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How to Increase the Value of Your Home

6 Easy home improvement projects that will maximize your return

One way to increase the value of your home is to replace your front door.

If you’re thinking about selling your home, don’t jump the gun by listing it right away. Instead, complete a few easy home improvement projects that are bound to increase the value of your home. Here are six of the best ways to get the biggest return on your investment.

1. Replace your front door and windows

According to U.S. News & World Report, a new entry door is the single best home improvement project for maximizing return on investment (ROI). You can expect to increase home value by about 97% of the amount you spend on the door, meaning the investment almost completely pays for itself. In addition, new Renewal by Andersen® windows that save energy, reduce sound, and improve safety can make your home more marketable.

>> Go for a warm and welcoming look with one of these front door ideas.
 

2. Install a deck

With outdoor living spaces all the rage these days, consider taking advantage of this trend by installing a deck for an 87% return on investment.

>> Check out these deck design ideas that use a variety of decking materials.
 

3. Refinish your wood floors

Wood floors are a huge selling point for potential buyers so if you’ve got them, you might as well flaunt them. Sand down and refinish your floors so they look their very best. If you feel confident in your handy skills, this could be a weekend DIY project. Otherwise, leave it to a professional.
 

4. Remodel the kitchen

A minor kitchen remodeling project can add 83% of its cost back into the value of your home. Just be sure not to overdo it. As a general rule, spend no more than 25% of your home’s total value on a new kitchen to maximize your investment.

>> Get the foodie’s approach to the kitchen remodel.
 

5. Convert the attic into a bedroom

Homebuyers today want to move into a house that maximizes every square foot. If the layout allows for it, adding a bedroom to the attic can increase the value of your home by 84% of the project’s cost.

>> Check out these other inventive and unexpected attic remodel ideas.
 

6. Apply a fresh coat of paint

Even a low-budget DIY improvement, such as fresh paint on the walls, can help to increase the value of your home. A gallon of paint only costs around $25, but it could be enough to sway an on-the-fence homebuyer into making an offer.

Ready to increase the value of your home with some these or other renovation ideas? Our remodeling experts are standing by to help you turn your vision into a reality. Visit our Madison-area showroom today or call us at 608.709.7517 today for help getting started!