The value of a home is wrapped up in everything from the neighborhood to the overall condition of the structure and grounds. To a certain extent, there’s only so much control you have over the wriggle room. Despite this fact, there are ways to increase your home’s value once you know more about the returns on investment. Here are four home upgrades that will actually make a difference when you sell your home.
Energy efficiency is a hot topic today, brought on by the need to conserve our limited resources. But a more efficient home can also spell huge savings for homeowners who are tired of high utility bills. If your appliances are on the outdated side, swapping them out for better models will improve the home’s value both in terms of aesthetics and practicality. You can consider anything from low-flow toilets to solar panels to a smart thermostat system. You can also upgrade the insulation to ensure all your treated air stays indoors.
When it comes to home renovation, experts recommend keeping it small. There’s no use spending $30,000 on a renovation if the price range of your home is between $150,000 and $175,000. In fact, most experts recommend painting a room if you want to conserve your budget. It’s a relatively inexpensive project that can instantly make the room warmer and more inviting. You can also get creative if you happen to have the DIY skills. For example, some contractors will sell extra scrap materials (e.g., granite, stone, etc) for a heavy discount. Visiting different developers in your area could give you an easy way to redo your countertops without overspending.
When homeowners think of upgrades and renovations, a new roof isn’t the most common idea. But, according to Remodeling.hw.net, a new roof has a better return on investment than a major kitchen or a bathroom remodel. And, a roof replacement has other benefits as well. You can improve your home’s energy efficiency by upgrading the roof ventilation. Plus, a new roof can improve the outside appearance of your home, helping it make a great first impression on potential buyers. Last, a strong roof provides peace of mind, easing worries about future maintenance or the possibility of unwanted leaks.
Laundry rooms near the bedrooms, fences to keep the dog in, storage lofts in the garage: these are the kinds of practical touches that can inspire a buyer to bid just a little higher than they would have without. For the most part, buyers don’t need to see extravagant luxuries in Georgia, but they will be attracted to the tangible benefits of these kinds of small upgrades.
If you’re considering upgrading your roof, the roofing professionals at Assurance Residential would be happy to provide a free estimate and consultation. Our approach is honest, fair and pressure-free. We are a locally-owned business based in Lawrenceville, GA, and serving the surrounding areas, including Gainesville, Cumming and Decatur. Call us today at 404-600-ROOF or fill out our form to schedule a free consultation and estimate.