May is National Home Improvement Month, a time when families can begin planning out any upgrades they want to make to their households. With the warm weather here, now is the perfect opportunity for you to take the initiative and renovate any rooms that you would like to see changed. Whether you want to make these adjustments for yourself or to increase the dwelling's value for you to put it on the market, you will ultimately benefit either way. Homes.com compiled a list of the top five home improvement projects that will add to a space's value, as reported by the source Logan Daily News.
Here are a few ways to remodel your home:
- Basements: Individuals these days are looking for basements that function as more than just storage space. The most basic element of a renovated basement: make sure that each wall is insulated and able to repel water.
- Exterior: One of the most important parts of any home is its curb appeal. If your home's exterior is not eye-catching, then you will have a tougher time drawing people in to make a sale. Even by just adding some plants and some new lighting will raise the resale value dollar for dollar.
- Kitchen: Most contractors will be able to tell you that families are most interested in making upgrades to the kitchen. If a full remodel is out of your price range – as they can run anywhere from $20-$40,000 - then you should focus on the areas that most need attention – the cabinets and walls. New wood and paint can liven up any space.