Source: styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org | Re-Post Houterloot 9/7/2017 –
With warmer weather and longer days, summer is the ideal time of year to take on a project in or around your home. Many contractors and other pros often find this time of year a little slower, as many homeowners are waiting until fall to tackle big interior projects, which means that you’ll have an easier time finding the right person for the job.
These eight projects are designed to add value to your home, without breaking the bank at the same time. Tackling them now will make your home more comfortable for the coming months while ensuring that you can get maximum ROI when the time comes to sell.
1. Fix Window Leaks
Air gap around your windows could be driving your air conditioning bill up higher than it needs to be this summer. Old or leaking windows can cause you to lose as much as 20% of the energy you use to heat and cool your home, which can also make it less comfortable as well.
There are two ways to fix window leaks: installing new replacement windows or installing weather stripping around your existing windows. While both will help you save money on your energy bills, replacement windows will also help you recoup about 73.9% ROI at time of resale.
Cost: Weatherstripping your windows costs around $168 on average, while replacement windows cost between $650 and $1,500.
Money Saving Tips: Get an energy audit done on your home before you start replacing windows. You may find that only a few need to be replaced, while the rest can be caulked or weather-stripped to save.
2. Basement Remodel