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Top 5 Home Improvements to Add Value

Top 5 Home Improvements to Add ValueWant to add value and curb appeal to your home? Who doesn’t want to add more value to their home? There are some areas of home improvement that will add and return the most value, but any home remodel can be very intimidating. Our team at Iowa Home Exteriors, Inc. would like to help these remodels go as smoothly as possible for you and create the most value for your home. Here are 5 quick tips and suggestions to increase your home’s value! 1. The Kitchen The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a home, so when someone is looking to buy a house the kitchen can either make it or break it. If your remodel project is operating on a smaller budget, you can do things like: paint the walls replace the kitchen faucet add new door and cabinet handles update all the lighting If you have a larger budget for a kitchen remodel, then you can do a complete transformation to include counter tops, cabinets, and appliances. Whether you budget is large or small, any improvement to your kitchen will add some value. 2. The Bathroom In our opinion the bathroom is absolutely the most used room in your home. Similar to the kitchen, you can tailor the remodel project according to the size of your budget. Small fixes include, painting, changing the toilet seat, changing out fixtures such as lights, door/cabinets handles, etc. If you choose to do a complete overhaul of the bathroom then things like replacing the flooring, putting in a new toilet, sink, and shower/tub (if needed) would be a great idea! 3. Reinvent a Room Adding square footage to your home can be extremely expensive ranging anywhere from $120-150 a square foot. With that in mind, why not just reinvent a room you already have? This could be as simple as changing an extra room into an office, knocking out a needless wall, or finishing your basement! Before you do anything drastic just keep in mind that versatile and multi-purpose rooms are more attractive to potential buyers. 4. Add Energy-Efficient Windows Whether you are trying to sell your home or you plan on living in it for years to come… adding energy efficient windows will save you lots of money! Adding Energy Star-rated windows to your home can save you up to $500 a year in heating and cooling bills alone! 5. Exterior Siding Replacement Replacing your siding is one of the fastest ways to enhance the look of your home and add a great deal of value at the same time. Depending on the type of siding you choose (we highly recommend either insulated vinyl siding or fiber cement siding) you can save even more money on your energy bill when coupled with that window replacement. These are just five of the many ways you can add value to your home and our team, here at Window Doors & More, Inc. stand ready to help you sort through what is best for your home and budget to increase your home’s value. If you are in the greater Des Moines, Iowa area, email or call us today to schedule an appointment! Add Home Value Infographic This great infographic is a step-by-step home clean-up guide guaranteed to add value to your home. “Add Value to Your Home” is provided courtesy of The Grass People at TheGrassPeople.com