Top Holiday Home Improvements That Will Pay You Back


With Fall in full swing, it can mean only one thing…the holiday season is right around the corner! Now is the time to get your home ready to host those holiday gatherings and celebrations. Yes, remodeling can be costly, so we’ve consulted the latest Remodeling 2016 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com) to suggest the top three best holiday home improvement projects that will also pay you back when you sell your home.

Now is the time to get your home ready to host those holiday gatherings and celebrations. Check out the the top three best holiday home improvement projects for 2016.1. Entry Door Replacement

The entry to your home sets the tone and mood for visitors before they even ring the doorbell. So if you need to replace a dingy, old entry door, this is a great project to instantly give your home a welcoming, beautiful facelift. At an average cost of $1,300 to $3,000 it’s affordable and will pay you back 75-84 percent at sale. Imagine the joy of getting to decorate a new entry door for the holidays!

2. Minor Kitchen Remodel

If you have the time, resources and desire to go for a major kitchen update for the holiday, by all means go for it! It will pay back about 65 percent at resale. However, a minor kitchen remodel will work well too. With an average cost of over $20k it’s no small expense but will pay you back over 83 percent of that cost at sale. A minor remodel means you’ll replace the cabinet fronts, all appliances, sink fixtures, laminate countertops, repaint trim and walls, and flooring.

3. Attic Insulation

No, it’s not that glamorous or exciting, but having adequate insulation in your attic is the top paying home improvement project in this year’s Cost vs. Value Report. The average cost for the project is about $1,249 but will pay back a whopping 105 percent at sale. So, even though your guests may never see it, having R-30 insulation in your attic will not only keep your home warmer and more comfortable it will make your home more efficient, reducing your heating and cooling costs year-round. Just think, more money for hosting those holiday parties!

So, consider planning your holiday remodeling projects right away. With these projects done, you’ll be ready and waiting for the excitement of holiday entertaining!

 

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