Before you tackle a home improvement project, it’s important to consider how every upgrade or change will affect your home value. After all, you don’t want to sink tens of thousands of dollars into an improvement—only to lose it all when you sell!
The Best Home Improvements to Up Your Home’s Value
If you want to make some updates to your home, you definitely want to choose improvements that will actually improve your home! Take a look at some of our favorite value-boosting upgrades.
Kitchen upgrades are among the most popular home improvements we see—and the good news is that they can definitely boost your home value. Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes, so any work you can do to make your kitchen more open, modern, efficient, or aesthetically pleasing will likely boost your home value.
Some of the most popular kitchen improvements include solid-surface or stone countertops, tile backsplash, island storage, new appliances, and cupboard resurfacing or painting.
Owner’s suite and bathroom
Remember: kitchens and bathrooms sell homes, so don’t forget about that luxurious master bath! Some bathroom updates are actually fairly easy and inexpensive—such as replacing the vanity and hardware, upgrading the toilet, and recaulking your tub. Updating flooring, adding storage, and replacing the tub or shower are also popular, though more intensive.
If you’re looking to add serious style and elegance to your home without a big overhaul or overhead cost, molding is the way to go. Crown molding and baseboard are both fairly easy to install and can be added to most rooms for an elevated look. If you really want to bring some sophistication into your home, you might consider adding wainscoting.
Need some wainscoting ideas? Check out our wainscoting blog post!
Never underestimate the importance of good closets! If you already have the storage, improve it with a customizable closet organizer (you can find these at stores like Home Depot and Lowes, or you can have them custom-built to really make the most of your space). Don’t forget about large or unused areas, like an attic or basement!
If you don’t have much storage, think about what spaces in your home could be converted. Not sure? Ask a contractor!
Master closet update
When you’re making improvements to your storage spaces, pay close attention to that master closet. While all storage spaces are important, that master closet is the one that a buyer will likely pay the most attention to. So consider both its size and its organization. Think of where you might be able to add shelving, drawers, and poles.
Considering a Value-Boosting Home Upgrade?
Thinking of ways to boost your home value? We would love to help! Whether you have a specific goal in mind or you’re still brainstorming ideas, Raleigh Woodworks is here for you. Give us a call today, and let’s talk about your home plans.