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Many homebuyers will be starting their home search in the coming months, ready to buy The Woodlands real estate in the spring and summer. But for many homeowners in The Woodlands, renovation will be on the books. And great news— the return value on home improvement projects is up! According to Apartment Therapy, “All projects are up (an average of 10%) for the first time in six years.” But of course, some projects yield a bigger result than other, especially when the time comes to sell your homes in The Woodlands.

Replace Practice Features
We’re talking windows, doors, siding, front doors— when a homebuyer will visit your home, these will be the first thing they notice. On average, these features are more valuable than any other home remodeling project you can do with your property. Take a walk around your home and take note of what may be outdated or not in its best working order. Are these features on the list? Start with those first.

Exterior Features Too
Outdoor projects have a higher overall cost-value ratio. Projects include adding a deck to your home, replacing a broken garage door, updating the landscaping and more are all great projects that will increase curb appeal (which attracts Woodlands homebuyers) and will show the best value when the times comes to sell your home. Broken outdoor light fixtures? Start with the easy repairs and work your way to adding on features like a deck.

The Kitchen
Always on the top of homebuyer wish lists when searching for homes for sale in The Woodlands is an updated kitchen. If spending the money on a new roof or siding is not in the cards right now, perhaps you want to channel that into a kitchen renovation. Cabinet upgrades, countertops, and new appliances all will total under the cost of new siding and will yield a return in the eyes of homebuyers and home values. But remain cash-savvy— luxury kitchen upgrades do not always hold value as well as small projects that include simply replacing appliances.

Big Projects
If a big, high-end project is on your renovation to-do list, start with the bathroom, basement, second-story addition, or another project that adds square footage. These projects all add square footage and will add more value than other high-end renovation projects for your Woodlands home. According to Apartment Therapy, “Major bathroom projects even fared slightly better than minor bathroom upgrades.” However, keep in mind— if you don’t plan to sell your home for some time, you can complete the projects that add to your enjoyment of the home.

Home renovations will be big this year for Woodlands homeowners and it’s important to look into those that pack the most punch of your home seller buck if selling is around the corner. Ready to talk selling your home? Contact us today!

Rick Raanes

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