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Smart Home Improvements – Investments in the Future

With the home selling market making a rebound, many residents in Scottsdale, AZ are remodeling their homes this year to boost home value. What few homeowners know is exactly where to put their money to get the best return on their investment (ROI). Keep in mind, not all renovations are created equal. There are a few updates well worth the reward when it comes time to sell. These improvements should not be considered expenses, but investments in your lifestyle and the future sale of your home.

1. Entry Door Replacement

Your trusty front door works tirelessly, day in and day out. It is bound to take a beating. Not only does this impact the energy efficiency, but also has an impact on potential buyers. A new, steel door can transform the look and feel of your entryway and boost curb appeal. It is likely the first and last thing buyers will see, and it needs to make a big impression. It is also a fairly low-cost, low-maintenance project and usually recovers 75% of your investment.

2. Kitchen and Bathroom

Outdated kitchens and bathrooms are sure to spoil a good sale. So put a fresh face on these areas of frequent use. You don’t always have to go for the full overhaul. A few updates might be all you need. Just remember, if looking to sell your home you want to stay with neutral upgrades and not go beyond the style and price point of the rest of your home.

3. Deck and Patio Doors

Many home buyers are looking to cultivate an indoor/outdoor living, and adding a deck is far more affordable than a new addition. You can connect a new patio to the kitchen or living area with a brand new patio door, and open up the space. A new deck can cost anywhere from tens of thousands to just a few thousand, depending on size and materials you choose.

4. Window Replacement

Not only do new windows make your home more attractive, but can also reduce energy expenses. That would appeal to any buyer. This is why new window replacements Scottsdale are one of the top ways to add value to your home. Modern manufacturers create new windows with insulated glass and frames to reduce heat transfer. Also, the patented frames retain their size and you can customize them to match the interior and exterior of your home.

5. New Siding

This is another lower cost improvement that enhances curb appeal and pays out when you sell your home. Vinyl siding is usually a top choice. It protects your home against the elements. Vinyl siding is low maintenance, fade-resistant, and will not peel or rot. Also, it is easy to match to your new windows and doors. With new vinyl siding, you can expect nearly an 80% ROI.

To make sure your home improvements are well-planned and well executed; leave these projects to the professionals at Freelite Inc. We will help make your home more livable while you are there, and give you the best return when the time comes to sell. Don’t settle for anything less.