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Ways to Make Your Home Worth More

Your home is a huge investment, so why not make it worth as much as possible?  Below is a count down to the number one way to get the most bang for your homeowner buck.

#10:    Install New Windows

Installing new windows can be advantageous for more than one reason. They are not only important in terms of energy issues, but they are also a signal to a future buyer that the current homeowners have taken care of the house.

#9       Put In a Deck

There’s nothing better than relaxing on a deck in the summertime sun with a cool drink!  If you don’t already have one, it’s time to build one. When you add a deck to your home, you may recover approximately 76 percent return on your investment.  

#8       Bath Remodel

You can transform your ugly bathroom by finding more space.  It’s suggested you not build an addition.  Stealing space from an already existing area can be a better solution if you can find that extra square footage.  For example, open up a closet to make more room, create separate his-and-her areas with separate sinks, or add a skylight to bring in valuable natural light.

#7       Add a Coat of Paint

Adding a coat of paint is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to dramatically change the look of your home.  Here are some tips to a good paint job.  1)  If you can’t choose a color, bring in a professional color specialist to assist.  2) Think classic and neutral.  A future buyer needs to picture his or her things in the room.  Too much personalization can prevent that.  3) If you’re not a painter, hire a professional.  If you want to add value to your home, splash some color on those walls!

#6       Add on to the Attic

That unusable space above the garage is often to small and dusty to be useful.  Why not turn it into a bedroom?  You can add windows, recessed windows, hardwood flooring, built-ins and custom seating for added value.

#5       Build a Second Floor

Adding a second story on your home can do more than just increase the square footage.  That flat roof over the garage is a waste of space. Why not use all that dead space to build a master suite.  You will not only add space, but will add curb appeal.

#4       Revitalize the Kitchen

If you get creative you don’t have to spend a lot of money if you only make small changes.  For instance, take down that old, tattered wallpaper and paint it a neutral color.  Invest in stainless-steel appliances, and a new light fixture and you have a great-looking modernized space.  It is a fact that an updated kitchen is a huge draw for a potential buyer. Kitchens sell houses, so making an investment in your kitchen is definitely the way to go.

#3       Liven up the Landscaping

Is your yard thirsty for a makeover?  Remember, dirt and dead grass does not constitute a yard.  Turn you yard into a destination with new seating, water feature and luxurious plants.  Glamming up a mediocre yard is definitely the way to go.

#2       Get a New Roof

Is your roof the talk of the neighborhood?  Not in a positive manner?  Then, you should fix it.  A tattered roof gives people the impression that the homeowners aren’t taking care of their home.  If your roof is plain, flat or even turning a shade of green, this tells people there are major problems inside the house.  We recommend you replace those old three-tab flat shingles with architectural shingles that provide texture and depth.  This small change can really change the character and the feel of the house.

#1       And the No. 1 way to make your home worth more?  

SPRUCE UP THE SIDING

It may not be glitzy, but replacing siding is the No. 1 pick for home improvements that add value to your home.  This change can make a great first impression in the real estate world.  If your siding is in bad shape, your home is going to earn the prestigious title of a fixer-upper.  Old siding sets the stage for expectations of what potential buyers will find inside the house.  

Hopefully, you’ve gained some ideas and motivation to get started on a few projects before putting your home on the market.  And, if one of those projects is getting a new roof, contact Premo Roofing, because everyone deserves a Premo Roofing Experience.


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