Add Resale Value to Your Home with These Renovations


According to Remodeling magazine and the National Association of Realtors, NOT ALL renovations and home upgrades are created equal when it comes to selling a home. Some renovations are worth a lot more than others in terms of gaining the most profit when selling the house. Here’s a few that will bring the most resale value out of a renovation:

  • Bathroom remodel. Update an average bathroom that’s at least 25 years old with moderately priced fixtures, a double-sink vanity, a ceramic-tile floor and vinyl wallpaper. An up-to-date bathroom makes your home look like it’s been kept in good repair, and that’s what buyers look for.
  • Minor kitchen remodel. Give a functional, but dated, kitchen a makeover. It includes new cabinet doors and drawers, a moderately priced wall oven, cooktop, counter top, sink and faucet and resilient flooring. Along with bathrooms, kitchen updates are almost always among the smartest remodeling projects for resale value.
  • Siding replacement. Siding makes a huge difference in a house’s resale value, because it’s one of the first things you see.  You’re not only making your house more attractive, you’re also improving insulation value.
  • Wood Deck. This relatively low-cost (less than $13,000, according to Remodeling magazine) renovation increases resale value by more than $10,000, which signifies an 80.6 percent return on investment.
  • Vinyl Windows. The average cost of enhancing your home’s curb appeal and increasing its energy efficiency by replacing old windows with vinyl is less than $13,000, but this remodel increases your home’s resale value by nearly $11,000. That’s a 76.6 percent return.

Here’s a great chart below that will give you more insight in to which home renovation projects are right for you.

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Renovations with the Best Resale Value

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Joe Moshe is the Broker/Owner of Charles Rutenberg Realty Long Island, offering 100% commission to Agents. With over 1000 agents, it's one of the fastest growing, most progressive real estate brokerages on Long Island.
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