooms, there are multiple ways to increase your home’s value.

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Upgraded Appliances and Materials

Enhancing your home’s value often begins with revitalizing essential spaces like the kitchen or bathroom. Upgrade appliances or introduce new countertops to create a fresh and appealing atmosphere that resonates with potential buyers and adds lasting value to your property.

Added Living Space

Adding an extra bedroom or bathroom can notably boost your home’s value. Achieving this might involve constructing an extension or transforming an underutilized area like a basement into functional living quarters. This can cater to your immediate needs while enhancing your property’s market value.

Energy Efficient Modifications

Incorporating energy-saving improvements into your home, such as well-insulated windows and doors or energy-efficient appliances, can significantly enhance its appeal. Beyond the environmental benefits, these upgrades translate into immediate tangible savings on energy bills. This cost-effectiveness will boost buyer interest in your home while also saving you money.

Attractive Curb Appeal

The value of your home is significantly influenced by its curb appeal, which is the first impression it makes from the outside. This encompasses elements like landscaping, siding, roofing, and the overall visual charm of the exterior. Since it is the first thing potential buyers see, ensuring a well-maintained and attractive exterior will draw in potential buyers.

Up-to-Date Maintenance and Repairs

Addressing issues like leaks, ensuring structural integrity, and repainting walls upholds the aesthetic appeal of your home, and also prevents potential devaluation. By demonstrating your commitment to the property’s upkeep, you can ensure its long-term value and reassure potential buyers of a sound investment.

Updated Fixtures and Finishes

Elevating your home’s value involves investing in upgraded fixtures and finishes. These finishes can include luxurious hardwood floors, high-end kitchen appliances, or a lavish bathroom. Details add an upscale touch that resonates with discerning buyers.

Adding smart-home features such as programmable thermostats, security systems, and home automation will enhance your property’s appeal and worth. Catering to modern lifestyles can positively influence potential buyers, ultimately reflecting a higher market value.

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How to Improve the Value of Your Home

Here are some projects you can do right now to improve the value of your home.

New Windows

New windows enhance curb appeal by refreshing the exterior of your home. They also improve energy efficiency by lowering utility costs. Modern windows offer improved insulation, controlling indoor temperatures more effectively. This upgrade shows buyers a well-maintained home, making it a worthwhile investment that combines aesthetics, practicality, and financial benefits.

Stylish and Secure Doors

Replacing your home’s doors with a more aesthetically pleasing option creates positive curb appeal and first impression. It also enhances security. By combining style and safety, you increase market value and provide a sense of reassurance to potential buyers.

Roof Replacement

Beyond its functional significance, a new roof provides a sense of reliability to prospective buyers. Quality roofing safeguards the interior of your home from potential damage and improves curb appeal. This investment increases buyer confidence in the longevity and value of your home. Plus, it’s one less replacement cost they have to consider.

Bathroom Upgrades

Upgraded bathroom fixtures, like stylish knobs and faucets, elevate both aesthetics and functionality. A shower replacement or new bathtub can make your home more enticing to buyers seeking modern features. Additionally, incorporating aging-in-place features such as grab bars near the toilets, non-slip flooring, and walk-in showers can open the home’s appeal to a broader audience. 

These improvements increase market value and cultivate an inviting and adaptable space that resonates with potential buyers’ preferences and needs.

Improve Your Home’s Value with Long Home Products

Long Home Products is here to help you increase your home’s value with strategic upgrades and renovations. We’re proud of the expert home remodeling projects we’ve completed along the East Coast over the last seven decades. 

Whether you’re looking to install energy-efficient windows or replace an aging roof, make Long your first phone call. Contact us to get started and receive a free estimate today!

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