Are you looking to preserve and increase the value of your home? There is a lot of value in simple home improvements like fresh paint and trimmed-up landscaping for curb appeal. A simple refresh may be all you need to change the look and appeal of your space! There are larger projects that are worthwhile in creating a more comfortable space and higher curb appeal. The following are suggestions for professional upgrades to your home.
Light up the Interior
If you’re looking to freshen up the look of your home, adding some modern lighting fixtures can help create a more welcoming and spacious area. There is a high value in bright and modern lighting! It can be relatively inexpensive to update your light fixtures while still increasing the value of your home. The amount of money you’ll gain from the addition or replacement of these fixtures depends on their quality. For example, adding LED lights can increase your home’s value from 1-3%! The professionals at AJ Danboise Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical know exactly what to do when it comes to freshening up the interior lighting of your home.
Here are some ways to upgrade your interior lighting
- Add recessed lighting to kitchen, living room, and closets
- Invest in LED light bulbs
- Mixing ambient, task, and accent lighting
- Upgrade your light switches
- Customize light temperature based on room
Maximize Outdoor Living Space
A home’s value is mainly determined by its square footage and number of rooms, but what’s outside can make a big difference. A well-maintained lawn and an attractive exterior can boost a property’s value. If you’re planning on selling your home, one of the most important factors that you can consider is increasing the exterior appeal. Proper outdoor upgrades can make it easier to sell and boost interest.
When maximizing your outdoor living space, look to install or enhance
- Pressure-Treated or Composite Deck
- Paver or Concrete Patio
- Increase Shade: pergolas, gazebos, awnings, or shade sails
- Enhanced Landscaping: Planting trees and shrubs
- Accessory Building for storage and added functionality
Keep Your Cool (And Your Heat)
The increasing number of hot summer days across the country has made air conditioning units more important for today’s home buyers. Despite the various design preferences of potential buyers, there’s a consensus that air conditioning is a must-have feature in any home. According to a new analysis by real estate firm Zillow, buyers are willing to pay 2.5% more for a home with air conditioning. Look to AJ Danboise Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical when finding the right energy-efficient HVAC model for your home.
Upscale Your Garage Doors
When looking for the highest value on a remodeling project, consider upscaling your garage door. According to a recent study conducted by Remodeling magazine, replacing your old, dated garage doors with new, high-end models can be one of the best investments you can make in your home, delivering a great return on your investment. Remodeling found that the 2022 national average of a high-end garage door costs $4,041 and could be expected to sell for around $3,769 at resale, a 93% return.
Go for Stone Veneer
Another way to increase the value and look of your home is adding stone veneer – a type of siding used to give a natural stone look. It is the second most cost-effective home remodeling project after replacing a garage door. It came in at a 94.9% ROI, based on the average cost of the job and the average resale value of the home. Over the years, stone veneer has become one of the top three most lucrative investments.
Modernize Your Kitchen
Kitchen remodels are a go-to renovation for increasing home value. If your kitchen needs a major update, it’s time to bring it back to life. There are plenty of ways to update your kitchen with new design trends that are sure to make it more functional and beautiful. Remodeling your kitchen can help you create the space of your dreams, whether you are planning on staying in your current home for the long term or selling it. From updating flooring and countertops to investing in new appliances and flooring – the opportunities are endless when spicing up your kitchen space. Look to the professionals at AJ Danboise Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical for any plumbing improvements in your kitchen.
Style the Bathrooms
A well-designed bathroom can add value to your home and make it more comfortable for you and your family. Investing in a bathroom renovation is another go-to renovation offering a great way to improve the space’s functionality and appearance. When updating your bathroom, there are some standard upgrades and creative ones too. Hiring a professional can help you create a cohesive look!
Some standard bathroom upgrades include:
- Improve the lighting
- Upgrading to neutral fixtures
- Refresh cabinets with new hardware
- Upgrade to a smart toilet
- Upgrading countertops
- New paint or wallpaper
- Add accessories: towel bars that match faucets, soap dispensers
You could also add more value and enhance your bathroom with creative upgrades, like:
- Adding a window in the shower
- Add Heated Flooring
- Install a Vanity and Top
- Add Low-flow showerhead
Replace Some Windows
When assessing the value of your home, one of the most critical factors that an appraisal considers is the quality of the windows. New windows can boost the value of your home and attract more potential buyers. According to a report by CNBC, replacing your old windows with energy-efficient ones could bring a return on investment of around 85%. In addition, it could help you save up to $450 annually on your energy bills while reducing outside noise and adding a layer of security.
Become More Energy Efficient
The number of people who are aware of the need to live a more sustainable lifestyle has never been higher. This is why more homeowners are looking into making their homes more eco-friendly. As the cost of living continues to rise, many homeowners are looking into making their homes more energy-efficient. Over half of homeowners said that they are motivated to make their homes more eco-friendly by the savings they can make on their energy bills.
Here is a list of options when creating a more energy-efficient home:
Energy-efficient furnace upgrades
- Seal ductwork
- Use ceiling fans
- Installing smart home devices
- Install heat pumps
- Installing a low-flow toilet
- Upgrading to energy-efficient appliances
- Invest in an energy audit
Your Home Improvement Experts
At AJ Danboise Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical, our experts help preserve your home and increase its value – we specialize in all things HVAC, plumbing, and electrical. Look to us for help finding affordable home improvements and maintenance projects that will help boost the value of your house. These projects can also help keep your home in tip-top shape!