The pandemic piqued interest in home improvement for people across the United States. Some are looking to make their homes more comfortable for working from home. Other people are renovating their recently purchased fixer upper. Still, others are preparing their homes for sale.
It is always helpful to be familiar with projects that boost property value so you can make the best decisions when you resell. To get a better idea of which home remodeling projects will add value to your home in 2022, keep reading!
Mid-Range Kitchen Remodel
If you aim to recoup as much of the costs as possible, a minor kitchen remodeling is the way to go. Replacing the cabinets and drawers with shaker-style panels and new hardware, installing energy-efficient appliances, switching laminate countertops, adding a mid-priced sink and faucet, new floors, and a fresh coat of paint are essential aspects of the restoration. In addition, installing an attractive backsplash can add value and aesthetics.
Another feature to pay attention to in the kitchen is the lighting. Good lighting plays a significant role in setting the mood for the multitude of kitchen tasks. Find the right custom lighting solution for your family and add value to your home simultaneously.
Renovations can be daunting, especially when it comes to bathroom remodeling. Consider white tile, chrome or nickel fixtures, a white porcelain shower and tub, efficient low-flow toilets and new piping. Replace your old toilets with low-flow fixtures. Low-flow bathrooms move less water more forcefully into the bowl with each flush. Install energy-efficient appliances with the Energy Star symbol that reduce energy use without sacrificing performance.
An upscale bath remodel can net homeowners as much as 54.8% of the project price when selling.
Redo the Roof
New roofing cuts heating and cooling costs while improving curb appeal and resale value.
While roofing may not be the first thing that comes to mind while thinking about home improvements, it is something that potential buyers view with an eye of concern. And if that is satisfactory at first glance, your new roof can significantly increase home value.
Is your home’s siding in good shape? Buyers sometimes ask which siding brands are used on your home to better understand its structural durability and insulation. One way to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summers is to add the new siding.
The new siding will keep hot air from coming in during the summer and cold and rain during the winter. Replacing siding also lowers energy costs, significantly impacting the home’s value when you resell.
Pump up the HVAC
A new and smoothly running HVAC recoups about 85% of its cost upon resale.
Buyers often ask when the HVAC was installed or replaced and if the home has a tankless water heater.
Bring in a professional to help you determine if the HVAC needs a change. New technologies have made these systems more effective at energy consumption. Modern HVAC systems now take up less space and are aesthetically appealing.
Add Enough Attic Insulation
One renovation that is often forgotten is refilling the insulation in the attic. Adding attic insulation is one of the most profitable home investments, often recouping its entire cost in added value to the home. Insulating an attic also saves money on energy costs. Now, who doesn’t like that?
It’s important to contact your Perry Brothers contractor as deciding which insulation to use and installing it can be pretty tricky.
Replace Garage Doors
Replacing a garage door not only improves curb appeal, but a spiffy garage door generates some of the highest return-on-investment (ROI) numbers when it comes to recouping the cost at resale.
A new and well-insulated garage door can maintain temperatures between 10-20 degrees warmer in winter and cooler in the summers. With an attached garage, this temperature advantage can translate into keeping rooms above and next to the garage more comfortable year-round. That’s money saved in energy bills, and which buyer wouldn’t like that?
Manufactured Stone Veneer Installation
Homebuyers love the rugged rocky visual when entering a house. Stone veneer is a gorgeous asset to any home. Installing manufactured stone siding along the lower third of the street-facing frontage can upgrade the value of your home substantially. A Perry brothers contractor can add stone veneer or do a replacement job for you.
Enhance Decks with Lighting
Who doesn’t like a well-lit landscape? Low-voltage lighting systems on decks can make your patio a great place for entertaining and appeal to potential buyers with their added sense of safety.
Home Remodeling in Massachusetts & Southern New Hampshire
Are you considering remodeling your home? Perry Brothers Construction can handle all of your home renovation projects. Contact us today and put our decades of experience to work for you!