Although leaves may not yet be turning rich colors, Fall is just around the corner. With the cooler weather and impending holiday season, many people get an itch to do a little home improvement.
If you’re one of those folks and you are thinking of selling your home in the future, consider these “Top 5” suggestions from Forbes.com for projects with the best ROI.
5: Fix or Replace the Leaky Roof
Nothing gives greater peace of mind than hunkering down during a winter storm and knowing that your home is safe from water intrusion. A new or well-functioning roof can provide this measure of safety and it can also improve the aesthetics of your home as well. A refreshed roof also may increase your home’s value at resale, or at the very least, it can eliminate a negotiation point when you sell your home.
4: Exterior Paint Facelift
There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint! Fall is a great time to freshen up exterior paint as the weather becomes more moderate. Select a neutral yet popular tone if you plan to sell your home soon. If the body of your house is in good condition, fresh trim may do the trick for instant curb appeal!
3: Check Out Your Deck
A deck in poor condition is a huge red flag for many buyers. However, a well-maintained deck provides an overall sense of confidence for a buyer when considering a home purchase. Because indoor/outdoor living is a huge part of our lives, many consider a deck an extension of the living area of a home. Do it justice!
2: How About the Front Door?
Nothing is more welcoming than a freshly painted front door. It’s a quick project that can be completed in a few hours. Put a few new pots of mums and scatter a few pumpkins on the landing to complete the curb appeal.
1: Gutter Cleaning for the Win: Priceless!
Cleaning your gutters before winter storms roll in is a simple way to avoid future foundation problems. The best part? It’s essentially free, although you can hire someone to do the job for you. Regardless, it’s a no-brainer for keeping your home in great condition.
So, grab a pumpkin spice latte and enjoy your next fall project.