Great Home Improvement Projects for 2016


If you’re like most other homeowners, you carry around a long list of great home improvement projects in your mind that will make your home much nicer to look at and a better place to live in. Hopefully, your dream projects will add to your home’s value, as well.

Of the different possibilities open to you, high-quality custom front doors do something that nearly no other home improvement project comes close to doing — they return a profit on your investment. In other words, when you put in a great front door, it adds more to the value of your home than the door itself costs (if only by a slim margin). It’s pure profit.

If you’re in the market for improvements to your home, and you haven’t already done your front door, that’s where you should start. If you do have a great new door, here are other excellent ideas for sound home-improvement investments to take up this year.

Home Improvement Projects

If you want to spend no more than $500

Most home improvements cost in the order of thousands. If you’re short right now, there still are great projects that you can find. These ideas below will mean reasonable returns on your investment, and a pretty face to your home.

  • Try repainting the front of your home.
  • Invest in pretty lighting for the outside.
  • Buy a pressure washer, and wash the driveway and other walkways on a regular basis.

These may be modest improvements, but they will immediately brighten up your home, and send your home’s stock up.

If you want to spend no more than $1,000

A $1,000 budget isn’t too shabby. It will buy you one of the following:

  • A new whole-house water filtration appliance.
  • A new water-saving toilet.
  • A new floor for your bathroom.
  • A new walkway.

If you want to spend no more than $5,000

Perhaps $5,000 won’t be enough to renovate the master bedroom; you can still make some great improvements, though.

  • Get new, resource-efficient showerheads, faucets and toilets for the entire house.
  • Replace all the doors — at the front, the garage and the patio.
  • Paint the entire exterior of your house.
  • Put in a sprinkler system for the lawn.

Finally, if you have $10,000 to play with, there’s not much that you can’t do. New, energy-efficient windows all around are a great start for both improved appearance and a great return on your investment. Not only will you make money back on your energy bills, you’ll add to the value of your home, as well. New major appliances, new landscaping and new interior walls are all possibilities.

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