Increase the value of your house with these home improvement upgrades

Home owners can use this calculator tool to check how much they can potentially increase the value of their home through various remodeling projects. To use the calculator, simply enter in the value of your home currently. The page will then show you the estimated increase in value of your home for that improvement. For example, if you enter in $350,000 as your current total home value and want to do a kitchen remodel, you can roughly increase the value of your home of up to $24,500.

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Paint Interior

Painting the interior of your home is one of the easiest ways to increase the overall value of your home without doing much or spending a lot of money. A fresh coat of paint can help make your home look newer and brighter. High traffic areas should be your focus point, with the living room and dining room being important for visibility.

Bathroom Remodel

A full remodel of your master bathroom can yeild interesting value for your home. If you install a new bathroom shower or bathtub, vanity, upgrade the tiles and paint, you can increase the value of your house. New fixtures will help brighten up the room and make it more appealing not only to you but to would be buyers if you are selling your home.

Finished Basement

Finishing off your basement can add a lot of extra living area to your home. If you add framing, insulation, drywall, plenty of light, paint, carpeting/floors, you can significantly increase the value of your home. Installing basement windows is a plus if they aren't there, which adds light and can be used as an emergency escape.

Kitchen Makeover

"Kitchens are made for bringing families together," as they say. The kitchen is one of the most important and used rooms in your entire house. Not only can remodeling your kitchen bring you a lot of joy, it can also increase the value of your entire house. Changing cabinets, countertops, and upgrading your floor and appliances can go long way.

Exterior Landscaping

Surprisingly to some is the exterior landscaping. Adding curb appeal is the biggest bang for your buck and will return you the most on your invesment. Adding shrubs, trees, patio, a fire pit, deck, fencing, and other outdoor areas to help spruce up and define your landscape and home and add the most value to your property.

Are you in Maryland and want to improve the value of your property with a home renovation project? Contact V's Home Improvement for a free estimate today.

Calculator values are just estimates and can vary widely on the type and extensiveness of your project. It also depends on where you live and the current property values and market conditions. These estimates are subject to change at anytime and are not guaranteed. This calculator is offered for educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional advice. Estimates are based on Consumer Reports (2015) and Virginia Tech (2018).