If you’re looking to sell your home at some point but want to make sure you get the best price possible from the sale, you’re probably already remodeling. Getting a roof replacement or new roofing installation, or having the siding repaired, are good places to start for improving the value of your home.
But there are other ways that you can drive up the curb-appeal and value of your home that don’t require tremendous work. Something as easy as replacing wood windows or older windows can do the trick.
Window Replacement Benefits
Selling your home after a window replacement can lead to a return on investment of up to 77% of the total cost. Add in the extra curb-appeal, and maybe the energy saving benefits if you replaced single-pane windows, and you could see a significant gain in monetary value.
Most people don’t know this, but homes from the mid-1990s that have single-pane glass and wood windows are extremely energy inefficient. This glass allows heating and cooling to seep out easily, raising the price of your energy bills. Replacing them is a good way to increase value.
Not only that, but you could also change the style of the home by doing so, giving it a whole new appearance and feel. The lighting changes from new window designs or placements could make a room feel entirely different, and that can add value.
But there are other things you can replace, too, that boost value.
Replacing the Front Door
Replacing the front door to your home can add security, first and foremost. New locks and a steel door make it harder to break into, and that can lower the insurance costs of the home. Not only that, but a new steel door can lead to a 92.7% return on investment on its own.
And that’s not counting the added value the security or the appearance of the new door can bring. You might increase your home’s value more than the door cost.
So there are a lot of ways that you can add value to your home, and not all of them have to be super expensive. You can replace a few panels of glass or a front door and see a large return on your investment. And in the end, that’s what you were aiming for.