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Home Renovations



Projects that add the most value:

· Updating kitchen and bathrooms (painting cupboards, resurfacing counter tops, installing stainless steel appliances)

· Replacing or power washing exterior siding

· Updating interior paint

· Rejuvenating landscaping

· Updating/Installing trim and crown molding

· Refinishing/Replacing flooring (to higher-quality materials)

· Installing/Updating light fixtures and ceiling fans

Less-profitable and possibly value-damaging projects have one of three flaws: they’re expensive, they focus on a space not used every day, or they reflect too much of the owners’ personal taste.

Projects not guaranteed to add value:

· Converting part or all of the garage into a family room or hobby space

· Turning a spare bedroom into a home office

· Screening in an outdoor room

· Conducting a deluxe upgrade in anything but an upscale home

In addition to adding value to a home, sweat equity can empower homeowners and make them more knowledgeable about their house and how best to maintain its value in the long-term.

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