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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