5 Value-Boosting Home Renovations

More and more people are renovating their homes these days.

If you’re one of them, why not choose projects that’ll make you happy and make you money?

You may know that there are home improvement projects that will add value to your home, which means your work might pay for itself. But do you know which updates fall into that category?

If you want to make updates worth your while, consider these five renovations:

  • Give Your Kitchen a Makeover
    Adding new cabinets and countertops, refreshing the paint colors and even redesigning the layout of your kitchen can make it more modern, functional and appealing.

    To get the most out of your investment, install new energy-efficient appliances. A major remodel like this might yield up to a whopping 62.1% recouped value.

  • Try a Facelift for the Garage
    Replacing your garage door is a simple enough project. And a new steel, wood composite or aluminum garage door with glazing and insulation could give a boost to your property’s overall worth.

    In fact, this could lead to as much as a 97.5% ROI.

  • Say No to Boring Bathrooms
    Not keen on constructing an additional bathroom? Maybe all you need is an updated layout. Adding modern tile, replacing light fixtures or putting in a contemporary cabinet and sink can all increase your home’s value.

    Though, if you do go for the bathroom addition, it could net a cool 60.6% in the cost recovered. But don’t go overboard — midrange remodels add more value than major ones.

  • Change Up Your Windows
    Replace older windows with styles boasting state-of-the-art features like energy efficiency and easy-to-clean designs.

    Wood and vinyl both look good and tend to offer excellent returns. New vinyl windows may provide a total value-add of 73.4% to your costs.

  • Make a Bigger Footprint
    Interested in the indoor-outdoor trend? Add a composite or wooden deck, but make sure it’s the right size for your home and yard.

    You’ll have more space on your property to enjoy, and you’ll have made a great investment. Building a composite deck could recoup up to 69.1% of the cost.

Working on presale renovations? Get in touch to list your home.

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$1,695,000
Subdivision: American University Park
4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
2,745
Sq.Ft.
1933
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC473924
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GORGEOUS RENOVATION IN AU PARK! This classic center hall colonial has been beautifully restored and updated with top of the line finishes and modern amenities. Situated on a beautifully landscaped...
$730,000
Subdivision: Observatory Circle
2
Beds
2
Baths
1962
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DCDC475122
MLS ®
ALL-NEW INTERIOR!! Absolutely fresh electric, plumbing, cabinetry, kitchen appliances, bathrooms, hardware... Conrad Zink - fully permitted and finished in white. Refinished hardwoods too. Private...
$439,750
Subdivision: Cleveland Park
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,074
Sq.Ft.
1951
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC475944
MLS ®
Stunning 2BR/2BA contemporary mid-level condo in charming Cleveland Park flooded with natural light. The home's complete renovation in a striking modern elegant style features gorgeous hardwood...
Open 7/12
4320 River Rd NW Washington, DC 20016
$914,555
Subdivision: American University Park
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,008
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC476242
MLS ®
A slate front porch and beautifully landscaped yard welcome you to this semi-detached, row home in American University Park, conveniently located between Tenleytown and Friendship Heights. With...
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
1,404
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC475708
MLS ®
NEW CONSTRUCTION IN KENT - DELIVERING 2021 WITH CUSTOMIZATIONS AVAILABLE! This elevator-ready home is being developed by renowned builder, CMX Construction, and will present over 5,100 square feet of...
Open 7/12
4304 Brandywine St NW Washington, DC 20016
$1,599,000
Subdivision: American University Park
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,312
Sq.Ft.
1922
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC476486
MLS ®
Finally a spacious and light-filled home with room for everyone! This home has a fantastic layout; perfect for the long days inside with just the right amount of outdoor green. Sit in the sunny...
$369,900
Subdivision: Wesley Heights
1
Beds
1
Baths
888
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC476212
MLS ®
Lovely 1 bedroom, 1 bath with stunning views of the National Cathedral & Glover Archibald Park. Great view of the treetops! 888 square feet of living space plus large private balcony. Bright, open...
Open 7/12
4628 Sedgwick St NW Washington, DC 20016
$899,900
Subdivision: Spring Valley
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,605
Sq.Ft.
1943
Year Built
2
Days on Site
DCDC475792
MLS ®
Super charming 2 BR 1 bath stone cottage tastefully updated and meticulously maintained over the years. Perched high on an elevated corner lot with beautiful landscaping, solarium, living room with...
$299,900
Subdivision: Cathedral Heights
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,130
Sq.Ft.
1931
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DCDC471602
MLS ®
Welcome to the Westchester! This elegant cooperative is richly appointed with many amenities, including a concierge desk, convenience store, valet/dry cleaner, hair salon, barbershop, fitness center,...
$280,000
Subdivision: Palisades
1
Beds
1
Baths
691
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
6
Days on Site
DCDC475908
MLS ®
Welcome home to this spacious and bright Palisades 1BR with 9-foot ceilings and ample storage! The unit features an updated kitchen with granite counters, a living room with space for an office. The...
6
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
7,975
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
6
Days on Site
DCDC475108
MLS ®
This brand new sensational painted brick colonial features a fabulous floor plan with transitional elements and style. Just completed by award winning Sandy Spring Builders and designed by...
$350,000
Subdivision: Cathedral Heights
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,000
Sq.Ft.
1931
Year Built
7
Days on Site
DCDC473138
MLS ®
Welcome to the Westchester, one of Washington's premier, architecturally significant co-ops that is featured in "Best Addresses" by James Goode. With stunning Art-Deco details; a grand lobby and...
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