You don’t have to be planning on putting your home on the market to work on remodels. You should make remodeling your home a regular habit so that you maintain its value and ensure your family’s continued safety and comfort. That said, some home remodeling projects aren’t worth your time and money, while others can offer you amazing returns, especially when done properly. Similarly, there are some projects that you should prioritize based on the specific season you’re in. Take a look at some of the important projects you ought to prioritize this year and decide on the ones to start with.
The kitchen can never be left out of a list comprising the best home improvements. This is because of the impact this space has on the entire house. That said, a kitchen remodel done right can give your home’s value an instant boost, promising you improved function and appearance.
There are also many elements that you can focus on during a remodel depending on the outcome that you’d like to prioritize and your budget. This is a project that you can be sure will yield amazing returns as it’s backed by a study done by the National Association of Realtors. This study found that 93% of people in a poll said they wanted to be at home more since they completed their kitchen, while 95% said they felt more enjoyment while they were home.
The roof is another important project to work on, given the fact that the roof does a lot for your home. Keep in mind that the Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling in 2019 found that an average homeowner in America spends $22,636 on a new asphalt shingle roof that’s of midrange quality. On average, this new roof increases the value of the home by $15,427, working out to 68% of the investment. Clearly, you can improve your home’s value considerably, while at the same time boosting safety and curb appeal, by replacing an old, worn roof that may be on the verge of failure. If the roof isn’t old or damaged enough to be replaced just yet but is in need of repairs, don’t hesitate to work on it either.
The Garage Door
Remember that the garage door of your home acts as one of the entrances into your house. This means that it plays a big role in terms of safety. Since it’s also clearly visible from the street, it can also impact the curb appeal of your home. All of this makes it important to add a garage door repair or replacement to your list of projects to work on this year. Additionally, replacing your home’s garage door has a return on investment of almost 94% and can help boost your home’s resale value, according to Remodeling Magazine.
Finally, your landscape should also be one part of your home that you work on this year. You can make it more functional by adding furniture to it so you can relax comfortably outdoors. You can also make your home safer in general by adding lighting to the landscape. This will deter most potential burglars as they’ll have a hard time finding somewhere to hide and attempt to break into your home. Last but not least, you can add a water feature or even a colorful garden to improve its function and give it more life.
If you can work on these areas of your home before the year ends, then you’ll be sure to notice the improvement. Your family will also be happy that you worked on them because they’ll feel more comfortable and happy while at home. With a good plan, you can get all these projects done and therefore give your home a much-needed positive change.