No matter if you just purchased your home, you purchased it as an investment home, or if you have had it for a while and it is your full-time residence, there will be times now or down the road when you want to make renovations. Sometimes, you might know exactly what you want to do, but other times, it can be hard to pin down the best improvements for your home specifically. That’s why I wanted to take the time to write this post on home improvement projects that will serve you well. These should be a game-changer for any home or family!
A Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel
If there is one investment that you might want to make when it comes to re-sale value, it is probably your bathroom or kitchen. Putting money into these two areas of your home will always give you a better sell price down the road, if that is something you are worried about (truly, everyone should have this in the back of their mind). Just how worth it? According to the RenoFi Renovation Index, on average, you’ll be able to recoup somewhere between $13,688 (64% of the project’s cost) for a midrange remodel and $37,995 for an upscale remodel (56.6% of the project’s cost). Keep in mind: not all renovations or improvements need to be “big” ones. Something as simple as a new coat of paint can make a big impact on the general look of a bathroom. This goes double if the room shows any sign of mildew or other types of water damage (though if this is the case, you’ll want to address the actual problem too, and not just hide it behind some primer). Painting is a good renovation project to DIY, particularly in the bathroom, which is usually a small space. Use painter’s tape to streamline the look, and choose a neutral color that will have more widespread appeal.
A Roof Inspection + Replacement
Another good improvement? A roof replacement! Or at least a roof inspection from Greater American Roofing. They offer a free roof inspection in Alpharetta GA, which is such a nice perk for homeowners and business owners. They offer system warranties backed by their manufacturer for up to 50 years… Most other contractors simply do not and cannot offer this. The reason why Greater American Roofing does? Because they are a GAF Certified Contractor, and uses only in house crews that are trained and certified as well. Pretty neat!
They say, “The roof over your head plays a vital part in preserving the value and safety of your home or business. And the life of your roofing system is clearly dependent upon the manner and quality of the installation as well as the quality of the materials your roofing contractor uses. We’re very proud of the sterling record Alpharetta we’ve earned in Atlanta Metropolitan Area for top quality roof replacement and reroofing work as well as our dedication to craft…something we call the Crystal difference. We also truly understand that you have many choices available to you when it comes to having your roof replaced, so whether it’s cedar, metal, asphalt shingles, slate, or a complete tear-off and roof replacement you need, Greater American Restoration is qualified for the job and always here for you when you need us.”
Adding more energy efficiency into your home isn’t just good for the environment, it’s good for your home’s resale value, too. Your shower, sink, and toilet can all be optimized for low flow, which means less water usage and more savings on your water bill. It’s a strong pull for buyers too, so when you’re making changes to fixtures in your bathroom go for the picks that promise to use energy. When it comes to the rest of your house, you could add better insulation, a composting system, better fans (using less energy), smart home technology, and so much more.
If there is one thing that will serve you well, it’s a comfortable home, and sometimes, furniture makes that happen. Updating your furniture can be expensive, but think about how long you will have that furniture for. If you are anything like me, probably a while, and that (to me, at least) is very worth it!
Last but not least, a home improvement that you could make is expanding your land. Obviously, not everyone can do this, but if you have a home that backs up to woods, land, or another home with land, you could try to expand. If you have land, but it’s unusable due to trees or something else, try to open that land up, and put it to use!