Home upgrades can boost the value of your property, make your home easier to sell, and can change the way you enjoy your property. Are you looking for high-value home improvement projects for this summer? Check out the possible projects below.
1. Deck Addition or Replacement
A deck addition is a high-value project that adds entertaining capacity to your backyard. Years ago, decks were generally made of wood, but today, decks can be made from wood or wood composite. Although wood composite decks are longer lasting and require less maintenance, wooden decks have a higher return on investment, if you’re planning to sell your home sometime soon.
Work with your contractor to determine which type of deck is right for you. A wooden deck is less expensive, but if you’re planning to stay in your home for the next five years or more, composite decking will save you time and money, because it never needs refinishing. Your contractor can help you decide which material is right for you.
2. House Painting
Painting the exterior of your house can make your home look like new, which gives this home improvement project a high value for its price. When selecting a color, consider the other colors on other homes in the neighborhood. Avoid selecting a paint color that’s too close to, or too wildly different from, the other homes around you.
If your home is nowhere near the color of other homes, consider the landscaping as you choose colors for your house. Look for colors that will help your home look like it belongs in the surroundings. Coordinating colors can make your home more attractive and can boost its curb appeal.
3. Front Door Replacement
Your home’s front door establishes the character of your house and impacts your home’s curb appeal. Replacing your front door is a way that you can change the way your home looks for a relatively low cost.
When choosing a new front door for your home, remember that this door is an investment. It may be tempting to choose a low-cost front door to save money, but it’s worth it to spend on a high-quality product. Have the door installed by a professional to ensure it has the proper fit.
4. Garage Door Replacement
You’d be amazed by the way replacing your front door can change the way your home looks. Installing a modern garage door can also improve your home’s energy efficiency and the way your garage functions.
When you’re looking for a new garage door, consider the way your garage door and home’s architectural style affect each other. A modern home needs a modern-style garage door, while a carriage-style garage door may be more suitable for a more traditional-style home. Your contractor can direct you to suppliers that can help you choose the right door for your home.
Find the Right Contractor
Which home improvement projects will you be taking on this year? Contact Diamond Hill Builders today to make an appointment for a free consultation.