Home improvement for your home.
The Lawhead Team came across some helpful tips on home improvement from US Bank.
When looking to make home improvement projects to your home, knowing what projects will be the most cost-effective and valuable will help benefit you in the long run if you decide to sell.
Update your home and take away that dated look. The renovation of dark or dated kitchens is one of the most profitable home improvement projects you can make.
Refinance your mortgage and take advantage of the low rates. If interest rates are lower now than when you closed on your current mortgage, you may be able to save money by refinancing.
Updating your bathroom is a great home improvement project that is both profitable and easy. Another great idea is to add a second bath as this is a significantly profitable home improvement.
If you are planning on making the following home improvement projects, see how long they last:
- new chimney: 100 years or more
- asphalt shingles: 15 to 30 years
- a wooden deck: 15 years
- ceramic tile or terrazzo: 100 years or more
- vinyl flooring: 20 to 30 years
- oak or pine floors: 100 years
- refrigerators: up to 20 years
- microwave: 10 years or more
- stove: 15 years or more
- washer and dryer: about 13 years
Spending a little extra on something such as an energy efficient refrigerator, will end up saving you money over time with the lower electricity bills.
What types of home improvement projects have you made on your home? Please comment on our blog and let us know!