Rhode Island Homeowners: Add Resale Value With Smart Remodels

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Remodeling your home can boost its value.
Remodeling your home can boost its value. (Shutterstock)

This is a good time of year for Rhode Island homeowners to start planning home improvement projects. Whether you’re getting ready to sell or plan on living in your home for another ten years, it pays to do smart renovations and upgrades. But where do you start? Focus on these areas when you’re planning to remodel:

  • Bathrooms and kitchens always benefit from even a small renovation.
  • Consider remodel projects that improve or increase the living space in your home.
  • Improve curb appeal with home exterior updates.
  • For larger projects hire a contractor for a professional job.

Here are the top 5 projects that can boost the value of your home:

1. Exterior Updates

Upgrades to the exterior can improve your home’s curbside appeal to potential buyers. You can enhance the outside of your home with these projects:

  • Add a new coat of paint.
  • Replace the front door with a new look and style.
  • Upgrade the landscaping by planting a tree and trimming bushes and shrubs.

To increase home resale value call a HomeAdvisor remodel contractor in Rhode Island.

2. Increase Interior Space to Add Value

Expanding usable living space is a good way to boost the value of your home. You can add space by finishing the basement to use as a family or fitness room, playroom for the kids, or as an office.

3. Refinish Wood Flooring

Today’s flooring trend is all about wood. But if you don’t take care of your wood floors they can make your home look out of date and uncared for. Refinishing your wood flooring is an easy way to brighten up your home and add value. For this project, consider hiring an experienced professional to do the job right. You can expect to pay around $1,800 to hire a flooring contractor.

4. Give Kitchen Cabinets a Makeover

If a full remodel isn’t in your budget, you can still give your kitchen a makeover by refacing the cabinets. Using the existing cabinets and frame, doors and drawers can be updated without being replaced. For an average cost of about $7,400 your kitchen can go from boring to an exciting new look that appeals to buyers.

5. Add a Fireplace

A smart remodel is to add a fireplace to your home. When you put your home on the market, prospective buyers will love the charm and warmth that a fireplace adds to any room. Depending on the size and style of fireplace you want, expect to pay around $2,100 for this home addition.

It’s easy to boost the resale value of your home with smart projects. For help call a HomeAdvisor remodeling contractor in Rhode Island.

This Patch article is sponsored by HomeAdvisor.

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