Remodeling projects can help to boost the value of your home IF they are the right ones being done. Before you embark on any home improvement, it's a good idea to do your homework first. Some remodeling can increase the value of your home, but some might make it harder to sell. And real estate professionals will tell you the improvements that will do the most for both the value of your home and its resale potential are ones done to the outside.
This means that if one of your priorities for remodeling is return on your investment and increasing your home's value, start with the exterior. Whether it's a simple improvement in appearance or a major exterior overhaul, here are the top projects to consider.
Start with curb appeal. Step out into the street and take a careful visual inventory of your house. How does it look, and how does it compare to the other homes on the block? The look of a home when someone drives up is going to make them decide whether or not they are going to want to go inside and take a look. The interior of your home might be up-to-date and offer lots of perks, but if the outside isn't appealing, a prospective buyer isn't even going inside.
Consider These Exterior Remodeling Project
The siding on a home can change the entire look and feel. Of course, you want something that is durable and strong and will hold up to Minnesota weather, but you also want something that looks good. With the right siding, you can take that outdated home and give it a facelift that makes it more modern and appealing to newcomers. Maintenance-free and energy-efficient siding products deliver the most value.
Roofing is important to think about. It protects your home, and the condition of the roof is a major contributor to the value of your home. A roof near the end of its expected life may cut your home's value, or a prospective purchaser might want an allowance for a roof replacement.
Here again, maintenance needs and energy efficiency of a roof get points. A new roof is one of the more expensive remodeling options, but it is also one of the most lucrative. With the right roofing (we suggest metal), you can ensure that this increases the value of the home when buyers come through.
Replacement windows are perfect for improving your home's comfort and energy efficiency inside. And they also make a large contribution to its looks on the outside. With new windows you can not only save money on your energy costs but also have the most sunlight shining through. It's a great way to make your home look more open and inviting.
Got the home improvement bug? Take the time to think about the many upgrades that can be done to yours. You want to ensure that you increase your value with the right exterior renovations. If you are ready to make the exterior changes that are needed, then now is the time to do so. Give us a call here and we can suggest some exterior projects that will fit with your budget and your goals. We are a licensed Minnesota home improvement contractor and we specialize in exteriors.
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