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By: Kevin Ahern on April 23rd, 2015

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Top 7 Summer Remodeling Projects to Increase Your Home's Value

Residential | Seasonal

Summer is approaching quickly! Now is the time to think about starting your home improvement and remodeling projects. These 7 summer remodeling projects will improve the experience of living in your home while also boosting your home's property value.

Kitchen Remodeling

Many people say their kitchen is the heart of their home. Improving your kitchen, even in small ways, can increase your home's property value by leaps and bounds. As you consider what to include in your kitchen remodel, consider replacing the appliances, installing new countertops or cabinets, or going as far as to add a bump-out for a breakfast nook. How much does a kitchen remodel pay off? Expect to recoup as much as 120% of your remodeling costs in your home sale.

Deck Installation

Deck installations add usable space to the back yard, making your home better equipped for entertaining. Maybe that's why you can recoup as much as 131% of the cost of the deck at the time of sale.

Energy Efficient Window Installation

Plan to recoup as much as 72.9% of the cost of installing energy efficient windows when you sell your house. Energy efficient window installation has benefits beyond recouping costs at the time of sale. Your new energy efficient windows can save you money on home heating and cooling costs, which means that you'll financially benefit from your remodel beginning immediately.

Add An Additional Bathroom

It's hard living in a home without enough bathrooms. Maybe that's why some bathroom remodels can recoup as much as 182% of the remodeling costs when the house sells. To maximize the amount you recoup at the time of sale, keep the remodeling costs reasonable and avoid installing expensive items like a hot tub.

Add an Attic Bedroom

An attic bedroom adds square footage to your home and could potentially become an in-law apartment down the road. Once the addition is complete, you can recoup as much as 72.5 percent of the cost of the remodel in the sale of your home.

Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

This is a simple home remodeling project that can dramatically improve the value of your home because it directly appeals to potential buyers. To improve your home's curb appeal, make cosmetic improvements to the front of your house. For example, make small landscaping changes, or add a fresh coat of paint to your front door.

Upgrade Your Siding

A siding upgrade can boost property values because it boosts curb appeal. When you install new siding on your house, you can hope to recoup as much as 92% of the cost of the remodel at the time of sale.

For more information about ways that you can improve your home's property value with remodeling projects, contact Litchfield Builders.

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