Enhancing your home’s curb appeal doesn’t only add to your enjoyment of your home, it also adds value.
Here are the improvements that typically provide the best ROI.
Beautiful landscaping is the number one way you can up the value of your home, giving you between 86% and over 100% return on your investment. Here are some simple ways to add value:
- Lawn: green, weed-free, and cleanly edged
- Garden: manicured shrubs, tidy flowers, fresh mulch, no weeds
- Yard: no wild areas or junk
- Walkways: pressure washed and, if needed, modernize with new stone or concrete and solar lights to illuminate the path
Increase Outdoor Living Space
Increasing the outdoor livability of your home gives you more areas to relax and entertain — and is a big draw for buyers when selling.
Consider adding a deck or patio if you don’t have one. Built-in features like seats, planters, hot tubs, awnings, and pergolas can go a long way in creating a true oasis from the everyday. And, don’t forget about safety: lighting, railings, and stair treads where needed. These outdoor upgrades are common for our Houston contractors and Dallas contractors, as it’s a great way to utilize unused space on a property and add value!.
You can expect up to 69% ROI for your patio and 80% ROI on your new deck.
Outdoor Fire Pit
One of the more popular features in recent years has been adding an outdoor fire pit. They’re great for relaxing and entertaining — and offer up to 67% ROI.
There are several options for a fire feature such as a traditional wood burning fire pits to prefabricated gas-burning fire tables. They can be added to existing patios or a new area can be created as a focal point in your yard. Leave plenty of room for seating, and you may consider adding unique features such as built-in wood holders, unique lighting or a place to store your marshmallow roasting sticks.
Want to kick your outdoor living space up a notch? Add an outdoor kitchen!
Consider adding an inset grill, cooktop, or hibachi table; storage with stainless steel drawers and an ice chest; and a sink and countertops for preparation space. Keep materials easy to wash and weatherproof. You may want a covering such as a pergola or gazebo, and don’t forget about good lighting so you can chop vegetables night or day. Go above and beyond by including built-in planters for your favorite herbs.
You can expect an ROI of 71% for an outdoor kitchen, and lots of fun entertaining ahead.
New Garage Doors
This is a simple change that can transform the front of your home and deliver an impressive 98% return on your investment.
Look for simple, modern designs that fit your homes style. Maximize functionality by making sure they are automatic and can be operated from both within the home, the outside of the home, and from an opener.
Updating your home’s façade to look modern, clean, and inviting often yields big returns.
Some of the best investments according to Remodeling Magazine include:
- Replacing siding (75.6% ROI)
- Adding stone veneer (94.9% ROI)
- Replacing your front door (74.9% ROI)
- Replacing your front facing windows (73.4% ROI)
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