Typically speaking, you want to spend the least amount of effort to get the most amount of impact from improvements to your home. However, that kind of thinking won’t necessarily get you very close to achieving your goal. Sometimes, you have to go big. Sometimes, you have to recognize to get the most significant change in value, and you have to take on the most significant projects.
So, what are some of the big fixes that make the most sense? First, start at the beginning. If the foundation of your home needs repair or maintenance, that’s where you should initially focus. Second, repair the roof. A roof that doesn’t work like it’s supposed to or doesn’t look like it needs to is a huge drag on the value of your home.
Pay close attention to the gutter systems in particular. Third, recognize the importance of excellent outdoor landscaping. Your yard is probably bigger than your house. Because of this, as far as optics go, the expanse of your yard deserves expansive improvements.
Fixing the Foundation
Houses are built on a foundation. This foundation is usually made of concrete. But what happens when you need foundation repair? You need to call in the specialists. Find a local contractor who can inspect your foundation, and then decide if you trust them to do the necessary repair work. Ideally, you’ll have figured out how to maintain the structure of your foundational elements before they get too bad. It’s much easier to prevent terrible damage earlier rather than later.
Repairing the Roof
Now it’s time to look at your roof. Are your shingles leaking? Are your gutters falling apart? Do you have any problems with insulation on the underside of your roofline? Some of these signs of distress are more apparent than others. Ideally, you will start with the more visible improvements and then work your way further into the structural fixes.
One of the best parts about repairing the roof is that your heating and cooling bills will go down after your insulation is installed correctly or improved to the degree that makes sense.
Now we come to outdoor landscaping. If your home is on a yard, you want your lawn and the surrounding space to look as good as possible. You need to put some investment into the overall appearance of your property. Maybe plants and trees. Maybe trim those trees. Put in flowers and bushes. Add a gazebo. There are so many different ways you can improve your landscaping that the biggest new problem you have is that you have too many opportunities and not enough focus in your mind.