If you're like most homeowners, you have a number of remodeling dreams floating around in your head that you'd like to do "some day," but like many of us you probably have a limited budget, and so you've got to be smart about where you put your money.  Wise homeowners look for home improvements that not only add more enjoyment and aesthetic value to their homes but also offer paybacks in the way of increased energy savings and added home value.  And according to real estate experts, those projects which deliver the best return on your investment are exterior ones.

An article by Real Estate Information Systems discusses the 2013 Cost vs. Value Report, based on a survey of real estate professionals.  Since curb appeal is of major priority for home sellers, it comes as no surprise that any home improvement which increases the appeal of your home from the street is one that will pay off.  Three different types of siding - including fiber cement by companies such as James Hardie - made it into the top 10 on the list, as well as replacing exterior doors.

Even if you have no immediate plans to sell your house, it makes sense to consider the long-term results of any planned home imp0rovement project as well as the immediate benefits.  At Quarve we believe it's possible to plan your home improvements so that you can enjoy your home now, save money on your utility bills, and protect your home while increasing the value of your investment.