Whether you’re trying to take advantage of rising home prices by selling your home, or just want to improve your existing living space for, well, better living, then it’s time to consider some starter custom home improvement projects. Studies show that many U.S. homeowners have put off repair or renovations since 2008, and are finally making the investments they need.
So if you’re considering custom home improvement projects, what are the best types of features to consider for a small-scale starter project? We’ll rundown some of our customers’ favorite additions, plus talk about some projects with a strong return on investment.
1. Dormer Additions Improve The Exterior And Interior Of Your Home
Dormer windows add an elegant touch to both the inside and outside of your home. That means you can drastically improve your home’s curb appeal, while also making the most of your living space. Dormer windows are popular remodeling additions for a variety of home styles, and most contractors will be happy to provide a free quote for their services.
2. Finish That Dank, Scary Basement
If you don’t have room to add a full addition to your home, then doing some work to your basement can open up an entire new area in your home. From man caves to child playrooms, finished basements offer exciting new possibilities for homeowners. Plus, 66% of homebuyers want a partial or full basement when making a new home purchase.
3. Finally Get Your Dream Kitchen
Over the past few decades, American homeowners have come to expect a lot more from their kitchen space. That’s why realtors say that even minor to mid-range kitchen renovation and remodeling projects have an average 82% ROI for homeowners. In fact, features like a walk-in pantry, table space, breakfast nook, kitchen island, or double sink are considered hugely desirable by 84% of homeowners. So if you want to improve your home’s value and get the most enjoyment, consider upgrading that kitchen.
4. Minor Custom Home Additions Have A Major ROI
According to the National Association of Realtors, every 1,000 square feet of space added to a home boosts its eventual sale price by more than 30%. That means even modest custom home additions have a major impact on your home’s value. Popular additions to consider: a garage space (considered desirable by 53% of buyers), an extra living room, and bathroom improvements (45% of buyers consider a full bath on the main floor necessary).
If you want to transform your home into the custom home of your dreams, then it’s time for those renovations you’ve been putting off for too long. Best of all, you’ll be investing in your future by improving the value of your new and improved custom home.