• 6 Ways To Increase Your Home’s Value

    6 Ways To Increase Your Home’s Value

    6 Ways To Increase Your Home's Value

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    March 17, 2017

    All the ways that can translate to resale value have some commonalities..

    • Low Maintenance
    • Good Quality
    • Energy Efficient
    • Cost Effective

    These projects are the best long-term remodeling investments you can make:

    Kitchen Upgrade

    Even with a very small or minor kitchen remodel you can recover a percentage of the cost during resale.  Replacing cabinets, flooring, countertops, and appliances will give your home an up-to-date feel which is attractive to would-be buyers — making them smart investments.  Same with bathrooms!

    Check out all our Edge kitchen cabinet, vanity, and other brands by clicking here.

    We feature Shiloh, Aspect, Eclipse, WayPoint, MidContinentBertch, Fabuwood and Prior Creek cabinetry.

    Replacing Your Front Door

    Your front door works tirelessly to usher people in/out and seal up the house.  Replacing your old front door with a new one will kick up the home’s curb appeal and yield a fair resale value.

    Replacing the front door gives you the best bang for your buck in terms of transforming the look and feel of your home.

    Plus, old exterior doors can be a huge source of energy loss.  So you’re improving the look of your home, improving energy efficiency — and doing it inexpensively.

    If you need new doors and windows, simply click here.

    New Siding Old, worn siding equals bad curb appeal.  This can contribute to a 10% (or more) reduction in your home’s value.  New siding screams “my owner takes care of me.”   What should you choose?  Vinyl and Fiber-cement siding are great replacement options.   Vinyl siding is low-cost, durable, and easy to install.  Best of all it’s a low-maintenance feature.  Vinyl siding includes fade-resistant finishes and transferrable lifetime warranties.  Some siding can return as high as 83% of its cost during resale.   Fiber-cement siding also shows a strong payback of 79% during resale.  It’s also considered to have a better perceived quality.
    Deck and Patio Additions

    People are living alfresco more and more.  According to a Home Trends Survey from the American Institute of Architects, our love of outdoor living spaces (especially decks and patios) is on the rise.  This equates to a desire for updated/upgraded patios and decks — which translates to better resale value.

    Converting an Attic into a Bedroom

    A top floor bedroom is more than a daydream — it’s a terrific investment.  You’ll gain living space without having to add on to your home.  The walls, floor, and ceiling are already in place which keeps remodeling costs to a minimum.

    This also translates to extra resale value.

    New Garage Door

    A new garage door provides a huge boost for your home’s curb appeal at a fairly modest cost.  That’s great news if you’re selling your home.

    There are a host of factory-finish colors, wood-look embossed steel, and glass window insets that’ll give your doors bankable personality while providing additional security.

    Feel free to stop into Builder Supply Outlet or the Edge Showroom with any home improvement questions you may have regarding kitchen cabinets, remodeling, construction, contractors, designing/installing a new kitchen or bathroom — or anything else.  We can help you through the entire design and installation process from A-Z.  Or call us anytime in Broadview, IL at 1-708-343-3900 or in Orland Park, IL at 1-844-876-3343.  You can also make an appointment to meet with one of our Edge Kitchen and Bathroom designers at no charge by clicking here.