Five Low-Budget Home Renovations (That Can Actually Make a Difference)
Did you know that the ROI (return on investment) on your home improvement projects is a variable estimate? It’s true. It’s about more than what’s on-trend. A lot of factors go into determining which projects are “worth” doing, if you’re basing your decision primarily on what you’ll yield when it’s time to sell. Factors like raw material cost, tax laws, and general health of the housing market will all play into the numbers.
One key takeaway from the experts about current trends is good news for your budget: the giant projects that skyrocketed home values in years past just isn’t holding water anymore. We’re not seeing the typical $40,000 kitchen overhauls on this list! This year (and likely for the next few years to come), it’s all about the low budget home improvements.
#5: Upgrade Your Thermostat
Give your budget the gift that keeps on giving. (The people who buy your house will thank you, too!) Investing in a programmable or smart thermostat and installing ceiling fans in every room are two easy ways to bring down your energy bills. And these small “green” improvements will help set your home apart from others on the market.