Simple Renovations to Increase the Value of Your Home
August 2nd, 2022
Are you considering selling your home? Want to boost your return on your investment? Home renovations can boost or decrease the value. Need an idea of what improvements will do for the worth of your house it is critical to understand your housing market. Overdoing renovations by adding more than is required in the immediate area could result in overspending. Eagle Guard Storage wants you to have a successful home selling experience so we have some tips on what to consider for upgrades prior to listing your home. Creating a more livable space for relaxation such as adding a deck or renovating to help increase efficiency on bills like window replacements can be good investments to your current property. During the pandemic many homeowners chose to list their homes and many have enlisted the help of professionals to complete renovations. Let’s dive right in to some suggested renovations for your home!
The first thing that a prospective buyer will see when they enter your home is the entry door. Replacing an entry door can be an important investment for a seller. Most projects that will increase your home value will take much longer to complete and have a larger cost than a door replacement. Entry doors can be installed as a DIY or with the help of a professional. The type of material you choose for an entry door is important. Steel is durable and will not warp or crack, this may be a good option for you! Remember to double check measurements prior to making any cuts.
Consider your budget, the intended use, and the environment in which you live before starting a deck build. There is a wide variety of types of wood to choose from and each has its own pros and cons. Although the materials are not available everywhere and can require upkeep, cedar and redwood are easier woods to work with and offer insect resistance. Pressure treated lumber will be able to withstand staining and waterproofing but they do require some extra cleaning like restaining or resealing boards that crack and splinter. Depending on your background it may be necessary to hire a professional for a deck build. For lower level and ground level decks there are some great DIY projects on Pinterest and other platforms.
Wood siding, stucco, fiber cement, and vinyl siding are options for replacements. Vinyl siding does not rust, chip, or rot and is more budget friendly than the others. Because this type of siding does need to be installed with a little room to move it might be a good idea to hire a professional to assist with installation. Strong winds, hot and cold temperatures are all things that vinyl siding can withstand. This is also an eco-friendly option as it can be recycled at the end of its life.
Minor improvements to your kitchen can improve the look of your home without doing a major renovation. Upgrade appliances, refinish cabinets, even add new hardware can help make your kitchen look new and improved. Updating countertops and floors can make your kitchen more attractive to prospective buyers. If you are considering a larger remodel than these changes it is important to assess how much value it will add to your home.
An easy and inexpensive home renovation project is a garage door replacement. Replacing your garage door takes about six hours to finish. You can even reuse your current motorized opener and wiring. This is a great home investment that will go a long way toward selling your home, just like your front door, your garage door is another “face” of your home. Renovating your home in a simple, effective, inexpensive way that will increase the value prior to putting your house on the market is a great idea.
Eagle Guard Storage is hopeful that these improvements will make your home selling process easier. While renovating and preparing to move, consider renting a self storage unit from Eagle Guard Storage. Renting online is a breeze!