Top 6 Home Improvement Investments

By HomeAdvisor

Updated October 18, 2016


Considering a home improvement? Check out the top 6 home improvements across the country.

1. Bathroom Remodel/Addition

A bathroom remodel is a smaller, affordable remodeling project that can have a great impact on your everyday life. From updating tired fixtures to adding more storage to creating a relaxing haven, any changes you make to your bathroom are guaranteed to improve your daily routine.

Bathroom remodeling wish list: New cabinetry and storage, artistic sink fixtures, jetted tub, skylight

2. Kitchen Remodel

Today’s kitchens are at the hub of family life, often serving as a dining area, home office, and gathering place. Whether you choose a major kitchen remodel or just want to rejuvenate one aspect with new lighting, appliances, cabinetry or tile, updating your kitchen can make it easier to accommodate your busy lifestyle.

Kitchen remodeling wish list: Granite countertops, walk-in pantry, state-of-the-art appliances

3. Basement Remodel

Remodeling the basement is a cost-effective way to greatly expand your home’s living space. Suddenly you could have a guest room, a children’s play room, a home office, a recreation room. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

Basement remodeling wish list: Media room, bar, soundproofing, plenty of natural light

4. Windows

New window installation offers a great opportunity to upgrade your home in style and resale value. Not to mention, with nearly 40 percent of central heating lost through windows and doors, quality window replacement with proper insulation ensures substantial savings on utility bills.

Window wish list: Custom windows, UV protection glazing, tubular skylights

5. Siding

One of the most overlooked home improvements, new siding will dramatically change your home’s appearance. In the past there weren’t many siding options to choose from, leaving homeowners few choices besides the often unattractive vinyl siding. But today there are a wide variety of options available, including the much improved vinyl options, not to mention metal, wood, brick, stone and stucco.

Siding wish list: Natural bark siding, natural stone siding, reclaimed brick

6. Roofing

For many homeowners a new roof is a grudge purchase. However, with all the many options available today, it certainly doesn’t have to be. Today roofing materials are available in wood, metal, tile, slate, and even asphalt shingles that mimic nearly everything else. And of these roofing materials offer a wide color palette to choose the best color to complement your home’s exterior.

Roofing wish list: Slate roofing; it lasts more than 50 years!

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