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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$925,000
Subdivision: Observatory Circle
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,260
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
1
Days on Site
DCDC450688
MLS ®
For Decades this distinctive DC address has served as home to Diplomats, media luminaries Sr Government Officials and other leading citizens of DC. If you are in search of a quiet sanctuary nestled...
Open 12/8
3871 Porter St NW #C291 Washington, DC 20016
$375,000
Subdivision: Cleveland Park
1
Beds
1
Baths
707
Sq.Ft.
1942
Year Built
1
Days on Site
DCDC451238
MLS ®
Spacious and sunfilled condo, perched on the high floor surround by treetops, at the Mclean Gardens. This unit features 1 bedroom, 1 bath, hardwood floors, large windows, and extra-large storage...
Open 12/8
3732 Chesapeake St NW Washington, DC 20016
$2,150,000
Subdivision: Wakefield
5
Beds
6
Baths
6,214
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
2
Days on Site
DCDC450424
MLS ®
Stunning craftsman style home on quiet, tree lined street with 5 bedrooms and 6 full baths. Master bedroom suite with deck, wet bar, walk-in closet & heated bathroom floors. Welcoming front porch,...
Open 12/8
4301 Massachusetts Ave NW #A311 Washington, DC 20016
$328,000
Subdivision: Cleveland Park
1
Beds
1
Baths
785
Sq.Ft.
1951
Year Built
2
Days on Site
DCDC451830
MLS ®
Spacious and sunny one-bedroom condo in Cleveland Park. The large wall of east-facing windows along the wall allows tons of natural sunlight to flood into this unitand look out to treetop views. The...
Open 12/7
4858 Albemarle St NW Washington, DC 20016
$1,235,000
Subdivision: American University Park
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,228
Sq.Ft.
1933
Year Built
2
Days on Site
DCDC451896
MLS ®
Lovingly maintained and prominently located in coveted American University Park, this classic home with generous room sizes sits on a large corner lot and features a fully renovated kitchen, a master...
Open 12/8
4000 Cathedral Ave NW #725B Washington, DC 20016
$695,000
Subdivision: Observatory Circle
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,800
Sq.Ft.
1931
Year Built
1
Days on Site
DCDC452030
MLS ®
Enjoy serene living in the heart of the city. This spacious 2 BR-2 BA, flooded in natural light has 3 exposures and 15 windows! A spacious entrance foyer opens to the sunken living room. The large...
$277,000
Subdivision: Cleveland Park
1
Baths
550
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
7
Days on Site
DCDC451458
MLS ®
Light filled spacious studio with parking ideally located in Cleveland Park close to shops, restaurants and public transportation. Features include wood floors, granite counter tops ,well appointed...
$1,234,000
Subdivision: Spring Valley
3
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
2,358
Sq.Ft.
1941
Year Built
10
Days on Site
DCDC451296
MLS ®
Wide, tree lined streets, birds chirping, friendly neighbors, people walking their dogs and stopping to say hello; this is Spring Valley.Light, bright and with great flow, this gem of a home sits...
$699,000
Subdivision: Wesley Heights
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,332
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
14
Days on Site
DCDC450982
MLS ®
Just Listed! Sought- after 2BR/2.5BA upper level townhome in premium location in Sutton Place community, with wonderful park views from balcony. The home features a Renovated table-space Kitchen...
$399,000
Subdivision: Cleveland Park
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
729
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
15
Days on Site
DCDC450116
MLS ®
Terrific location! Lovely 2-level condo at Vaughn Place/McLean Gardens. Ready for you to move in. 1br, 1.5ba on 2 levels, hardwood floors (ceramic in kitchen), great windows and storage, total...
Open 12/7
5711 Potomac Ave NW Washington, DC 20016
$1,395,000
Subdivision: Palisades
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,888
Sq.Ft.
1923
Year Built
19
Days on Site
DCDC450164
MLS ®
Amazing location and opportunity to live on Potomac Ave. Build or renovate your dream home!
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,022
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
22
Days on Site
DCDC450398
MLS ®
Newly constructed residence delivered in 2010 by award-winning Zuckerman Brothers. The open floor plan presents lovely entertaining spaces filled with abundant natural light. There are high ceilings,...
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