New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Home’s Value

Katelyn Preston January 8, 2016

It’s the time of year when most of us plan to start everything from a clean slate. Naturally, it’s a great time for homeowners to consider remodeling their homes—whether as a part of their umpteenth New Year's resolution or to prep it for going on the market. Plus, it makes perfect sense to focus on home improvement now because the early part of year witnesses many stores holding end of winter sales! Whatever the reason, it’s time for you to focus on those important home repairs or renovation projects you’ve been putting off or ignoring for so long.

If you’re wanting to improve your home’s value through remodeling, you’re probably wondering which areas will likely pay the biggest returns on your investment. Don’t worry! We’ve put together a list of the top three home improvements that are guaranteed to improve your home’s value.

Remodeling / Replacing the Front Door
Your front door is the first thing that’ll greet your visitors before they enter your home, and we all know we never get a second chance to make that first impression! Remodeling the front door can be as simple as repainting or adding magnetic weather stripping. For something more elaborate, consider complete replacement for a fresh look.

If a front door is being replaced altogether, another smart option is to invest in a steel door, which can be 7X more secure than a wooden door. Check out the Steel Shield Security booth and browse their galleries, containing a wide selection of steel doors and gates. With so many options, imagine the different a new door would make to your home's outer appearance!

Remodeling the Kitchen
The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home and it’s no wonder that a kitchen in top shape is very likely to impress prospective homebuyers. When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, you can either give it a complete makeover or just those much-needed nips and tucks. You’d be surprised at how a simple session of sanding, staining and re-painting of cabinets and replacing cupboard doors and handles can make a sea of difference.

If you’re thinking of completely overhauling your kitchen, AZ Home & Garden features many kitchen and remodeling experts. Check out the exhibitors in Kitchen & Bath and Building & Remodeling for more information on each exhibitor and their expertise.

Landscaped Yard
Truth be told, a well-landscaped yard can make prospective buyers fall in love with your home. And, in a way, it reflects that you’re probably the kind of homeowner to pay attention to proper maintenance of your home interiors as well. It doesn’t mean, however, that you should spend heavily on expensive landscaping projects. Even things as simple as making sure your lawn looks healthy, the bushes and trees are pruned, and flower beds are well-maintained, can enhance the curb appeal of your home.

If you need some help with your landscaping and want to learn new ways to give your home more curb appeal, use our list of exhibitors as a starting point. The Garden & Landscape hall features 10+ experts who can help you improve the value of your home by enhancing the natural beauty that surrounds it.

If home improvement wasn’t on your list of resolutions for this year, it’s never too late to include it! Get started on the right foot with these three inexpensive home improvement ideas to boost your home’s value in 2016.