The 5 Best Improvements You Can Make To Your Home That Will Pay Off

The 5 Best Improvements You Can Make To Your Home That Will Pay Off

The 5 Best Improvements You Can Make To Your Home That Will Pay Off

Are you planning on upgrading your home in 2019 but don’t know what improvements you should make?

There’s no denying that homeowners these days have a lot to choose from especially when it comes to kitchen and bathroom renovations.

Thankfully, in this article we will share with you the 5 best improvements you should make to your home in 2019 that will also help to increase the value of your house as well.

Garage door replacement

Average cost: $3,470

Average resale value: $3,411

Cost recouped: 98.3%

A good-looking garage door tops the list when it comes to returning cash to your pocket, the Cost vs. Value report shows. 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 curb-appeal enhancer will get you back almost every dollar you spent on it when you sell your house.

Manufactured stone veneer

Average cost: $8,221

Average resale value: $7,986

Cost recouped: 97.1%

Replacing vinyl siding on your house for stone veneer is a big aesthetic improvement. The vinyl siding is replaced with adhered manufactured stone veneer. This is another major curb-enhancing upgrade that will get you back over 97 percent of your costs.

Entry door replacement (steel)

Average cost: $1,471

Average resale value: $1,344

Cost recouped: 91.3%

You will recoup over 91 percent of your cost by replacing your 36-by-80-inch entry door with a 20-gauge steel door, complete with clear dual-pane half-glass panel, jambs and an aluminum threshold with composite stop. These doors come factory-finished with the same color on the front and back sides.

Deck addition (wood)

Average cost: $10,950

Average resale value: $9,065

Cost recouped: 82.8%

One advantage of owning a house is having yard space. Nothing enhances a yard like a wood deck. This project involves adding a 16-by-20-foot deck, including a railing system with pressure-treated wood posts, railings and balusters. This feature will hold more than 82 percent of its value come resell time.

 Minor kitchen remodel

Average cost: $21,198

Average resale value: $17,193

Cost recouped: 81.1%

Before you embark on a major kitchen overhaul, consider a minor one, which will recoup about 81 percent of its cost. This upgrade is based on a 200-square-foot kitchen with 30 linear feet of cabinetry. Cabinet boxes are left in place but updated with modernized Shaker-style wood panels and drawer fronts. Replace laminate countertops with new laminate. Next, swap out older appliances with energy-efficient models. Update with a mid-priced sink and faucet; repaint the trim; add wall covering; and replace vinyl flooring with new vinyl.

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