When making home improvements it can be hard to know where to start. You should make improvements to help you enjoy your home more, but also to be more attractive to future homebuyers should you sell your home in the future. Home improvements that pay off the most include green energy improvements, kitchen renovations, and bathroom refreshes.
Green Energy improvements
Green energy improvements can help your home be more efficient and feel more comfortable. One improvement you can make is to replace the windows. Windows can be easily overlooked, and they do have a lifespan. Replacing your windows will help to keep the temperature in your home more stable and reduce the work for your HVAC. In addition to windows, you can replace your water heater and plumbing to increase your energy and water efficiency. Another improvement you can make is to have solar panels installed to reduce your home’s energy usage.
Kitchens are a major selling point for a home. Therefore, a kitchen renovation is worth the cost. Kitchen renovations can increase your home value by 20%. You can make small changes to your kitchen such as changing cabinet color, updating backsplashes, or replacing the countertops. You can do a more extensive renovation to fix a layout, add cabinets and storage space, and upgrade materials that are aging. Once you are finished renovating you may want to upgrade your appliances to fit your updates. The new appliances will also help your home be more energy efficient.
A bathroom remodel can give a great return on investment because the bathroom is a space used often in the home. There are many simple things you can do to improve your bathroom. You can replace toilets, flooring, fixtures, and paint the walls. You could make more extensive changes to your bathroom by increasing the size or improving the layout. While you are refreshing your bathroom, don’t forget to check the faucets and plumbing to make sure it is in working order. You can also upgrade your water heater and install a more efficient toilet.
Knowing where to start with home renovations is a big decision. You should focus on areas of the home that will offer the most return on investment while also providing you comfort and enjoyment. You can focus on one area at a time to save some money, or update all at once.
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