It’s time for a change around your house. Upon doing some research (or watching a few home remodeling shows), you’ve found your dream renovations, but they aren’t exactly practical. Before you throw in the towel, check out these projects that give you the change you want while putting money in your pocket later on.
People love looking at greenery, especially in urban areas. If you spruce up your yard a bit, when it comes time to sell your house, more people will be attracted to it because of the pretty exterior. Not only will it help you in the long run, but it’ll help you save immediately, too. Properly planted shrubs can fight erosion and potential flood damage around your home. Trees can shade your home, increasing the efficiency of your air conditioner 10-50%, which saves you money on electricity during those hot summer months. Trees can also help with the air quality and noise pollution around your neighborhood by potentially blocking out 50% of the noise you’re used to hearing. Sturdy trees also protect your structures from damaging storms.
If your kitchen hasn’t been remodeled for a few decades, you could definitely benefit from an upgrade. Replacing old appliances with energy-saving ones can save about 20% of the energy usage. When it comes to selling, kitchen upgrades have a return on investment of around 80%. Most people today look for a deep double sink, an eating area, and a walk-in pantry.
The average home has just over 1,900 square feet, and now buyers want more. They’re looking at around 2,200 square feet. If you’re adding on some extra space, consider adding a basement, a second story, or even a garage. Adding just 1,000 extra square feet can boost the selling price of your home 30%. You’ll get your use out of it, and it pays off in the long run!
Exterior Home Remodeling
If plants aren’t your forte, and you’re not interested in adding more space or changing what you use every day, how about reviving what is outside? Changing just the siding can give your house a whole new look and secure about an 80% return on investment when you go to sell. Consider a steel door! It’ll bring back its entire worth when you sell your home!
Home remodeling shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg, so do your research and find out what you want and how you can do it better. Upgrading to energy-efficient appliances or adding some greenery can help out the environment and your wallet.