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5 Home Improvement Projects That Will Boost Your Equity

Maintaining and improving your home is an exciting way to make your investment more lucrative, while simultaneously protecting the comfort and safety of your family.  Families grow and meld together, and it’s important that you have the knowledge to keep your home in good shape.  

Accommodate your family with ease, and delve into home improvement.  Boost your stability and your home equity with these home improvement projects.  

Update the flooring in your home

Updating the flooring in your home will give it an instant facelift.  The general idea of flooring improvement is to install floors that will be sturdy and easy to keep clean.  

Floors that will last for many years are the best investment for homeowners, as it could be a moderately pricey project.  Invest in strong, durable materials for your family’s feet to enjoy for many years to come.  

Boost energy efficiency 

Investing in energy efficiency is always a solid way to spend your money.  Upgrading your home to a more energy efficient environment may cost some money upfront, but you’ll save loads of money over time.  

The investment will eventually pay for itself and more.  The government also offers energy efficient tax credits and grants, so it’s best to investigate all options.  

Invest in extra living space

Tackling home improvement projects that expand the livable space in your floor plan will always boost the equity of your property.  If you have an unfinished basement or attic area, it would be a sound investment to finish the space.  

You could build an extra bedroom, a mother-in-law suite, or an office space.  Either way, you choose to go, your improvement project will make your property worth more overall.  

Spruce up the outside of your property

Investing some of your time and money into sprucing up the outside of your home is another good way to boost equity in your property.  When you choose to sell your home, the curb appeal of your property will make a huge impact on the marketability of the place.  

While you still occupy your home, curb appeal matters for a different reason.  Your neighbors deserve to have a nice yard next to their own. If you live in a place that is a part of the HOA, you’ll have specific standards for maintaining the outside of your property.  

Your kitchen is always worth upgrading 

The kitchen space in a home is one of the most trafficked areas of the whole property.  You cook, clean, and fellowship in your home’s kitchen space. The upkeep and efficiency of your home’s kitchen will not only make life easier for the whole family, but it will raise the overall equity of your property.

Anna Johansson

Anna is a freelance writer and researcher from the Olympia, WA area who loves to obsess about weird topics and then write about them. When she isn't writing, she is outside on her bike and comtemplating her eventual trip to graduate school.

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