Regardless of market conditions it is always best to show off your home’s true potential
Cervone Deegan + Associates knows that if you are looking to sell your home in the near future you may wonder if you should do some improvements if your home is not entirely up to date. Or, if you are a buyer looking to make a home purchase and perhaps the home of interest needs some work then you may be wondering which projects may increase the value the most. Here is some good information on which ones can be among the best choices.
Especially in the northeast having a home that can keep your home at an ambient temperature during inclement weather is key. Some reports say you can save 15% on heating and cooling costs by improving your insulation. Attics, basement rafters, door and window sweeps are all places you can add insulation or fill troublesome drafty gaps.
These days there are many options for both wood and vinyl windows. The good news is that there are products for a variety of different home styles especially if you are among more of a historic property. Just be sure to do your research to make sure you are selecting one with a good reputation.
A full kitchen remodel can be quite expensive but the good news is that there are some things you can do for less that make a big difference. For example you can do cabinet refacing, add a backsplash, just replace countertops or update flooring.
Similar to a kitchen upgrade there are things you can do to your bathroom to avoid a full remodel. For example, upgrading vanities, plumbing and lighting fixtures as well as a mirror.
Smart thermostats can save you money and provide you with comfort and convenience. Program your system, control it remotely or some even learn your behaviors and adjust temperatures automatically.
Nowadays there are even kits that you can install yourself fairly easily. These add alarms and video surveillance options and can come at a relatively low monthly cost to monitor as well.
Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smart detectors are also fast growing in popularity. These devices can send you alerts to your phone about anything that is out of the ordinary to your phone.
Of course landscaping can get expensive but there are some inexpensive jobs that make your home look much better. These include pruning shrubs, planting some bushes and of course freshly mulching your beds.
Power washing can often get overlooked. Especially those northern exposure sides of your home can accrue some moss and unwanted growth so be sure to keep all areas clean with power washing.
Adding a deck or patio can be among the more expensive projects to consider but if you don’t have a current outdoor option then it could be worth it. Decks and patios extend your living space during the nicer weather which has been even more valued during the past year or two.