Remodeling Projects That Pay Back



As a homeowner looking around your property, you might find yourself constantly seeing the potential for different remodeling projects. Maybe the kitchen needs new counter tops or the shower in the master bathroom needs an upgrade, but the point is that it can be hard to distinguish the remodeling projects that you WANT to do from those you SHOULD do. One factor that can help you prioritize the importance of your projects is to assess which ones are most likely to increase your return on investment if you ever wanted to sell your home down the road. Here are a few home remodeling projects that typically yield a higher return:

  • Landscaping: While this may come as a surprise to some, upgrading the landscape can really make the rest of your property stand out. Just by adding some flowering shrubs, flagstone walkway, and fresh mulch, you can have your landscape pop more than ever before. And prospective buyers in the future will definitely take notice as well.

  • Roof: Another critical remodel that (while pricey) usually yields a 105% return on the investment. If your roof has shingles that are missing or if there are stains on your walls/ceiling with lots of sunlight shining through the attic as well, these may be signs that your roof might be due for an upgrade.

  • Hardwood Floors: There are few things that stand out more to a prospective buyer than hardwood floors. Not only do they look beautiful, but they drastically reduce your time spent cleaning as well. Who wants old, dingy carpet when you can have hardwood?

  • Deck or Patio: Again, never underestimate the impact that remodeling your property‚Äôs outdoor area has on the overall value of your home. These summer months are so beautiful in Washington that prospective buyers are always looking for any excuse to spend more time outside. So why not remodel your deck or patio now so that you can feature your deck/patio as a main attraction of your home later if you decide to put it on the market.