Two Of The Best Home Improvement Projects For 2015
What will be the most profitable home improvement projects of 2015? Experts are already weighing in, suggesting the best fixes and renovations for homeowners to get the very best value out of their home. Here are just a few ways you can improve your living space, while ultimately improving the resale value of your home, too.
Americans Are Obsessed With Outdoor Living
“This next year will continue to see a growing focus on the outdoor space,” The San Diego Union Tribune reports. “This includes outdoor fireplaces, livable-screened porches, and luxurious eating and socializing areas.” Expect to see even more outdoor kitchens, and consider saving up for home remodeling projects that will pay off in years to come. Adding a new deck or patio, for example, has an average return on investment (ROI) of 74 to 88%, depending on the materials used. Although vinyl is durable, the majority of homeowners still prefer the aesthetics and natural feel of wood.
Keep Your Home Pest-Free And Energy Efficient
While fireplaces, firepits, outdoor kitchens, and elaborate dining areas are in vogue — and will, in all likelihood, pay off handsomely, it is also a good idea to think about some more practical improvements around the house. For example, nearly all homes that are not brand new need at least some maintenance, and windows and entryways are among the top problem areas.
Whether you install new French doors with screens, a new pull down door in the garage, or new window frames, keep a few things in mind. First, think about energy efficiency. In addition to or in place of energy efficient glass, French doors with screens or retractable screens for porches can also help conserve energy. Solar screens may be made out of fiber glass, aluminum, copper, or fabric mesh and greatly reduce cooling costs. Having these screens in place can also go a long way to keep bugs and pests out of your home.
Home improvements are important — and, with all of the experts weighing in and giving plenty of advice, it is a great time to think about them. Consider adding luxury amenities to outdoor spaces or installing new doors, window frames, and/or screens for a more practical (and equally profitable!) home improvement project. Check out this site for more.