Whether you want to sell your home this spring or plan to continue to live there, it is good to increase its value. Here are some of the best projects to add value to your home.


Professional landscaping adds value to a home. Low-maintenance landscape design is preferable because you won’t have to spend as much time and money tending to it. Installing ground cover plants is a way to minimize grass that has to be mowed, and it fends off weeds. Get help from your local garden center in choosing shrubs, bushes, trees, flowers, and creeping ground cover plants that will grow well in your climate.

Add Value to Your Home with New Windows

Any improvement to your home’s energy efficiency also makes it worth more. Replacing old windows with new ones boosts insulation and makes the whole home look new. Window manufacturers make double and triple-paned models and windows that contain argon gas between the panes for better thermal efficiency.

Minor Kitchen Remodel

A minor kitchen remodel has a better return-on-investment than a complete kitchen overhaul. You’ll spend less and are more likely to recoup the costs if you decide to sell.

Focus on the areas of your kitchen that most need an upgrade. You could replace old appliances and increase energy-efficiency. Maybe you have old laminate countertops that could be replaced with quartz or granite. Choose just two or three components to upgrade instead of changing everything.

Add Value to Your Home with Indoor Painting

Indoor painting is one of the easiest projects with the biggest impact. A fresh coat of paint can make a room look fresh and new. If you are hoping to add value to your home before selling, repainting the interior is a smart move. Choose neutral colors that appeal to a wide range of people. Once someone moves in, they can add their own color scheme with furniture, decor, and artwork.

The Entryway

It may seem too simple to matter, but painting the front door provides one of the best ROIs of 75%. The front door is the focal point of the home, so a bold color helps it stand out. Reds, yellows, greens, and blues are all great choices for the front door.

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