When you’re planning to do a home improvement project, one of the things that you have to consider carefully is how well the project will boost your home’s property value. The long-term plan isn’t necessarily to make your home more sellable, but there’s no harm increasing the visual appeal of your home. Handyman Connection of Mountain View lists five home improvement projects that help boost your home’s curb appeal.
- Boost Frontage with Better Siding
Still painting your exterior spaces or using older siding? Replace it with new and better siding. Your exterior walls contribute a lot to your home’s curb appeal, and replacing old siding helps protect your home while increasing its elemental resistance.
- Replace Old Roofing
Your home’s roofing contributes to the remaining 40% of your home’s curb appeal, so do some inspecting and see if it requires any repair. Check if there are missing shingles or they are crumbling. These are tell-tale signs that they are at the end of their life and may need replacing soon.
- Install Energy-Efficient Windows
If you’re in the market for replacement windows, check and see if they have an ENERGY STAR® rating. Installing energy-efficient windows can drastically improve your property value as it improves your home’s “natural” ventilation and insulation, as well as lower your energy costs.
- Larger Windows Create Larger Floor Space
Want to increase your home’s floor space without having to do a room extension? Simply replace your old windows with larger, floor-to-ceiling windows. It actually helps make your room look larger since it acts as a connection between your interior and exterior spaces. It also forces you to go minimalist and reduce room clutter.
- Install New Kitchen Backsplashes
Still using standard tile backsplashes? Shop around and try alternative materials. Marble backsplashes, for example, boast higher water resistance than tile and look more attractive, too! Even something as simple as installing new backsplashes can improve your kitchen’s visual appeal.
Keep these tips in mind if you’re planning to do home remodeling soon. Give us a call at (650) 695-1400 if you need help with your home improvement or remodeling projects.