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Add Value To Your Home - Renovation Tips

* Beefing up your attic insulation, but from a purely cost-benefit

* One of the best home improvements that you can make

* Some reports, calculate that you will see a 107 percent return on your attic insulation project.

* You will also see a difference in your home utility bills in the interim

2. Replace your front door

* Average cost: $1,500 to $2,500

* An automatic win when it comes to curb appeal

* A new front door will return about 90 percent of its value in sales price.

* The most popular replacements are stately stone veneer models and sensible steel doors.

* A welcoming and attractive front entrance can be a winning feature with potential buyers

3. Install new vinyl siding

* Average cost: $12,000

* Probably not the project you want to tackle just before you sell your home unless your existing siding is a real eyesore.

* It only returns about 80 percent at resale, although excellent compared to a major kitchen remodel at just 65 percent.

* A neutral taupe or beige with dark shutters, for example, disguises dirt and still looks elegant. 

4. Upgrade your garage door


* Average cost: $2,300 to $3,000

* Upgrading your garage door delivers about 80 percent of its cost when you sell your home.

* Garage doors with plenty of windows tend to do a little better than those without.

* Use one of the new remodeling preview apps to get an idea of what different doors before buying. 

5. Switch to hardwood floors

* Average cost: $5,000 to $6,000

* Upgrading your carpet or laminate floors to hardwood flooring can return between 78 and 91 percent of the cost

* Keep in mind that engineered wood products don't fare nearly as well real wood.

*  Look for a universally appealing finish, and keep in mind that oak is a perennial favorite among homebuyers. 


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