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.

101 Properties
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8
Beds
8F21/2
Baths
6,837
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
1
Days on Site
DCDC446492
MLS ®
Comprised of nearly two acres in one of the region~s most prestigious neighborhoods, Kent Ridge is being offered for the first time in over 50 years. Located directly across from Battery Kemble Park...
$1,079,000
Subdivision: Wesley Heights
3
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
0.02
Acres
1980
Year Built
2
Days on Site
DCDC446302
MLS ®
You will love this house! Very charming home in central location of community with lovely courtyard views, Southern exposure patio & beaufiful garden. One of the largest models at Westover Place...
Open 10/13
4501 47th St NW Washington, DC 20016
$1,379,000
Subdivision: American University Park
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,276
Sq.Ft.
1939
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DCDC446268
MLS ®
Truly a flagship property in sought-after AUP! Exquisite architectural detail, including leaded glass windows and stunning plaster moldings in foyer, living room, and dining room! Four bedrooms, two...
Open 10/13
4901 Klingle St NW Washington, DC 20016
$2,995,000
Subdivision: Kent
7
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
6,971
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC446310
MLS ®
Open House! Sunday, October 13th 1-4p! When there is a full-size Sub-zero freezer, a full-size Sub-zero refrigerator, a wine cooler, and two refrigerator drawers, you know no expense has been spared...
$215,000
Subdivision: Observatory Circle
1
Beds
1
Baths
638
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC446406
MLS ®
Welcome to The Marlyn Condominium, an established Art Deco building in Cathedral Heights -Its hard to beat this location at this price. This 1 bedroom condo needs work but some sweat equity with go...
Open 10/13
3805 Warren St NW Washington, DC 20016
$1,450,000
Subdivision: North Cleveland Park
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,781
Sq.Ft.
1927
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DCDC443594
MLS ®
Sun-drenched & fully renovated top to bottom four level, 4 bed/3.5 bath, semi-detached Federal townhouse! With nearly 3000 sq ft of living space, this home boasts a spacious open floor plan on the...
$1,264,500
Subdivision: Wakefield
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,958
Sq.Ft.
1890
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DCDC445602
MLS ®
Welcome to this rarely found single family detached farm home in Tenleytown situated on a corner lot. Seller has carefully restored and re-purposed this 3 bedroom/2 bath home with professional...
Open 10/13
3217 Wisconsin Ave NW #3A Washington, DC 20016
$375,000
Subdivision: Cleveland Park
1
Beds
1
Baths
600
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DCDC445784
MLS ®
Hear the Cathedral bells chime from this gorgeous condo across the street from Cathedral Commons. Sunlight streams through huge windows into this spacious, modern home, which boasts a fireplace,...
Open 10/13
5140 Tilden St NW Washington, DC 20016
$2,200,000
Subdivision: Spring Valley
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,078
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC446194
MLS ®
JUST LAUNCHED & OPEN SUNDAY 2-4! Welcome to this wonderful, circa-1957 Spring Valley stunner located on a verdant quiet block in the heart of a thriving family neighborhood. 5140 Tilden offers four...
Open 10/13
4401 Garrison St NW Washington, DC 20016
$874,900
Subdivision: American University Park
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,074
Sq.Ft.
1933
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC443814
MLS ®
House beautiful to-be! Classic 1930's center hall colonial in the highly sought after American University Park neighborhood. First floor includes formal dining room & living room W/ fireplace....
Open 10/13
4914 Sedgwick St NW Washington, DC 20016
$1,350,000
Subdivision: Spring Valley
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,890
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC446048
MLS ®
OPEN SUNDAY 1-3PM! Situated on quiet cul-de-sac in the charming Spring Valley neighborhood! 4BR/3.5BA w/detached carriage house w/full kit & full BA above garage. Traditional, timeless details...
Open 10/13
3900 Watson Place NW #A-7C Washington, DC 20016
$579,000
Subdivision: Cathedral Heights
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,650
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DCDC446094
MLS ®
This unit was a 3 Br 3 BA Now a 2 BR 2 BA with a den (which could be turned back in to a BR and a Laundry room. nice balcony hardwood floors and plenty of light, lots of build-in . Close to Archibald...
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