When it comes to shelling out for renovations and fixes, homeowners have no shortage of options. So when is it smart to splurge and when is it foolish? From wiring to landscaping, here are a few foolproof ways to get the best home-improvement bang for your hard-earned buck—without suffering a case of buyer’s remorse.
Add Outdoor Living Space
Hire Your Own Inspector
Finish the Basement
Maximizing the usable square footage of your home is a smart move in an escalating real-estate market. You can transform that dim cavern below your feet into a fabulous game room, home gym, or playroom. To take it to the next level, consider adding a bathroom—provided the plumbing is already in place it would be an easy project to tackle.
Photo: Zillow Digs home in Portland, OR
Revamp Electrical Systems
Invest in Landscaping
It may be a few years until you can appreciate the benefits, but adding trees and shrubs to your yard adds to your home’s curb appeal and value—and shade trees can cut energy costs, as well. Get bids from a few different landscapers, ask them for a guarantee to replace any plants that don’t do well in the first year, and choose items that thrive in your neighborhood. Soon you’ll have the nicest looking yard on the block.Photo: Zillow Digs home in Phoenix, AZ
Spruce Up the Bathroom
After kitchens, bathrooms give the most payback on your renovation dollar—plus, you use them all the time, so you’ll never second-guess giving them an upgrade. For a timeless look, choose durable black or white flooring and surfaces. And invest in a high-quality toilet—you’ll always be glad you did!Photo: Zillow Digs home in Oakland, CA
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