6 Modern Home Improvement Projects That Pay Off
In a single year, Canadians spend over $71 million on home renovations.
One of the biggest reasons for the renovations craze?
Modern home improvements can add serious value to your home or apartment.
But with over 10% of Canadians planning to renovate their homes within the next year, you need to know which modern home improvements will give the biggest boost to your home's value.
Here, we're showing you the top 6!
1. Curb Appeal
Your home's curb appeal should be at the top of your list. It gives your potential buyer first impression when they are approaching your property. Makes sure your driveway is clean and presentable and everything looks as spotless as possible.
2. Repaint Your Home
This is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase not just the value of your home, but also to make it attractive to buyers.
Think about it: would you buy a home with walls where the paint is peeling, faded, or just outdated?
Giving your walls a fresh coat of paint won't take much time, but it can do wonders for the value of your home.
3. Redo Your Front Door
Your front door is one of the first impressions you'll make on potential buyers. If it doesn't look good, people aren't likely to want to live there.
Consider installing a larger, more welcoming door and adding some potted plants to your doorstep. If you have stairs leading up to your door, ensure they're not cracked.
You may also consider installing a front door security camera to entice potential buyers.
4. Upgrade Your Windows
These days, every modern home puts a strong emphasis on natural lighting. Plus, many windows these days use energy-efficient, more modern glass.
Installing new windows - especially bay and bow windows, which can actually add square footage to your house - is a great way to up your selling price.
Even add a modern window seat underneath, which can also serve as an extra storage space!
5. Rethink Your Kitchen
Since today's families spend so much time in their kitchens, if yours looks dated, it's not going to do you any favors.
First, see if you can add any more modern, smart appliances - and upgrade your lighting plan.
Then, consider adding a cute breakfast nook in addition to your dining room, so families can eat in a more casual setting. Don't forget to make sure your hardwood floors or tiling still looks great!
6. Repair Broken Fixtures
Not only will things like leaky faucets and flickering lights turn buyers off, they could even pose a danger to those looking to purchase your home.
Always make sure that you fix anything that doesn't look its best before you put your home on the market. This includes fixing squeaky doors, old cabinet hinges, and pretty much anything else you can think of.
Replace old fixtures with smart appliances for a more modern touch.
Make These Modern Home Improvements Before You Sell Your House!
Thanks to this list, you're ready to make sure you get the most bang for your renovation/home improvement buck.
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