How to Increase Your Home's Value

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How to Increase Your Home's Value

Project (average cost recouped, national) according to Realtor Magazine:

Minor kitchen remodel (88%)

Bathroom remodel (85%)

A major kitchen remodel (81%)

Family room addition (80%)

Deck addition (77%)

Master suite (75%)

Attic bedroom (74%)

Siding replacement (73%)

Window replacement (69%)

Home office (55%)

Projects that may increase your home’s value include: Jacuzzi (4 jets or more); permanent hot tub; in-ground pool; security system; sprinkler system; substantial outbuildings; and vaulted ceilings. These may not add value to your house: above-ground pool; ceiling fans; garden pond; and light fixtures.

Remodel with mass appeal in mind.

Use durable, quality materials.

Keep the value of your property within 15 to 20 percent of your neighbors’.

Final thoughts

There are always excellent ways to add value to your property, no matter what your budget is. All you have to do is explore all your options thoroughly and turn your home into a more

delightful place for you and your family, as well as a more appealing one for potential buyers one day.