Some home improvements pay off much better than others.
- New window treatments: First impressions are everything. By installing high-quality window treatments in gathering areas, like kitchens and living rooms, you’re presenting your home in the very the best possible light and increasing the value of your home.
- Wood deck or patio addition: Whether it’s a wood deck or a midrange backyard patio, the value is really dependent on the region. In parts of the country that have nicer weather year round, it makes much more sense to add a new deck or patio.
- Paint (inside and out): When painting the interior of your home, concentrate on high-traffic areas like your kitchen and bathrooms. And if the exterior of your home has ever been painted in the past, you’ll need to repaint it before you sell.
As a rule, if your home is in good working order, focus on projects that will improve its appearance. But because resale values for specific upgrades can vary between regions and over time, make sure to do your research.