5 Home Improvement Projects that Actually Pay Off

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Even if you’re not selling your house in near future, you need to think like a buyer. Why is this way of thinking essential? It’s essential because it will help you decide which home renovations you should actually perform. Before spending a fortune on expensive home projects, think about what could add value to your home. Thus, here are five projects that are guaranteed to pay off in the long run and help you love your home even more.

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Landscaping

Landscaping

Creative and inviting landscaping is something that could sell your house. If the exterior of the house is neglected and shabby, no buyers will want to come inside. As a result, upgraded landscape and curb appeal certainly pay off since they add plenty of value to your home. So, don’t be afraid to add a splash of color at the front. Additionally, for a better visual effect you can use only one color of the plants and flowers and only vary the heights. Also, don’t forget to maintain and trim the greenery in your garden or simply replace the overgrown shrubbery with flowering plants of different colors. If you want to go even further, you can make a focal point, such as a walkway and a fountain which will add plenty of value to your home.

Attic Conversion

If your attic is empty and neglected you are only losing money and space. Add insulation which will lower your utility bills and make sure to have foil vapor barrier installed down, towards your ceiling in order to prevent any moisture from coming inside your home. When it’s well insulated, you can consider repurposing it and turning it into another bedroom or an entertainment room. Also, consider installing a solar-powered attic fan which can save you plenty of money on cooling costs.

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Home Maintenance

Façade Maintenance

One of the things you definitely must invest in is a façade renovation and maintenance, as it is directly related to the overall appeal of your home. It is normal that a façade becomes worn out, so be clever when choosing materials to cover it with. Choose cladding system that is both an aesthetically appealing and cost effective, such as lightweight metal composite panels. Also, vinyl and brick cladding systems require low-maintenance and you can also wash them with water, but other materials may require more frequent cleaning. Note that depending of the material that is made of, façade should be maintained accordingly.

Bathroom Upgrades

Another essential room in your home is the bathroom. It should be clean and fully functional and you can redecorate it to create a spa-like feel. You can start by getting rid of old caulk in your tub or replacing the entire tub if it’s too old. Apply a fresh coat of paint on the walls and remove any signs of mold and spruce up the protection against it. Also, you should check your sink, shower and tub and resolve the blocked drain issues, if present. Lastly, you can replace the faucets and shower heads with some shiny modern new ones to provide contrast and elegance in your bathroom. Bathroom remodeling can be costly, but it is bound to have up to 100 percent return. 

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Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor Living Space

Even though it can be costly, adding a deck or a porch pays off since the curb appeal is elevated and you get to spend memorable moments there with your family. To add eye-appeal you can place decorative planters and some bold plantings to emphasize good features of your outdoor living space. Place some comfy furniture, add texture and your deck or porch addition will certainly pay off in many ways.

Homes require improvements from time to time, but you need to be careful what you’re doing. Don’t waste money on big renovations when there are smaller ones that can pay off even more.

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