There are many reasons to invest in a home addition. It’s a great way to expand the use of your home, perhaps provide more space for your growing family or just have some additional recreational area for your own use and enjoyment. It could also add to the overall value of your home. Because these types of projects are a considerable investment, you want to maximize the returns that you could potentially get from them.
Let our expert designers from Empire State Builders & Contractors show you a few home additions that really pay off.
Updated Doors and Windows
We’ll begin with what is perhaps the lowest hanging fruit in the home additions gallery — replacement doors and windows. Choosing the right type of product can significantly improve your home’s curb appeal, upping your value by over 80% right off the bat. Additionally, ENERGY STAR® certified glazing can save you money on your utility bills, which means these windows can, potentially, pay for themselves over time.
Deck Construction and Outdoor Living Areas
If you’re looking for a project that basically pays for itself in terms of values, then having a deck is right up there on the list. Building a wooden deck will require carpentry services and can be around 20% cheaper than a composite deck, but it typically requires frequent maintenance and repainting. On the other hand, composite decks cost more initially but make up for it with a longer life span and higher durability.
Updating your old kitchen cabinets and appliances can be a major remodeling project but as far as returns are concerned, you can recoup as much as 70% of your investments from the added value alone. Even minor changes can net you a whopping return of 90% and up your initial cost. Get inspiration for modern kitchen ideas to further maximize these already considerable numbers.
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