Improvement Projects That Add Value

Improvement Projects That Add Value


Improvement Projects That Add ValueHere we are in February and the national weather service warns of a blizzard for Nebraska. What a great time to plan for changes to your home. To help you plan, here are some home improvement projects that add value, in case you want to sell. We’re not opposed to adding a swimming pool, or new windows to the entire house, or even upscale landscaping, but according to experts, you won’t receive the money you spent in a higher price for your house. What home improvement projects will add value to your house?

How’s Your Brush Stroke? The cheapest move you can make is paint. Either do it yourself or hire it done. Paint every surface that has been painted and use neutral colors. Everything goes with white, off white or light grey. It is hard to coordinate with purple walls even if it looks good.

Welcome Me! Your front door is the first thing most of us see when we are invited in. It creates a first impression. For little money you can paint the door, update the hardware, or add a bronze kick plate. While we are at the front door, does the doorbell work? Is the porch light working?

Upgrade Appliances. Home buyers want stainless steel. Some sizzle factors that homebuyers want are under-cabinet wine rack that keeps wine chilled or at an even temperature, granite countertops, under-cabinet lighting and tiled backsplashes.

Curb Appeal. First impressions are important. You can invest in some landscaping, but a mowed and edged lawn is first. Then a new lawn could be considered. Also have the trees pruned by a professional and flower beds mulched and add some new flowers.

Kitchens and Bathrooms. These two rooms return the highest money return for money spent. Adding a bathroom or make the highest-yielding additions and consider adding more square footage will be one of the best investments you can make.

The Open Plan. Every time you view House Hunters International, you hear the words “open floor plan.” That’s what home buyers want. So tearing down walls that separate a kitchen and dining area, for example, can make your home be worth more to potential buyers now and in the future

According to U.S. News the following improvement projects that add value or bring the greatest percentage return on investment:

  • Entry door replacement:6 percent
  • Deck addition (wood):4 percent
  • Attic bedroom:3 percent
  • Garage door replacement:7 percent
  • Minor kitchen remodel:7 percent

Renovations that yield the smallest return:

  • Home office remodel:9 percent
  • Sunroom addition:7 percent
  • Bathroom addition:1 percent
  • Backup power generation:5 percent
  • Master suite addition:5 percent

Now, if you are interested in selling as-is and closing fast, you should be calling us.

We are Styl Properties, Inc. here to help homeowners out of any kind of distressed situation.  As investors, we are in business to make a modest profit on any deal, however we can help homeowners out of just about any situation, no matter what!  There are no fees, upfront costs, commissions, or anything else.  Just the simple honest truth about your home and how we can help you sell it fast to resolve any situation.

Give us a call today at 402.909.0686 to let us know what YOU need help with!

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