Thinking about selling your house? Consider these 5 projects that can add value to your home.

5 projects that can add value to your home

Thinking about selling your house in 2019?

Consider these 5 projects that can add value to your home. Keep in mind that the specifics of your house and the current market can influence the best direction to take. It's best to consult your real estate broker before you begin so they can provide you with local insight.

1. Bathroom Addition
If your home currently has one bathroom, you can recoup a considerable part of your investment by adding another one. Bathroom renovations are also another great option. 

2. Garage Door Replacement 
This project involves removing an existing 16-by-7-foot garage door and replacing it with a new four-section garage door with heavy-duty galvanized steel tracks. This can be a great curb-appeal enhancer

3. Remodeling the Kitchen
Keep in mind the style and time period the house was built in and don't go overboard – energy efficient appliances and a little paint can go along way. Consider using low-VOC paint; this makes your kitchen more eco-friendly, and helps your family avoid breathing in dangerous chemicals, like benzene, that off-gas from regular fresh paint.

4. Basement Remodel 
The trend in 2018 focused on upscale renovations with a luxury feel. Small home theaters (seating for eight or fewer), wet bars, and open entertainment areas are good bets. 

5. Window Replacement 
Replacing old, drafty double-hung windows with today’s versions that have double or triple panes, low-e coatings, and argon gas, or even opting for easy-to-open casements, offers an approximate 73 percent return on material-and-installation costs. Old windows make a house look dated and turn buyers off, so if you're renovating with an eye on resale, this is one upgrade that can really increase your home’s appeal—and with new, energy-efficient windows, you'll save on utility costs as well.

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