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Our homes mean a lot to us. It’s where we build our families, enjoy our life in sunny Southwest Florida and create memories that we can look back on for years. We’re proud of our homes. That’s why many homeowners seek to make their homes better with various remodeling projects. Increasing the value of your home can mean a lot, especially if you are planning to sell in the future. The projects that you choose to do in your home can mean the difference between getting a return on your investment and unfortunately, failing to see the money back in your pocket. So, increase the value of your home with these top three remodeling projects.

Kitchen & Bath Remodels

The two areas of the home that have the most potential to increase the value of your home are the kitchen and bath areas. Since the kitchen is one of the most popular areas of the home, it makes sense to renovate it for maximum efficiency. Adding in updated cabinets, granite or quartz counters, an oversized island and stainless steel appliances can increase the value of your home by a significant amount. In fact, according to the experts, homeowners who choose to upgrade their kitchen can expect to see a return on their investment of about 60-120%.

The bathroom is another area that can help you make the most out of your home’s value. If you only have one full bathroom, consider renovating it to include a glass shower enclosure with a free-standing tub. You may also choose to add another bathroom to the home or update a half bath to a full bath. All of these scenarios can add some major value to your home, and homeowners who choose to do this can expect an 80-130% return on their investment. Updated fixtures and vanities will add that element of the style to the home, while helping to increase the value as well.

Energy Efficient Appliances

Save money on your energy bills, while you add value to your home with energy efficient appliances. Appliances that can be upgraded to energy efficient models include:

  • Washers & dryers

  • Refrigerators

  • Dishwashers

  • Freezers

  • Humidifiers

The more, the better. Not only will you be helping the environment, you’ll be increasing your home’s value, while saving money on your energy bills.

Outdoor Living Areas

A main part of any Southwest Florida home is the outdoor living area. Maximize this space in your home by adding in some sought-after elements, such as an outdoor kitchen, pool and seating areas, and don’t forget about your landscaping. Landscaping adds both beauty and value to a home if done right. Be sure to choose plant life that can thrive in our Southwest Florida climate, and coupled with your stunning outdoor living area, you’ll be on your way to increasing the value of your home in no time.

As you can see, increasing the value of your home doesn’t need to be extreme. Even making a few slight tweaks with paint color and light fixtures helps. Take note of these remodeling projects if you’re in the market to increase your home’s value and watch your prized possession increase in value year after year.

The team at Gulfstream Homes is ready to get started on your project! Call (239) 254-1664 or visit to learn more.

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