The New York Times recently posted an article listing the top 10 most cost effective ways to renovate your home and get the most out of it. A costly renovation won't always mean a dramatic increase in the value of your home when you're looking to sell. These 10 cost effective renovations will increase the aesthetics in the home while bringing it up in value.
Something like adding a new wooden deck to the backyard can be a cost-effective investment with a high return in property value!
This is the NY Times top 10 Cost-Effective Renovations list:
For Apartments and Houses:
1. Refinishing hardwood floors.
2. Painting walls.
3. Replacing kitchen counter tops.
4. Installing new kitchen appliances.
5. Replacing kitchen cabinet drawers and door fronts.
For Houses Only:
6. Replacing the front door with a new steel and glass door.
7. Replacing the garage door.
8. Replacing siding.
9. Adding a wood deck.
10. Replacing windows with wood windows.
You can read the full article from the New York Times here.
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