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The 5 Best Home Improvements to Add Resale Value

Whether you’re planning to sell your home this year or a decade from now, remodeling projects can improve both the resale value and the appearance of your home.

Here are a few home improvement projects to consider that are almost certain to improve your resale value and the look of your home.

1. Minor Kitchen Remodel

Kitchens in older homes weren’t designed to be as functional as they are today.

2. Wooden Deck Installation

Adding a deck to the back of your home gives you a great place to throw a barbecue, host an outdoor dinner, or even install a hot tub so you can enjoy the outdoors without getting dirt on your feet.

3. Garage Door Replacement

An old or out-of-date garage door doesn’t just damage your home’s value—it can be downright dangerous. While they were made safer in 1993 when a law was passed mandating that all garage doors be equipped with an auto-reversing feature, they’re still the biggest and heaviest moving object in your home.

4. Update or Add a Bathroom

Older homes might only be designed with a single bathroom, but if you’ve got more than two bedrooms, you’ll be hard pressed to sell a home that’s only got one bathroom.

5. Siding Replacement

The exterior of your home has a lot to do with your property’s value. They say you never get a second chance at a first impression. And for a potential buyer, the exterior is that first impression. Upgrading or replacing your siding is like giving your home a face lift.

It doesn’t matter if you’re planning to sell your home next week, next year, or in the next decade—or if you don’t plan to sell it at all and are just improving your property value because you’re going to refinance—these projects can increase your home value while making it more comfortable for you in the long run. Enjoy your new upgrades.

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