Home Improvements that Add Value in 2019

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Making a few small changes (especially outdoors) can do much more than just help with curb appeal, in fact, when done correctly, an exterior renovation project can deliver a gorgeous home that is worth more money.  These are the home improvements that are adding the most value in 2019.  For example, replacing a front door gives you 100% of your money back!  

Here is where the smart money is being spent for 2019:  

1. Landscape: Don’t forget that the value of curb appeal extends to your yard as well.  Landscaping can add as much as 28% to the value of your home in addition to cutting the time a house spends on the market by 10-15%.   The average homeowner spends about $3502 for landscaping and $1465 on a designer, according to the American Nursery Landscape Association.  

2. Front Door and Paint: Exterior Improvements including a front door and paint.  These return 100% on investment when done correctly.  Fiber cement siding returns a whopping 103% of investment!  So this is a great place to spend on an exterior as you will get all the money back as well as have incredible curb appeal.  James Hardie Siding comes in fantastic colors or can be painted.  

3. Porch Addition: Adding a porch generally returns 90% of investment at resale.  This can go up significantly with an eye catching design.   Planters and lighting on the porch add value as well!  Easy and low cost way to draw the eyes to front.

4.  Replacement Windows:  Generally, replacing windows returns 89%.  This is fantastic seeing that you will also get savings in energy efficiency…adding more dollars to your pocket.  Easy, efficient way to add value to your biggest investment.  

We are here to help take your curb appeal to the next level with a full design from brick&batten.  We will show you in a rendering the changes before you execute…empowering you to spend wisely!  Let’s get started on a design today.