If you are planning on selling your home and are looking to get the best price, here are the 10 best home improvement ideas to generate the best return.
- Remodel the Kitchen
Kitchen Remodels provide the most value in terms of home renovations, not only that it provides some aesthetic appeal. Your kitchen renovation can be small such as adding a tile backsplash and some paint or you can opt to gut the kitchen right down to the studs and make structural changes. It really depends on your budget and what you have to work with.
- Replace the Roof
Roofing materials have come a long way in the past decade or so and changing the roof can alter the whole look and character of your home. There are energy efficient and fire resistant materials that are now available in designer colors. Roofs are also something you can’t afford to mess around with, a leaky roof can cause structural damage to your home.
- Add a Deck
Decks not only add value to your home they make a great outdoor living space. Summer spent relaxing on the deck with a cool drink after work are idyllic.
- Update the Bathroom
Kitchens and bathrooms sell houses so you need to look at your bathroom as more than a place to take a shower. There are lots of different things you can do to update the bathroom. Start with new paint and fixture or go all out and create a complete spa like oasis right in your home. Your only limits are money and space, find a way to work within those and build the bathroom of your dreams.
- Basement Waterproofing
Waterproofing is not just for resale but to keep your home mold free and structurally sound. The last thing you want are foundation problems or seepage. Waterproofing your basement is a must if you want to keep your home standing and healthy.
- Repurposing a Space
Take any unused space in your home such as your basement or attic and convert it into usable space, this can be another bedroom or bathroom, office space, or man cave. Maximizing space maximizes value.
- Create a Patio Area
Even if you have already added a deck to your backyard now it is time to make it livable. Create a space with seating and a patio so you can enjoy the back yard and create a social atmosphere.
- Add Some Curb Appeal
The front of your house is the first thing that people or potential buyers are going to see and fair or not, they will judge your entire home by what they see here. A well maintained yard makes the house look loved.
- Finish the Attic
If you can turn it into a functional living space then do so, get creative with design and renovations.
- Get a New Door
Surprisingly a new door provides the best value per dollar spent. A brand new brightly colored steel door makes people feel safe and can make your house look cared for.