Spring brings with it a different meaning to different people – spring break, gardening, outdoor activities etc. Nonetheless, to homeowners, often it means it is time to begin checking some items off the home projects to-do list. From washing windows and trimming trees to cleaning gutters, spring remains the time to conduct a tune-up on your home as well as do a clean up after the harsh and sometimes unpredictable winter.
Spring Projects To Consider
If you have resided in your home for some time, it might need more than just a typical once-over this year. This is particularly true if you are thinking of selling the home anytime soon.
Here are some of the spring projects that add value to your home:
Project #1: A Brand New Garage Door Or Front Door
One of the best returns on home improvement investment has to do with a new garage door or front door. For instance, replacing an entry door with a steel door can cost an average of $1,162 and could recoup 96.6 % of the cost at the time of selling. Replacing a garage door also brings with it the same immense benefits.
Project #2: Replacing The Siding
The siding has a huge effect on your homes’ curb appeal. It also affects the value of your home big time. At times, brutal winters can surely wear out the siding. If it looks worn out or dull, that alone can cause the home to lose close to 10% of its value. The ideal time to replace the siding is during the spring season. Siding replacement not only adds value to your home but also impresses your neighbors and visitors for the entire season. Several types of sidings are available, including vinyl siding and fiber cement. A new siding can yield a return on investment of more than 79%.
Project #3: Patio And Deck Additions
When you entertain your guests during summer and spring, it is great to always have an outdoor living space for them to gather. Adding a patio or deck to your home is an amazing way to create an impressive outdoor living space. Actually, it is best to build deck and patio additions during the spring season while the ground is still compact or hard. These changes are likely to bring with them a return on investment of between 65-90%.
Project #4: Bathroom Remodeling
Are you getting tired and sick of using your old bathroom? Then the spring season remains an incredible time to commence a bathroom-remodeling project. Bathroom remodeling is a very popular home project with a proven return on investment similar to kitchen remodeling. These projects are more convenient to be done in mild spring weather. One thing is for sure, the possibilities of a bathroom remodeling are virtually endless. Therefore, make sure that you talk to a reputable and licensed contractor about your bathroom remodeling ideas.
Project #5: Basement Or Attic Remodeling
So what makes the attic and basement in your home ideal spaces for remodeling? Simply put, you can transform these two spaces into any type of space including an additional playroom or extra bedroom for your little ones. There is no doubt that a playroom in the basement can offer the kids an incredible place to have fun as they play during summer while at the same time getting relief from the heat. Basement and attic remodeling projects boast an excellent return on investment of approximately 69%.
Project #6: Wood Replacement Windows
Undeniably, new windows look sharper. They insulate your home better and save on energy substantially. For buyers, they help avoid the hassle and cost of doing upgrades. Wood stands out as the most preferred trim finish. Nonetheless, other replacement window projects can also pay off. The return on investment this replacement gives is beyond impressive.
Project #7: How About Landscaping
Before your visitors or even prospective buyers get to your door, they will first see the front yard. It is a crucial first impression. If your home’s outside is not appealing, then people can make a lot of assumptions about the inside. Therefore, during this spring season, add value to your home by conducting a landscaping remodeling project.
Since spring is already here, you should think about the above spring remodeling projects, which you have been putting on hold. Talk to a licensed contractor today to start your next home project during this spring season.