How to Increase Your Home's Value
Their are may ways to increase your home value (average cost recouped, national) according to Realtor Magazine:
Minor kitchen remodel such as new light fixtures can help. (88%)
Bathroom remodel new faucet handles are an easy fix. (85%)
Major kitchen remodel (81%)
Family room addition (80%)
Deck addition (77%)
Master suite (75%)
Attic bedroom (74%)
Siding replacement (73%)
Window replacement changing to dual paned window is a plus. (69%)
Home office (55%)
Projects that may increase your home’s value include: Jacuzzi (4 jets or more); permanent hot tub; in-ground pool; security system; sprinkler system; substantial out buildings; and vaulted ceilings. These may not add value to your house: above-ground pool; ceiling fans; garden pond; and light fixtures.
l Remodel with mass appeal in mind.
l Use durable, quality materials.
l Keep the value of your property within 15 to 20 percent of your neighbors’. Don't over build for the neighborhood.