Time to Start Planning your Next Project
The New Year is here! Did your home make the top of your new list of new year to-dos to jump start 2018? For most people, this is the time to make some important life changes and personal improvements.
During this time of self-reflection and improvement, it’s normal for homeowners to include their home in their list of resolutions. As you evaluate your list of home improvement projects for the year, consider adding some of these high-return investments to your home’s new year’s resolution list. Whether you’re looking to make personal home improvements or are looking for a way to increase your home’s value, investing in your home pays off.
The Best Financial Investments for your Home
If your home has some serious issues that are in need of repair, now’s the time to make those fixes your number one priority. Anything from a pipe leak to a broken air conditioner should be at the top of your fix-it list. In general, problems like these are always easier to fix when they’re smaller as you’ll save yourself both time and money by taking care of it sooner rather than later.
Even if you’re not planning on moving anytime soon, curb appeal sells. Making sure the exterior of your home looks good and withstands the heat of California’s endless summers is important. If you’ve noticed your roof or siding could use some repairs, consider investing in the necessary exterior improvements to make it look good as new.
This can be a great investment that future potential buyers will notice and be willing to pay more for. However, the best improvement for your exterior is replacement garage doors. A new garage door can make your home look new. Factor in an exterior paint job or a pressure-wash and your home will look as good as new.
Equally as important as other exterior improvements, new windows and doors can transform your home’s curb appeal. Just like the garage door, the front door can make your home look great while also enhancing its security. Replacing the locks, repairing any cracks around the threshold and making other cosmetic improvements can make your home appear safer and more welcoming for both you and potential buyers.
The list of interior updates can be overwhelming. With so many rooms and different options to consider, deciding where to start upgrading can push the project back altogether. By prioritizing projects based on need and budget, you can ensure that you make progress towards the bigger picture of your ideal interior. It’s important to remember that little changes can go a long way too. While tempting, and rewarding, don’t let the cost of a kitchen remodel or a bathroom upgrade keep you from pulling the trigger on making changes. Updating your kitchen or bathroom hardware, painting and replacing light fixtures is a cost-effective way to make a room look new without changing it completely. But if you have the budget for it, kitchen and bathroom remodels can be another way to significantly improve the value of your home.
All in all, take the time to research each project before you make any purchases towards your next project. Especially if you’re taking on projects to increase the resale value of your home. Making sure any fixes or additions will truly increase the value of your home, both for you and potential buyers, will provide you with a higher return on your investment in the long run.