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Five Home Improvement Projects That Add Value To Your Home

By Tiffany Raiford

Your home is your haven. It is the place in which you feel comfortable, and the place in which you want to make uniquely yours. However, be careful before you begin any home improvement projects. You might think certain improvement projects are a spectacular idea, but not all improvements add value to your home. If you want to increase the value of your home, consider making improvements that are popular with buyers.

Curb Appeal

One way to add value to your home is to make it more appealing from the outside. Curb appeal is vital because it's the first part of your home viewed by anyone. If you have a yard, adding grass and a little landscaping can great increase the value of your home. If you don't have a yard, try painting your door a bold color, replacing old windows and adding window boxes with brightly colored flowers. Painting the exterior of your home, replacing an old garage door or simply replacing vinyl siding can also add a tremendous amount of value to your home.

Bathroom Remodel

Bathrooms are some of the most important rooms in your home, which is what makes bathroom remodels so popular. The idea behind a great bathroom remodel is to ensure that the bathroom ends up working with the rest of the house. A historic home will look much better with a remodeled bathroom designed to work with the historic nature of the rest of the home. A contemporary home will benefit from a modern bathroom with granite countertops, a walk-in shower and glass tiles.

Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor living is hugely popular, even though the winter months are quite cold in New York. The idea of being able to spend time outdoors cooking and eating is appealing, therefore it adds value to your home. To get the most for your money, consider adding outdoor living that features an outdoor kitchen, luxurious furniture and a cover for hot summer days. Of course, this only works if you have a home or apartment with a yard or balcony. If you do have a big yard, a fire pit or fireplace can help make your outdoor living space usable all year, adding even more value to your home.

Basement Remodel

Basements are a big deal in New York. It's also a great place to consider a renovation. With such a big blank canvas, you can turn this room into anything you want. A guest suite with a small kitchen and bath, a play room for the kids with a guest room and bathroom attachment or a media room are all great concepts to consider when choosing how best to add value to your home through the basement.

Remodeling the Kitchen

It's the most popular room in your home. Everyone gathers in the kitchen at all times. For this reason, updating the entire kitchen can add significant value onto your home. New floors, cabinets, countertops, appliances, an island and faucets can make a huge difference in the appeal of your home. Additionally, the look of a home's kitchen is one of the first thing prospective buyers consider when buying a new home.

Adding value onto your home is simple if you know where start your remodel. It's always best to ask a professional, such as a realtor or designer, how best to remodel any given room to make the maximum profit. Sometimes your idea of a great kitchen remodel is too personal for buyers, which may detract value from your home.

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