“Are you thinking about making some home improvements, but want to make sure they’re renovations that will actually pay you back in the long run?
Good news: From a complete kitchen renovation to small do-it-yourself projects like repainting light fixtures, there are a variety of cost-effective projects that could help your home have more curb appeal, says Danny Lipford, host and executive producer of the home improvement television show, Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford®.
If you’re considering making some home improvements, check our list of smart and worthwhile projects.
Project #1: Upgrade Your Bathroom
Do you want to upgrade or remodel your bathroom, but concerned about spending too much money? Fret not. Remodeling your bathroom is one of the most profitable home improvement projects, says Marie Leonard, home improvement expert and author of Marie’s Home Improvement Guide.
“As far as getting a return on your investment, the best money is in upgrading or remodeling your bathroom or kitchen,” says Leonard. “All the realtors will tell people that you have the greatest chance of getting your money back on those two.”
And as far as bathroom improvement projects go, Leonard says you have the option of going big and doing a total renovation (replacing toilet, tub, vanity, floor, etc.), or you could do a simple upgrade, which is much less expensive.
For example, “some people will just replace the toilet and vanity, because tubs are so expensive,” says Leonard. In other cases, “they might put down a vinyl floor or new tile floor and then replace the fixtures, like the faucet and the towel bars. It’s much less expensive [than a total bathroom renovation], but still adds value to your home.”
Project #2: Upgrade Your Kitchen
As Leonard mentioned earlier, upgrading your kitchen is another smart renovation worth investing in.
And Lipford offers a similar view, noting that a kitchen remodel is a smart, worthwhile project that could help increase the value of your home.
“The value of a home is driven by the ‘salability’ of said home,” says Lipford. “A house with an out-of-date or obsolete kitchen is very hard to sell, so a price compromise usually takes place.”
But what if a complete kitchen remodel is not in your budget? Not to worry. Leonard explains how you can make small, yet smart, upgrades:
“You can get new countertops; you can repaint your cupboard doors; you can get new handles; you can update your appliances,” she says. “There are different levels of things people can do, depending on their budget.” “
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Learn about smart and practical home improvement projects that could help increase the value of your home. this article is originally by Kenneth Davis/Yahoo Homes – Friday, January 25, 2013 12:48 PM EST