Renovation is a hot word on the lips of so many people this year, with the cost of housing continuing to rise and renovation materials finally hitting an affordable number for the first time since the beginning of 2020.
Whether your property is older and needs a lot of work, or you want to push in the most value possible, these are some of the best renovation projects for anyone eager to increase their home’s value!
Update The Kitchen to Modern Tastes
How old are the appliances and surfaces of your kitchen? Homes built in the early 2010s may notice that low-quality ‘stone’ countertops are starting to yellow because of resin that’s mixed into them or coating them. Beyond this, the all-wite kitchen has become unpopular, leaving behind stained surfaces nearly impossible to keep clean in any kitchen.
One of the best updates any homeowner can do to increase their home’s value is to update the kitchen to more modern design choices. This means treated natural-wood-appearing surfaces and cabinets, updated appliances, and neutral paint colors besides white.
Ensure Your Home is As Well Insulated As Possible
Insulation is vital to every part of your home because it protects it from moisture, insect life, and temperature fluctuations. If you want to sell the idea that your home’s energy-efficient, add details like insulated roof panels and a smart thermostat to help drive this point home.
Consider going through and checking your windows and doors for any air leaks to ensure that there’s no chance they could be adding to a heating or cooling issue and checking if your home has continuous insulation. These will drop the heating and cooling bills over time and make a far more comfortable environment for future buyers.
Add Exterior Space to Lounge In
Many people are aching to get outside more often, and one of the best ways to do this is to offer outdoor lounging and entertainment space. Consider building a deck or updated entertainment area outside to allow people to gather in the fresh air.
If you want to take this further, you can create portions of your yard for different activities, from a fire pit to an outdoor kitchen, allowing the space to have many purposes at once.
Create Eye-Catching Details in Every Room
The best part of any home is the details: give buyers something that will stand out and inspire them. Research how to add molding to cabinets and what types of handles and knobs are most popular for doors and cabinetry in your area. Although these details may feel small, they add up over time and can leave buyers with the impression that the entire home is updated and in fantastic shape, even though all they’re noticing is a new faucet or light fixture.
Waterproof Spaces to Keep Them Moisture Free
Water is one of the most dangerous materials on Earth: so you must do everything you can to protect your property from it. With PMMA coating, you can add protection to your property and give it the chance to continue to be moisture free and capable of handling whatever weather or humidity your area deals with.
Moisture-resistant paint is also a good idea, especially on the exterior of your home, to ensure it’s not dealing with any issues that come with water or rain on it.
Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Curb appeal can be a game-changer in how many people want to look at your home or consider buying it, so take the time to give them something gorgeous to look at. This is the least expensive change you can make that will make the largest impact on your home’s value. Spend a couple of weekends deep cleaning and preparing your home’s exterior, adding flowers and greenery while also updating things like the paint on your porch, and replacing an updated mailbox.
Make Your Bathrooms Spaces of Relaxation
We all need a space where we can vanish away from the world and unwind at the end of the day, so why not make the bathrooms into a space like this? Updated bathrooms are a must in many properties, with shoppers looking for a five-piece bathroom in nearly any home they look at. This includes a bathtub, separate shower, two sink vanity, and a water closet for the toilet.
Although you may not have the space for all of this within your bathroom: don’t try to cut away closet space to add it. Storage space is extremely sought after, and maybe more important than an updated bathroom to some.
Every Home’s Value Can Be Increased Through Clever Renovation
The best renovations are able to add value to your home while also making sure it’ll have more utility to the future owners you’ll sell to. Take the time to consider which of these projects your property needs and how soon you can complete them!
Brian Jeffries is the content director for the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.