Home improvement is generally the repair, maintenance, restoration, or improvement of residential real property such as a house or condominium. This can include remodeling, renovation, repair, and replacement of existing things such as roofs, windows, doors, plumbing, and electrical systems. It can also involve landscaping or building additions.
According to Anderson, the categories of home improvement that are surging the most this year are those related to outdoor projects, including deck construction and fence installation. He adds that energy-efficient upgrades are another category poised for growth in 2023. These improvements help homeowners cut down on utility costs and may attract buyers in the future when it comes time to sell.
Regardless of what you choose to do to improve your home, it is important that you are aware of how much value the project will add and that you don’t go overboard. Overly expensive upgrades that don’t match the neighborhood won’t add as much value, and they can actually detract from your home’s appeal. A good rule of thumb is to consult a real estate professional before starting any high-end renovations.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to add value to your home without going into debt or running out of money. Simple updates like painting, re-grouting tile and power washing the outside of your house can make your home more appealing if you decide to sell in the future. They can also help you enjoy your home more while you are living in it.