Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

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Smart homeowners know that putting money in their home returns money by boosting the value of the home — by as much as 30 percent. Here are ways to add value to your home.

Invest in Landscaping

Curb appeal is still king, and when your home is landscaped nicely it will impress visitors.

Update Kitchens and Bathrooms

A modern kitchen is the top desired feature of millennial homebuyers. You don’t have to fully remodel the kitchen; new cabinets and countertops will be enough.

Remodel a dated bathroom or consider adding a half bath if you have an old home with a single bathroom.

Replace the Roof

If your shingles are looking shabby, consider putting on a new roof. With an older roof that is showing its age, potential buyers might worry about animals in the attic, ice dams come winter, roof leaks, or water damage. Buyers will respond positively to a new roof, whereas if your roof is old, they may consider lowering their offer in anticipation of a need to replace the roof in the near-term.

Install Energy Efficient Appliances, Windows, and Insulation

Increasingly, home buyers of all ages are interested in reducing energy costs. If your house is well-insulated, has high-performing windows, and features energy efficient appliances (look for the Energy Star rating when you new appliances), it will stand out from other properties on the market. Making these improvements when you live in the home will also save you money every month, so if you’re looking for a place to get a quick win with home improvement, this could be it.


Paint is one of the most reliable ways to change the way your home presents to others. This is also an easy project to do yourself if you are looking to add value on a budget. Stick with neutral colors such as white or gray.

Put in a New HVAC

Installing new HVAC can pay off because smart home buyers want to know that the home’s major systems are modern. Chances are, heating and cooling systems have gotten more energy efficient since your home’s current HVAC was installed, so this is another project where you can save money too.

Get a Roofing Estimate

To get an estimate from Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, your professional roofing contractor in Cincinnati with over 15 years of experience, contact us today.