With summer rapidly fading into cooler months, now is the perfect time to give your home a bit of a boost. Small renovations can make a drastic improvement not only to curb appeal but to the overall value of your home as well. Whether you’re in the market to sell or simply spruce up your surroundings before the winter hits, we have some simple ideas for value-adding projects that can be completed with ease this season.
Walkway or Driveway Renovations
Some of the most valuable home improvement projects are centered on adding a greater degree of curb appeal to your home - the weather is comfortable and you have ample time to enjoy the upgrades before the winter arrives. Updating the outside of your home can be as simple as repairing your driveway or repaving a walkway or patio. These types of renovations can significantly improve a home’s appeal, eliminating the presence of cracks, weeks and other wear and tear.
There are a number of options as far as patterns and material that can be used to complete a driveway or walkway renovation. Cobblestone, slate, sandstone and river stone are some of the most widely used, and each provides the homeowner with an opportunity to create a unique, fresh appeal. Creating an inviting exterior can make potential buyers more eager to view the home, and well-maintained driveways and walkways can drastically increase re-sale value.
Bathroom or Kitchen Upgrades
Even small aspects of a home, such as a chipped or cracked floor tile in the bathroom or kitchen can significantly bring down the home’s value. It is both an annoyance and an eyesore to both potential buyers and homeowners alike. However, replacing broken tiles or upgrading from laminate flooring in your kitchen or bathroom is a simple renovation that can quickly change the look and feel of the room. No matter if the kitchen, bathroom or other area of your home is set to undergo a flooring transformation, this value boosting project can be completed in a short period of time and fit into a wide range of homeowner budgets. Because ceramic tile is extremely durable not to mention much more elegant than other materials, this renovation can increase home value exponentially.
Homeowners who focus their attention on renovation projects that not only increase the value of their home but also make the space more inviting overall can ensure the time, effort and money that goes into the project is well worth it. Both exterior work, such as driveway and walkway repair, and kitchen or bathroom tile updates are long-lasting, as well, guaranteeing an even greater return on the home improvement investment over the course of homeownership. Whether your goal is to put your house on the market or you simply want to create a more comfortable space for you and your family, these fall renovation ideas are an excellent place to start!