Home Improvement Projects That Pay Off

Have you considered selling your home some time down the road? If you don’t plan to stay in your home forever, there are a few things you can do in your home now to increase the value of it, should you plan to sell later on. Several home improvement projects can have a surprisingly good effect on your home’s perceived value, which can really help you when it comes time to put your home on the market.

Sep 23, 2013

Have you considered selling your home some time down the road? If you don’t plan to stay in your home forever, there are a few things you can do in your home now to increase the value of it, should you plan to sell later on. Several home improvement projects can have a surprisingly good effect on your home’s perceived value, which can really help you when it comes time to put your home on the market.

  1. To increase the perceived value of your home, install new lighting in your bathroom. You would be amazed at what some brighter and more energy efficient LED lights can do to your bathroom vanity! They are versatile and have impressive longevity. Installing lighting bars on either side of your vanity mirror will give more attractive illumination to images in the mirror; just these small changes in your bathroom can pay off big, with return on your investment being at least 70%,

  2. Replacing old and drafty windows and doors in your home can pay off a great deal; replacement home windows can offer energy savings by keeping the heated or cooled air inside your home, where it belongs. Replacement windows and doors can be chosen to match your home’s current style and you can choose window pane options that reduce U/V rays and insulate your home better than your current windows. Adding new energy efficient vinyl windows can help give you an energy efficient home, allowing you to recoup up to 70% of the project cost in added home value.

  3. Install a programmable thermostat in your home. This clever little thermostat will help you save even more money on your heating and cooling bills by only keeping your home at the most comfortable temperature while you are there. Your heated or cooled air will be kept to a minimum while you are away from the home; you can simply program the thermostat with your daily schedule and it will do the rest, keeping your home the right temperature for you all year round. This little addition to your home can save you a significant amount on your energy bills and most buyers expect to see a programmable thermostat when house hunting. This can also make your home more marketable in the future.

Selling your home can be a tough decision, but if you know that it is right for you, these home improvement projects will help to increase the value of your home for when it’s finally time to sell.

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