Top 3 Renovations That Add Value To Your Home

If you are like most homeowners, you have a long renovations checklist of projects to complete “someday.” But that dream bathroom or high-end kitchen doesn’t have to wait. It’s also wise to focus your efforts on updates that offer the greatest return on investment when renovation project planning.

A high-end kitchen is key.

The kitchen is the heart of the home and a hub for friends and family to gather. And it’s not just for your own enjoyment. According to HGTV, the kitchen can “make or break the sale of a house.” Potential buyers look for elements typically found in a high-end kitchen, like granite or butcher block countertops, quality cabinets and appliances, and convenient features like a pull-out pantry and inside cabinet accessories that help with organization.

In their 2019 remodeling impact report, the National Association of Realtors estimates that homeowners can recoup 52% of the cost of a kitchen upgrade when selling their home, and sometimes even more. That is why a kitchen remodel tops this list and is one of the best investments to make when renovation project planning and looking to boost your home’s value.

Don’t overlook the bathroom.

Where do you go when you need a little “me time” or simply want to unwind. The bathroom, of course! A dream bathroom is another sure-fire investment on your renovations checklist. According to, part of the network, homeowners can easily expect to recoup over 60% of the cost to remodel when selling. If you are on a tight budget, high-value upgrades to focus on include a new bathroom vanity (including faucets and sinks), bathroom hardware, and flooring. A walk-in shower (and/or soaking tub) is also a nice addition and one that you (and future buyers) will certainly appreciate!

Add liveable square footage.

It’s no secret that building an addition can add major value to your home. So can adding more

space. Whether it’s converting an unused corner into a home office or extra TV room, creating an outdoor living space, or adding an amazing closet system, laundry room, or home bar. You could even design an incredible garage hangout! According to Open Door, home size and usable space really do matter, and are critical factors that influence a home’s value.

At Decatur Barns Custom Homes and Siding, we help make your dream home a reality with our custom cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home office, home bar, or TV room, we offer a customized solution and design just for you. Give us a call, and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design service.

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