4 Investments That Boost Home Value

4 Investments That Boost Home ValueBoosting your home’s value and aesthetic doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, small upgrades can make all the difference when it comes to increasing the value and restoring its original beauty. Therefore, we have compiled a list of meaningful yet cost-effective ways to invest in your home and boost its value. During any remodel or upgrade, be sure to carry the right NJ Home Insurance policy to mitigate risk and financial responsibility.

Front yard makeover.

Whether it’s adding fresh flowers to the flower bed or adding brick or stone pavers to the walkway, these simple fixes can transform your front yard. Not only will this boost your curb appeal and make your home stand out, it will show your neighbors that you take pride in your home and your neighborhood.

Update plumbing.

There really is no sense in sprucing up the home if the guts of the home aren’t in great shape. DIY Network’s Matt Blashaw explains, “Back in the day, it used to be a huge undertaking with walls being torn up and drywall flying everywhere. Nowadays though, re-piping is usually done with PEX (basically plastic tubing) that is extremely reliable and can be run through your walls like an extension cord. This means less holes and a lot less mess. It also means less money spent on materials and labor. Heavy metal should be only used to describe music and not the water in your home.”

Getting rid of the popcorn.

Nothing dates your home faster than popcorn ceilings. Modernizing the home with this simple fix will give your home’s value a modern price tag. This also goes for dated wood paneling on walls. Unless you can sand it down, paint it and make it a shiplap feature wall, nix the knotty wood paneling.

Kitchen is king.

If you want to invest your money in any place in the home, your dollar will go the farthest in the kitchen. While these remodels are not cheap, the overall investment and value added to your home is always going to be substantial. While fancy countertops and stainless steel appliances are a given, work on the layout and function of the kitchen. If the layout doesn’t work or creates a struggle to cook in, pretty finishes won’t do anything for the next potential buyer.

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