31 Home Improvements That Double Your Home Value

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When it comes to enhancing your living space, strategic home improvements can do more than just cater to your personal style—they can also significantly increase your home’s resale value. By focusing on renovations that appeal to future buyers, homeowners can ensure a lucrative return on investment when it’s time to sell. From modernizing kitchens and bathrooms to boosting curb appeal and upgrading energy-efficient features, each carefully chosen project has the potential to elevate a property’s marketability and command a higher selling price. Not only do these updates improve functionality and aesthetic appeal, but they also signal to prospective buyers that the home has been well-maintained and thoughtfully cared for.

Garage Door Replacement

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Garage door replacement isn’t cheap. However, as one of the many necessary home improvements it is possible to do on your own if you have the tools and can figure out how to use them.

Additional Bathroom


This is one of the bigger home improvements that will require a lot of help unless you’re a licensed contractor. But the upside is that an extra bathroom is a huge selling point with most buyers.

New Siding

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Instead of painting, new siding can add a fresh look to your home that will appeal to many buyers. It’s not the easiest thing in the world, but it makes your house much more attractive to prospective buyers.

Update Your Roof


Whether it’s repairs or a complete redo, your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. Keeping it in shape and ensuring it’s sound helps your peace of mind and a new buyer’s.



Another important part of your home, your flooring reflects your taste and helps to make the room. Paying attention to modern trends isn’t always important, but it is smart when trying to sell a home.

Refinish Your Floors

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Sometimes all your floor needs is a little maintenance to look its best. Hard floors don’t always require an overhaul, since there are times when they just need a buff and a shine.

Shrubbery Maintenance/Removal

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Anything that’s overgrown needs trimming or removal since some plants can get out of control very quickly. But if you or someone else can make them look good and get your shrubs back in line, it’s a great way to make your house look neat and manicured.

Refinish Front Stoop

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The front of your home is what people see when they walk up, so it’s important to make a good impression. Clean off the steps, if you have any, and make sure the front door looks inviting.

Add a Deck

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Even a small deck isn’t the easiest thing in the world to add, but it does wonders for a home’s value. Not only that, people love having another spot in or around the house to relax.

Accent Walls

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What are accent walls? They’re what gets noticed in a room since they receive the most light and are therefore more noticeable. If you pay attention to them and make them pleasing to the eye it has an astounding effect on people.



This is something that one should do anyway to keep a safe and efficient space. It’s easy to let stuff linger and build up, but it’s better to have freedom of movement and peace of mind that everything is in its place.

New Kitchen Countertops

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If people are going to judge your home on anything it’s going to be your countertops. It sounds silly since these surfaces are so utilitarian, but a striking countertop is still a great way to keep your home looking updated.

Stone Veneer

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Some people like stone veneer, some don’t. The look is amazing if one does it right and pays attention to how this addition vibes with the rest of their home. For instance, putting stone veneer in a mobile home is iffy, but it can work if one knows how to do it.

Create New Floor Plans


Some people will go their entire lives without moving anything in their home or even considering that there’s another way to position things. Creating a new floor plan can breathe new life into your home and removing a wall can create the feeling of more living space.

Create More Open Space


The act of walking around your own home shouldn’t require twists and turns to make it uncomfortable to walk. By moving a few things and reconfiguring a few items, it’s possible to create open space.

Remodel Your Kitchen


This is one of many home improvements that take a licensed and insured individual to make it work. It’s true, you can remodel your kitchen, but it’s also wise to learn as much as you can beforehand.

Remodel Your Bathroom


It’s not necessary to go deep into this project and tackle things that you do not know of. Instead, focus on the decor and other matters that don’t require knowledge of plumbing or electricity.

Update Your Bedroom


Just because people don’t see it all the time doesn’t mean your bedroom can’t stand out. This is your place, after all, your comfort zone, and it should reflect you in every way.

Reglaze Your Bathtub

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This isn’t just practical, it’s something a person should do now and then to make certain that their tub looks good and can perform as needed. Buying a new tub is expensive, as is the installation, so maintain it as much as possible.

Repaint Exterior

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Despite what anyone says this is one of the easiest home improvements to tackle on your own. Sure, you do need to understand how to stay safe and apply the paint to your home, but it’s not tough to learn.

Install Solar Panels

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A lot of people are still up in the air about this addition to their home. But many upsides make it a good move, particularly if one lives in a location where there’s plenty of sunlight.

Tile Surfaces for the Bathroom

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Some individuals still like carpet in their bathrooms and plain walls. Tile definitely looks good even if it requires a little more maintenance.

Upgrade/Maintain Your Insulation


This is important if you want to stay warm or cool when the weather starts to change. There are a few different options when it comes to insulation for your home, so choose wisely.

Update Your Windows

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This is another factor that affects how cold or warm your home is. It’s smart to check your windows every few years or so to make certain that the seals are still good and that everything is functioning as it should.



People do look at your yard, and they do judge based on whether it’s mowed, has too many weeds, etc. The best way to make sure that people enjoy what they see is to hire a dedicated lawn service or take the time to make it look as good as you can.

Add Yard Decor

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You don’t need to add a horde of pink flamingoes to make your yard colorful. A nice gazebo, and a few interesting pieces here and there can do wonders for the overall look of your yard.

Update Your Fence

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Fences do serve a purpose, and it’s not just to separate you from the neighbors. A well-maintained fence gives prospective buyers the idea that someone really cares about this home and wants to keep it secure.

Maintain/Update Your Gutters

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This is extremely important since your gutters play a crucial role in protecting your home. Keep these maintained regularly, and always make sure that if something is loose or rotted away it gets replaced or fixed.

Tree Maintenance 

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It’s kind of like landscaping and does go hand in hand with the practice, but there’s a little more to it. Keeping your trees maintained can help preserve your home, and your lawn, and make your house look that much better.

Update Heat/AC Systems

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These do need a thorough cleaning when possible to make certain they’re working properly. But installing them is a huge expense, and keeping them operational is absolutely necessary.

New Lighting


Modernize any room in your home with updated lighting. Whether it’s a new chandelier or the addition of recessed lighting with dimmers, it’s sure to have an impact on resale as it’s one less thing a new owner will have to deal with.


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