Remodeling your home is a great way to boost its value before you sell it. It can also freshen up the place and give you a sense of novelty that makes your home more comfortable to live in. While there are numerous ways to remodel your home, we’re going to cover a few of the most popular methods.
In case you’re looking to boost your home’s value, here are a few improvements you can make which are sure to bring you a return on your investment.
- Install New Countertops
New countertops are a surefire way to turn prospective buyers’ heads. New and improved kitchen spaces are usually on the top of the list when people shop for a new home. Many people argue over the benefits of natural vs synthetic stone, but few are looking towards solid surface materials — a section of the market that is rapidly growing in popularity right now. These are made from a mix of pigments, resins, and mineral dust. The number of colors that solid surface materials allow for is almost endless, as pigments can be mixed to create whatever color you can imagine. These countertops are not only cost-effective to install, but they’re also nonporous, durable, and can be used for large, single-piece fabrication projects like a seamless solid surface shower or bathroom vanity. Solid surfaces will raise the value of your home compared to other types of synthetic material like basic laminate.
- Backyard Upgrades
Building your own pergola is another awesome way to raise your home’s value. Adding a water feature like a sculpture or a pond is also a good choice. You will need the proper drainage for this though, so if you choose to upgrade your backyard with landscaping projects, make sure it has a sufficient backyard drainage system in place so rainwater and other sources of water don’t collect and get stagnant.
- Roof Improvements
Improving the roof is a huge trend right now for homeowners looking to increase their home’s value. Roof soffit and polyiso insulation are two huge options here, and can even be used in combination. Soffit is the material that goes around the edge of the bottom of your roof where it hangs over the walls. It provides ventilation for the inside of your roof and prevents heat warping while improving energy efficiency as well.
Polyiso insulation is special foam insulation for your roof that is installed beneath everything else on the exterior. It provides added protection against air and moisture while helping prevent heat from escaping in the winter. These two things combined can drastically improve your energy efficiency and as a result, the value of your home.
Metal used to only be used as an accent material, but it has become the focal point of home design. Try installing metal countertops, metal sinks, vertical metal siding, or even a metal shake roof to add to your home’s value. You don’t need to stick with just one kind either, blending multiple metals together in combination is a great way to keep things interesting and stylish.
Remodeling Trends to Raise Home Value are Always Evolving
This year it just so happens that these trending construction and remodeling ideas happen to be hot. Try using any one of these trends or a combination of them to not only improve your home’s livability but its overall resale value, as well.
Skylar Ross is a contributor to the Innovative Materials blog. He is a content writer for the construction and home improvement industries with an interest in landscaping, outdoor remodeling, and interior design. Skylar is focused on educating homeowners, contractors, and architects on innovative materials and methods of construction that increase property value, improve sustainability, and create a warm and welcoming ambiance.