Your house may be the biggest investment that you will make. Regular maintenance and improvements help to increase your property value. Simple projects like painting and installing new flooring can add thousands of dollars of value to your home and make it more appealing to potential buyers. Some home improvements are inexpensive, quick, and well worth your time. With that in mind, here are a few of the best projects to add value to your home.

1. Replace the Garage Door

Garage doors take up a lot of your home’s exterior. The better your garage door looks, the better your home will look overall. A worn-down and rusting garage door will lower the value of the property. The return on investment for a new garage door is around 98%.

2. Create a Backsplash

A well-designed backsplash adds appeal to your kitchen. Installing a backsplash makes the kitchen feel more luxurious, and tile or metal is easier to clean than painted walls. Depending on the material you choose, adding a backsplash can be an inexpensive DIY project.

3. Add Value to Your Home With New Flooring

Flooring in a home will start to show signs of wear. Hardwoods can get scratched. Linoleum can tear. Tile can crack. Carpeting gets stained. Make your home more attractive and inviting by refinishing the hardwood floors, deep cleaning or replacing old carpet, and cleaning the tile grout.

4. Install New House Numbers

While it might not seem like a significant improvement, house numbers add a lot of character to your home. Your address numbers should be clear, easy-to-read, and match the style of your home.

5. New Appliances

Installing new, modern appliances will save you money. Newer appliances have become more energy-efficient as technology progresses. They add value to your home and help lower utility bills.

6. Bathroom Remodels Add Value to Your Home

Bathrooms are usually small spaces. Because of that, they’re not usually expensive to upgrade. New paint, fixtures, and a new shower curtain make your bathroom look clean and fresh.

7. Finish the Basement

While this renovation will cost more than some of the others mentioned, it’s one of the most valuable home improvements that you can make. A finished basement creates an entirely new living space that can be used for almost any purpose: a guest suite, a home office, a media room, or a gym.

8. Install a Deck

Outdoor living spaces make a home more versatile and attractive. They cost less to build per square foot than other renovation options and add more usable space to your property.

9. Boost Curb Appeal to Add Value to Your Home

Overgrown shrubs, rusted gutters, and broken fences decrease the value of your home. Maintain the lawn, get rid of clutter, and re-paint the exterior of your home to make a good impression on potential buyers. Improvements that you can see from the road have a strong impact on home value.

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