Are you looking for easy ways to increase the worth of your home? Do you want to invest in home improvement projects that will add valuable upgrades to your property? There are three updates you should consider that will prove worth your investment over the long-term.
Solar panels are becoming more popular with homeowners as the price of panels decreases and local and federal tax incentives remain in place. Depending on how much energy you produce and use, using solar panels costs less than utility company costs. In some counties or cities, you may even receive monthly money or credit from your utility company if you produce more renewable energy than you use. Even if you finance your solar system, it will pay for itself and more the longer you have it.
Tankless Water Heater
For many homeowners, a conventional hot water heater located in a basement or garage is not the most ideal way to get hot water to all parts of a house. Tankless water heaters, which can be installed anywhere in your house, provide a continuous source of hot water. No more waiting for the shower water to get hot enough to use or running out of hot water while filling your bathtub. In addition to the money you’ll save needlessly heating and reheating water in conventional hot water heaters, you’ll save on your water bill when you don’t have to let the water run. This alone is worth the investment you make in a tankless water heater.
Planting shrubs, trees, and flowers is one of the easiest ways to upgrade the look and feel of your property. Strategically-placed trees can provide shade for your home. Plants, shrubs, and grasses planted near your home provide much-needed ground cover. This can prevent damage from heavy rains such as soil run-off in addition to keeping the ground cool and potentially decrease your summer cooling costs. If your home lacks privacy from a too-close neighbor or a busy street, planting some tall hedges along your property boundary will go a long way to making your property feel more upscale. It can also increase your home’s curb appeal, so it can potentially increase the value of your home if you want to sell it later.
There are many worthwhile projects you can undertake to add value to your home. While some of these projects may involve investing more money than others, they may pay off in the end with more money in your pocket.
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