Sure Bets for Adding Value to Your home in 2014

Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Realty 100 Milwaukee Wisconsin



Remodeling dollars are flowing again! According to Remodeling magazines “2014 Cost vs. Value Report” these projects are offering the best return on your investment!

Steel Entry Doors – Replacing an entry door with a modestly priced steel door will upgrade your curb appeal and your energy efficiency. Steel doors come in many different colors and can be painted to suit your exterior scheme.

Wood Deck – What better way to enjoy the outdoors than to relax or entertain on a wood deck? Not only does it provide a generous amount of living space at a fraction of what an enclosed addition would be, but it also adds value to your home.

Attic Conversion – Looking to add more space to your home? Perhaps, another bedroom? Converting an attic space allows you to add valuable living space without changing the footprint of your home.

Garage Door Replacement- Improve the exterior of your home by upgrading your garage door. Many terrific styles and choices are out there…from plain steel doors to energy-efficient insulated models with glass windows and panels.

Fiber-Cement Siding- Known as the “royalty of siding”, fiber cement offers resistance to moisture, terminates, rot and fire. It’s flexible and stable so repainting is less often – saving money over time and its long lasting.  It’s also known for being more of an upscale, high quality product.

Replacement Windows- New energy efficient window’s can save you money and look great! Definitely worth the return on your investment!

Vinyl Siding- Low maintenance, light weight and inexpensive, vinyl siding definitely continues to be the most popular choice for replacement of siding. With color-fast formulas and installations that are seamless, vinyl siding looks better than ever!

Kitchen Updates- A minor remodel to the kitchen that includes cabinet re-facing of doors and drawers along with new appliances, countertops and flooring has the highest average return on investments according to the Cost vs Value report over the past 10 years!

Comments (3)

Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Adding updates and remodeling can add value to your home the key is not doing too much. Thanks for the tips have a great weekend.

Feb 28, 2014 04:06 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kevin - Thank you for the very good list of information about sure bets for adding value to your home in 2014.

Feb 28, 2014 01:12 PM
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Kevin Dale Marciniak

Eveeyone of these are excellent ways to increase one's value of their home. Good blog

Jan 14, 2015 12:08 PM

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