Organizing, Redesign & Staging

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Home Improvement

BJ's Journal suggested 9 ways to invest in your home that make sense both for improving the value of your house as well as increasing energy efficiency:

  • basement finishing -- increases home's livable square footage

  • bathroom revitalization -- you may recoup 75% of the expense when you sell

  • exterior coatings -- reduces annual cooling costs substantially

  • hardwood flooring -- increases home's resale value

  • roofing replacement -- reduces maintenance costs long-term and increases outside look

  • siding -- offers up to an 87% return on investment

  • sunrooms -- adds greater value for resale plus more livable square footage

  • windows -- improves energy efficiency and saves on utility expenses