Your Windsor Home: The Top Home Improvements You Need to Make

Posted in General Blog | 22/01/2012

Windsor Home

Windsor Home

If you are going to spend money improving your Windsor home, keep in mind that not all home improvements are good investments.  Of course, if you plan on staying in your house for the long term, then remodel however you desire.  But if you are considering selling your home in the near future, then it is important to keep potential buyers’ tastes in mind more than your own.

Unlike previous years, before the housing crisis, renovations would often match their costs on resale, however, this is not so much the case today.  What is important is spending wisely when making home improvements and get the most bang for your buck with your Windsor home.

If you spend money on any improvements to your Windsor home, concentrate on your home’s exterior.  Repaint or replace your front door if it is dated or showing its age.  Replace leaky windows, garage doors and  siding if damaged.  Improve your landscaping and plant fresh flowers.  If you have a deck, refinish and stain.  If you don’t have a deck or patio, consider building one, as it is a less expensive way to add living space that is so desirable for summer entertaining.  Making these improvements will create a solid first impression and give your home high curb appeal.

Steps for the inside of your Windsor home should begin in the kitchen which is where most families spend the majority of their time.  However, updating your kitchen does not need to cost you a considerable sum.  Making simple improvements, such as replacing countertops, key appliances or cabinet hardware can make a drastic improvement.  As with the kitchen, pay attention to the bathrooms, which age easily.  Replace a vanity, install updated lighting fixtures and plumbing fixtures to give your bathroom a modern, clean look.

Of course, you can never go wrong with a fresh coat of paint, replacing worn, threadbare carpets and repairing and refinishing damaged floors.  If buyers see any unreasonable work that needs to be done, they are more likely to walk away.

All of these improvements have the potential to create an impressive return and can actually increase the value of your Windsor home.

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