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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$899,000
Subdivision: Cleveland Park
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,144
Sq.Ft.
1937
Year Built
2
Days on Site
DCDC456214
MLS ®
Available for the first time in many years, this solid brick gem awaits your vision to bring it to life once again. Solid structure, excellent footprint and exceedingly desirable location converge...
5
Beds
3
Baths
3,650
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC455618
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Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in picturesque Kent. This two-level home features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a 2-car garage. The large, inviting foyer opens up to the formal dining room and living...
$899,000
Subdivision: American University Park
4
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,480
Sq.Ft.
1927
Year Built
2
Days on Site
DCDC456162
MLS ®
Sun-filled 4BR, 1.5BA home in AU Park w/1-car garage parking! Lovely home is enhanced w/period architectural detail, beautiful refinished hardwood floors, built-ins, formal dining rm., living rm....
Open 1/25
4010 Warren St NW Washington, DC 20016
$1,489,900
Subdivision: American University Park
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,500
Sq.Ft.
1941
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DCDC455896
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Perfectly positioned just steps from the Tenleytown-AU Park Metro, this stunning detached home has been entirely renovated and reimagined from top to bottom by Dilan Homes. The light-filled open...
Open 1/26
4301 Massachusetts Ave NW #5004 Washington, DC 20016
$705,000
Subdivision: American University Park
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,855
Sq.Ft.
1951
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DCDC455628
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EXTRAORDINARY VALUE!!!!!!! Exquisitely renovated, this 1855 sf 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condominium offers the highest quality custom millwork, premier lighting and meticulous attention to every detail....
$4,590,000
Subdivision: Spring Valley
6
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
7,461
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
4
Days on Site
DCDC456004
MLS ®
Distinctive new home of finest quality by award winning Laurence Cafritz Builders, nearing completion!Masterful design and modern luxury are uniquely embodied in this special new home which offers a...
$939,000
Subdivision: American University Park
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,130
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
3
Days on Site
DCDC455858
MLS ®
First open Sunday January 26, 1-4 pm. Welcome to this spacious colonial in sought after American University Park. Gracious living room with fireplace, large dining room, family room with bay window...
Open 1/25
4287 Embassy Park Dr NW Washington, DC 20016
$849,900
Subdivision: Wesley Heights
2
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,832
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
5
Days on Site
DCDC455270
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Sunny spacious and beautifully maintained 2BR, 3.5BA brick townhouse with lovely private terrace off living room. Nicely finished lower level, serves multiple purposes--play room, guest room or...
$729,900
Subdivision: Cathedral Heights
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,615
Sq.Ft.
1931
Year Built
7
Days on Site
DCDC455506
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Fabulous New Price!!! This glorious, south-facing and west-facing, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home, bathed in natural light, with gleaming hardwood floors, nine foot ceilings, a huge Master Bedroom...
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3111 44th St NW Washington, DC 20016
$2,695,000
Subdivision: Wesley Heights
5
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
4,275
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
6
Days on Site
DCDC455606
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Design Concept by Mark McInturff. No expense spared in this stunning expansion and transformation of a classic Wesley Heights Colonial into a contemporary masterpiece. Floor to ceiling windows,...
$369,000
Subdivision: Cleveland Park
1
Beds
1
Baths
746
Sq.Ft.
1942
Year Built
10
Days on Site
DCDC455364
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Welcome to McLean Gardens, where this spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom home awaits. Freshly painted, light filled and full of charm. Updated kitchen and bathroom, in Unit washer and dryer. There is no...
$315,000
Subdivision: Observatory Circle
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,000
Sq.Ft.
1931
Year Built
11
Days on Site
DCDC455138
MLS ®
Light soaked, bright, and spacious one bedroom and one bath unit in the sought after Westchester. This stunning home boasts an open foyer entrance leading to an expansive living room for...
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