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July 13, 2023

Top 20 home improvement ideas to increase the resale value of your home.

When it comes to selling your home, increasing its resale value is a priority. Home improvements can be a smart investment, as they not only enhance your living space but also attract potential buyers and command higher offers. Whether you're planning to sell in the near future or simply want to boost your home's value for the long term, here are 20 top home improvement ideas that can significantly impact your home's resale value.


  1. Kitchen Remodeling: Update countertops, cabinets, appliances, and fixtures to create a modern and functional kitchen space.
  2. Bathroom Upgrades: Enhance bathrooms with new fixtures, tile work, vanities, and energy-efficient features.
  3. Landscaping: Improve curb appeal by investing in landscaping, including a well-maintained lawn, gardens, and outdoor lighting.
  4. Deck or Patio Addition: Create an inviting outdoor living space with a deck or patio, perfect for entertaining and relaxation.
  5. Energy-Efficient Upgrades: Install energy-efficient windows, insulation, and appliances to lower utility costs and attract eco-conscious buyers.
  6. Attic Conversion: Convert an underutilized attic into a bedroom, office, or living space to add functional square footage.
  7. Basement Finishing: Finish the basement to create an additional living area, game room, or home theater.
  8. Open Floor Plan: Remove non-load-bearing walls to create an open, airy layout that appeals to modern design preferences.
  9. Garage Renovation: Renovate the garage to provide storage space, improve organization, or add a workshop area.
  10. Smart Home Technology: Install smart home devices such as thermostats, security systems, and lighting controls for convenience and energy efficiency.
  11. Exterior Painting: Give your home a fresh look with a new coat of exterior paint, enhancing its overall appeal.
  12. Hardwood Flooring: Upgrade or refinish flooring with hardwood, as it adds elegance and durability, increasing the value of your home.
  13. Fresh Paint: Repaint interior walls in neutral colors to create a clean, blank canvas for potential buyers.
  14. Add a Home Office: With the rise of remote work, having a dedicated home office space is highly desirable for many buyers.
  15. Updated Lighting: Install modern and energy-efficient light fixtures to enhance the overall ambiance and functionality of your home.
  16. Bathroom Expansion: If space permits, consider expanding smaller bathrooms to create a more luxurious and spacious feel.
  17. Outdoor Kitchen: Install an outdoor kitchen with a grill, sink, and countertop to create a desirable space for outdoor cooking and entertaining.
  18. Solar Panels: Invest in solar panels to reduce energy costs and attract buyers looking for sustainable living options.
  19. Replace Roofing: Install a new roof to improve the overall appearance, energy efficiency, and durability of your home.
  20. Add a Bedroom: If feasible, convert a den or other space into an additional bedroom, increasing the home's appeal to larger families.


By focusing on these home improvement ideas, you can significantly enhance your home's resale value and attract potential buyers who are willing to pay a premium for a well-maintained and updated property.

Posted in Selling Your Home
July 31, 2017

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