Sometimes a little goes a long way, as the saying goes, and that’s certainly true when it comes to many types of home improvements that offer a high return on investment (ROI). Even if you’re not planning to sell your home right away, it’s worthwhile to consider making the upgrades listed below because buyers love them—and you’ll undoubtedly love seeing them on your home.
Pleasing the eye is the name of the game when it comes to marketing a home and impressing the neighbors. So, it will probably come as no surprise that these three relatively low-ticket items typically outperform large-scale remodels year after year in Remodeling magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value report for the region that includes Kansas City:
1. Manufactured-Stone Veneer
Few exterior upgrades boost curb appeal as much as accenting key features of your home with high-quality manufactured-stone veneer. This type of siding looks luxurious but costs far less and is easier to install than genuine stone veneer. The ROI for manufactured-stone veneer in the Kansas City area has ranged as high as 94% in recent years.
2. Front Door Replacement With Fiberglass or Steel
According to many real estate professionals, if you can afford to make only one upgrade before placing your home on the market, replacing an aging or unattractive front door should be your top choice. This is because the front door is usually the centerpiece of your exterior home design. Thanks to technological advancements, entry doors manufactured from fiberglass or steel can be crafted to look just like genuine wood and outfitted with decorative glass and other eye-catching features. Savvy homebuyers will also be looking for extra durability, energy efficiency, and resistance to break-ins, and an updated front door built from tough steel or fiberglass won’t disappoint them.
3. Garage Door Replacement
Due to the architectural style of many houses in the Kansas City area, the garage door is often a major focal point of the home façade. This means prospective homebuyers will appreciate the boost in curb appeal that’s created by a beautiful garage door. Investing in an ultra-sturdy, wind-resistant garage door is also a good idea in the Kansas City region, where powerful storms often seem to spring up out of nowhere.
If you’d like to explore the possibility of upgrading your Kansas City home with one or more of these high ROI improvements, you won’t find a better remodeling partner than Johnson County Siding & Window Co. We’re an award-winning exterior remodeling contractor that offers top-caliber products and services, including professional design consultations and expert installations. All of our home upgrades are backed by outstanding manufacturer warranties, as well as our five-year workmanship warranty for your peace of mind. Moreover, we strive for 100% customer satisfaction—always!—and we work hard to ensure that your renovation experience is as delightful as the take-notice results you’ll receive at the end of your project.
Contact Johnson County Siding & Window Co. today to get started with a free consultation.