There are numerous ways to enhance the value of your home. Whether aiming for a quick sale or planning for the long term, these renovations can make your property more appealing to potential buyers. Below, we’ll discuss various strategies to maximize your home’s worth through different projects.

Starting with the exterior, the first impression of a property is crucial. Therefore, having good curb appeal is essential. Investing in curb appeal projects can yield a return on investment (ROI) of 238%. These projects might include lawn care through fertilization and weed control, as well as spreading mulch and tidying up the landscaping.

Other exterior enhancements include refreshing the greenery. For instance, a new coat of exterior paint can yield an ROI of around 152%. Similarly, updating the exterior with a manufactured stone veneer has a 91.4% ROI. A new garage door, which is relatively affordable, can offer an estimated ROI of 133%, or roughly $2,800 in resale value. Incorporating masonry solutions, like adding stone accents or pathways, can also boost curb appeal.

If the budget allows, you could also enhance your outdoor spaces with functional and stylish upgrades. Popular features include comfortable decks or patios, pools, and hot tubs. Although there is some debate about the value-added potential of pools, consulting with a local professional before making a decision is wise. A practical addition to consider is a firepit, which can bring an average ROI of 67%.

Indoors, increasing home value and buyer interest can be achieved through several means. Switching out dull wall paint for light neutral colors is an effective way to brighten up a space. Light blue is a good choice for bathrooms, while bolder colors like charcoal or dark blue can add a modern touch. Additionally, modifying the home for universal design can be beneficial. Adding features such as wider doorways or ramps can make the home more accessible for older residents or those with mobility issues.

You might also invest in more complex interior upgrades. An example of a value-adding feature is a fireplace. According to Redfin, homes with fireplaces sell for 13% more than those without. Similarly, an Angi survey found that 77% of buyers would pay more for a home with one. Installing a fireplace can typically yield a 6-12% increase in home value.

These are just a few ideas to get you started. For further information and additional tips on increasing your home’s value, please see the accompanying resource.