The new year can typically spark the desire for a new look, starting with home renovations. Before slapping on the hard hat, it is essential to know what the return on investment is. A Cost versus Value report that analyzes the price for upgrades, and what you’ll make in return, has been released by Remodeling magazine. Sellers this year will definitely want to compare what they can recoup on their renovation investments.
A popular trend nationwide is leaning towards becoming energy efficient, such as adding insulation. On the list of renovations that are worth investing in was installing loose-fill fiberglass insulation in attics. This is not so much of a glamorous upgrade that most would add to their home improvement list, but the return on investment will satisfy with an average 107.7%. Another project was replacing an entry door with tough steel, seeing returns at 90.7%. Adding a bathroom is expected to only recoup 53.9%.
“Curb appeal” projects are among the most proper renovations done on the home’s exterior. This applies to the first glance appeal of initial observations of a home. It gives way to the expression of judging a book by its cover. Remodeling magazine reports that its quite efficient to aim towards improving the exterior of a home before working on the interior.
Universal design, or inclusive design, which is identified as any home design features that can be also be used by anyone: targeting uses by the elderly and the disabled. This concept appeals to the aesthetic and usable features despite levels of ability or disability. The most desired features are grip bars in showers, ever-style doorknobs and wider doors that are wheelchair accessible. A universally designed bathroom can recoup 68.4% ROI.
Sellers should also keep in mind that most renovations will not pay them back at 100% ROI. In 2017, an average return of 64% on every dollar spent is what homeowners may use to compare with their home projects. Every renovation varies considering the project, the room, home location and materials utilized.
Decide how long you plan on living in your home, are you interested in selling soon and if your return on investment will be worth the while.