Summer is a great time to start checking things off of your homeowner’s to-do list! After all, the kids are out of school, the weather is ideal for working outside and you maybe even have planned some time off of work. But where to start? Madden Real Estate has included five improvements below that will increase the value of your home in Fairbanks Alaska— making them worth all of the time, money and effort put into their installation.
If your Fairbanks, North Pole, Salcha, Delta Junction or Fort Wainwright area home could use a bit of sprucing before the summer comes to a close, it’s best to focus on the following first:
Replacing the front door
Think of how much wear and tear your front door endures throughout the course of just one year— not to mention, decades. Your front door may be in need of replacement, but don’t opt for just any old model. Installing a steel door will help you ramp up curb appeal around your Alaskan home and pay off at resale. In fact, according to 2015 Remodeling Impact Report, a steel front door has a median cost of $2,000 and recoups as much as 75% of the cost at resale.
Replacing the garage door
While we’re on the topic of doors, it’s time to take a look at your garage door. Garage doors come in a variety of designs and styles, which is great for curb appeal, but they are also one of the best investments for homeowners to recoup. Figuring that you have a two-car steel garage door now, a replacement may cost in the realm of $2,000 and upon resale, you can expect a return of 87% of your investment.
Adding a deck or patio
It’s summer in Alaska and as you may have guessed, one of the must-have items on buyer wish lists is outdoor space. You might like to consider adding a deck or patio to your home in the Fairbanks area as the low cost of $8 to $35 per square foot means you can add living space without breaking the bank!
Adding new siding
If the exterior of your Fairbanks AK home needs tending to, turn your attention to vinyl or fiber-cement siding. Both are cost-effective, durable, easy to install and are low maintenance options, so you can free up more of your schedule away from home-related projects! It also doesn’t hurt to note that vinyl or fiber-cement siding replacement can recoup you in the 80% range when it comes time to sell.
Upgrading your kitchen
This is one area of the home that can make or break a deal for buyers in Alaska. As the kitchen is the heart of the home, any upgrades made here will be all worthwhile in the long run. For example, the 2015 Remodeling Impact Report states that kitchen upgrades costing the median of $30,000, will yield homeowners a return of 67%, not to mention, many years of happiness!
Questions about what will make your home in Fairbanks, North Pole, Salcha, Nenana, Ester Delta Junction or Fort Wainwright sell quickly this year? Give Madden Real Estate a call today! We’re here to help!