As the New Year approaches, it’s a perfect time to think about how you can add value to your home. In this article, we’ve compiled some projects proven to increase your home’s value, some of which can be done inside over the colder winter months. Read on for just a few ideas on how to improve your property.
Replace the Front Door to Add Value to Your Home
Is your home older and the front door has seen better days? Consider investing in a new insulated steel front door. A new front door will not only improve your home’s energy efficiency all year long, but it will also enhance security. Paint the new door a bold color that complements your home’s style and be prepared for a great transformation of your entryway.
Believe it or not, adding insulation provides a great return on investment. Over the years, insulation deteriorates and makes it difficult for your home to maintain a comfortable temperature. Simply adding insulation to your attic will help your family stay warmer in cold weather and cooler during the summer months.
While you’re at it, seal up any drafts around doors and windows with caulk or weatherstripping. These winterizing tasks will not just add value to your home, you’ll also see lower utility bills and your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to keep your family comfortable.
Garage Door Replacement
While garage doors are not the first thing on people’s minds, they are an important access point to your home and also affect your curb appeal. If you have an old garage door, replace it with a newer model to add value to your home. A new garage door will look great from the curb, be more secure, and will better insulate your garage.
Paint the Interior to Add Value to Your Home
Interior painting is a great project for the winter months. A new coat of paint will completely freshen up your home and give a room a whole new look. If you can’t remember the last time you painted, it’s likely time to refresh your space. Choose light-colored neutrals to update and open up a room. Instead of using paint for color, opt for vibrant accent colors in your pillows, rugs, and other decor. The neutral palette will make your home feel clean, modern, and fresh.
Work on Your Curb Appeal
Now is a good time to start planning for your outdoor curb appeal projects once the weather warms up. Along with replacing the front door and garage door, also consider other ways you can make your home more appealing. Give your lawn furniture a fresh coat of paint, pressure wash the siding, walkways, and deck, and add an outdoor rug, comfortable seating, and seasonal plants to add value to your home.