A home improvement is not only necessary when you want to change the look of your home. The unstable economy and increasing price of everything has turned home improvements expensive. With this fact in mind, homeowners are wise enough to do home improvements that pays off for themselves. Here are some upgrades that will surely raise the value of your home.
1. Paint the entire house.
This is a major step up to your interior because old houses normally look old because of their fading paint. You can hire a professional to the paint job and make sure that you choose a color that does not only make your house bright, but also gives you a sense of joy and inspiration. Real estate agents, home stagers and interior designers recommend yellow for this matter.
2. Add or repair siding.
Siding pays back as much as 70 percent, studies show. The appearance of your single family home, condo or townhome is dramatically affected by the exterior siding. Replace your old siding now with fiber-cement siding and expect an estimated recoup of 88 percent on your investment.
3. Replace the entry door.
Aside from the landscaping, this is one of the first things that your visitors will see and meet before entering your house. Steel doors are great upgrades that improve curb appeal. They may be worth more than a thousand dollars, but this home improvement add on can pay back as much as 70 percent.
4. Update the kitchen.
You don’t have to buy a luxury house just to have a luxurious kitchen. Remodeling your kitchen can give you as much as 83 percent pay back on your investment. Granite counters, stainless-steel appliances, and new laminated counter tops are some upgrades that pay off. But if you have appliances that are still working in perfect condition, but are not stainless-steel, you can paint them with electrostatic paint for that metallic finish.
Home improvements can increase the resale value of your Washington home, but not all can so, choose wisely those that improvements can add value to your home.