According to the 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, “curb appeal” projects—changes made to the home exterior—remain the hottest home improvement trend. This means they deliver higher returns on investment than work done inside the home. Furthermore, the latest report reveals that real estate pros put more value on replacements than remodels.
You may not plan to sell your house in the future, but it pays to invest in home remodeling projects that historically deliver high ROIs. To recoup most of your investment when you put your home on the market someday, All States Home Improvement recommends these home improvements:
Fiberglass or Steel Entry Door Upgrade
The report shows fiberglass and steel have been the most sought-after entry door materials in the industry as of late. On average, the former pays back 73.2 cents on the dollar in resale value, while the latter delivers a 72.1% ROI. The interest in fiberglass entry doors was the same, but steel units received more love from real estate pros than last year.
Vinyl Window Replacement
Replacing your old units with vinyl windows lets you recover 69.3% of your initial outlay at resale. One reason vinyl is such a popular upgrade is that it’s both an interior and exterior home remodeling project. It’s also considered a retrofit because it elevates your home’s energy efficiency. Vinyl is an excellent insulator, complementing the performance of Low-E glass, insulating argon gas and other key components.
Wood Deck Addition
Composite deck popularity may be on an upward trend after generating a greater ROI from last year, but wood decks remain the darling of backyards everywhere. Wood products registered 62.1% returns, which are higher than the 56.4% of their composite counterparts.
“Curb appeal” home remodeling projects may seem like vanity improvements, but they contribute to the overall livability of your home. Talk to All States Home Improvement about your needs and make sound decisions about where to put your dollars. Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation in Wichita, KS.