5 Spring Remodeling Projects To Increase Your Home’s Value
This week marks the official start of spring! With spring comes the act of whipping your house into shape for the summer with everything from cleaning to remodeling, and repairs. However, home remodeling is not what it used to be. Gone are the days of uber-luxurious renovations that took place during the market peak of 2004-2005. Today’s budget-mindful buyers want homes that are affordable, energy efficient, and sustainable. Lucky for you, if you are looking to remodel there are plenty of remodeling project options available for you to increase the value, efficiency, and sustainability of your home.
The first thing anyone sees of your house is the exterior. It’s important to give a good first impression and new siding can help with just that. According to the 2009-2010 Cost vs. Value Report, siding replacement increased home value with an average return on investment of 79.9%. Of course, looks aren’t everything. It’s also important to look for siding that is sustainable, long lasting, and eco-friendly. All of these factors will add a great amount of value to your home.
More space is always welcomed. Adding space to your deck through a deck addition can increase its functionality by opening up new places to entertain and relax with the family. HGTV claims that homeowners can expect a 65-90% return on investment for a deck addition or remodel. With staycations becoming increasingly popular, outdoor living spaces have become far more desirable.
The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a house, which makes it one of the most essential selling points for prospective buyers. In fact, according to HGTV, homeowners can expect a 60-120% return on investment for a kitchen remodel. Keep in mind that it’s important to first assess your needs. A complete kitchen overhaul may not be necessary, but energy efficiency is the key. Newer, more energy efficient appliances on average use 10-15% less energy and water than ordinary appliances. New kitchen appliances can add great appeal and functionality to any kitchen making them a wonderful investment for any home.
Energy Efficient Window Replacement
We can’t stress enough that in today’s market energy efficiency is one of the most important factors buyers consider. To prospective buyers, outdated, drafty single-pane windows are a huge turn off. Adding Energy Star rated windows can save homeowners up to $500 per year in heating and cooling costs. Furthermore, according to HGTV, homes that install Energy Star rated windows can expect a 60-90% on investment.
New Paint Job
A new paint job is hands down the most inexpensive and time-effective way to give any home a fresh new look. Coating your house in fresh paint with a modern color can go a long way towards updating the look and feel of any room in your house. However, color isn’t the only factor to consider. You may want to think about using low-VOC paint. Low-VOC paint makes homes more eco-friendly and allows families to avoid breathing in dangerous chemicals like benzene, the off-gas from regular paint.
In considering to take on one or more of these remodeling projects, keep in mind that Majic Window offers 2 out of 5 of these remodeling services. Majic has the longest lasting and most energy efficient siding and replacement fiberglass windows on the market. Don’t just take our word for it. Listen to what our customers have to say and make sure to choose Majic Window for your next remodeling project!