Remodeling that Adds Value to your Home
Compliments on your remodeling efforts are always a welcome payoff, but nothing beats seeing your home value rise as a result of your hard work.
It can be tricky to determine which home improvement projects are worth the sweat and which aren’t. To gain the most from your improvements, select projects that do more with what you already have.
Projects that add value:
Kitchen and bath updates
Replacement of exterior siding
Fresh interior paint
Rejuvenation of landscaping
Less-profitable projects share one of three flaws: they cost too much, they involve a space that isn’t used every day or they reflect too much of your personal taste.
Projects that won’t raise your home’s value include:
Turning a spare bedroom into a home office
Conversion of a garage into a family room
Screening an outdoor room
Adding a deluxe kitchen upgrade into anything but an upscale home