The greatest return on investment for your money is Curb appeal. According to Remodeling Magazine’s report, the key improvements with the highest ROI include the front door and garage door replacements, manufactured stone veneer front steps or foundations, vinyl siding, and replacing windows. Each of these upgrades will boost both buyer interest as well as the value of a home.
Another great investment is replacing/updating a deck or a new Deck addition. At a fraction of the price of an indoor addition, a new deck both enhances the landscaping of a yard as well as offers additional living space for al fresco dining, relaxing and entertaining. Most people use their decks for at least six months out of the year so it’s a worthwhile investment.
Kitchens are so important to the current wave of buyer so without having to completely gut the kitchen, replacing cabinet doors and drawer fronts, new appliances, countertops and flooring, continues to rank as one of the top renovations for the last 10 years.
What was popular in the 1970's or 80's is most likely considered outdated for current standards and tastes so painting and removing outdated wallpaper is crucial. One of the simplest and most affordable solutions is to remove dated wallpaper and add a trendy wall color. Don’t go too bold, though. Painting walls a neutral color will also bring out the home’s best features.