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Home Improvement  /  March 15, 2017

Increased Home Value: Upgrade Projects that Pay Off

Home improvement projects can bring a sense of enjoyment and pride to homeowners. It’s important to understand, however, that some upgrades are more valuable than others. Before deciding on what projects to pursue, be sure that they can improve your home’s performance and offer a solid return on investment.

Home Upgrade

Reviewing the “2017 Cost vs. Value” report by Remodeling Magazine can help you determine which projects will offer the highest returns. Handyman Connection of Blue Ash, your go-to home improvement contractor in the area, shares some of the projects you should consider:

Attic insulation

While it’s neither the most visible nor the most glamorous project, it offers the biggest cost recouped to homeowners. According to the report, it can regain as much as 107.7% of the total job cost in the long run. The savings from attic insulation mostly come from increased energy efficiency. By insulating your attic properly, you can decrease your energy usage by as much as 15%.

Bathroom Remodel

Did you know that you can recoup up to 64.8% of your total remodeling cost by upgrading your bathroom? As one of the most used rooms in the home, your bathroom should remain clean and comfortable at all times. Upgrading your shower and adding new fixtures, for example, won’t just improve your bath experience; it can also boost your overall property value.

Kitchen Remodel

The average minor kitchen remodel costs over $20,000 and returns more than 80% of the total cost in additional home value. If you’re thinking about sprucing up your kitchen design a bit, you can consider cabinet resurfacing and countertop upgrades. You can also apply a fresh coat of paint on your faded walls for a more attractive appearance.

Exterior Door Replacement

Replacing your exterior door with a steel one is a curb appeal boost you shouldn’t ignore. Apart from being beautiful, steel doors are also more energy-efficient and require less maintenance than other popular options. On top of that, exterior door replacement is one of those projects that offer the greatest returns on investment; it can recoup as much as 90.7% of the total job cost.

Are you planning to perform several home improvement projects soon? Let Handyman Connection of Blue Ash help improve your home’s looks, performance, and value. Give us a call today or complete our form and we’ll have our expert crew visit your home for an initial inspection.

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