It’s a question that many homeowners often ask: What renovations will add the most resale value to my home? It’s not always an easy answer. There are so many factors that determine what will make your home more appealing to buyers, and often that largely depends on what kind of repairs need to get done in your home right off the bat.
If your home is in good condition, but you’re not sure it’ll stand out on the market, one of the biggest returns that you can invest in is new doors and windows for your home, and here’s why:
Structure and architecture
Everyone knows that many new buyers don’t just purchase a home based on the nuts and bolts, it’s about how they feel when they enter a new space. Having solid windows and doors in your home that aren’t rickety, hard to open, or dated makes your home seem like it’s more structurally integral without actually doing anything to its foundations. The look of new windows and doors can also dramatically change the way a home looks from the outside, and we all know how important curb appeal is when it comes to resale.
When it comes to homes in Canada, having energy efficient elements is a huge selling point for new buyers. Windows and doors that keep your hydro bill down add to the resale value of your home.
Taking the hassle off the buyer
There’s a reason why renovated homes sell faster, it’s because the work has already been done and buyers can move right in. Many homeowners don’t realize how long it takes to replace windows and doors. Especially when working with custom designs, a door or window system could take up to 12 weeks, and that’s without installation. Upgrading your home with new windows and doors takes the onus off of your buyers, which helps you sell your home faster.
Interior doors matter
If your home has worn and cheap interior doors, that’s going to bring down the resale value of your home. Replacing interior doors is inexpensive, and a great way to entice buyers. Keep in mind that the doors throughout your home are something potential buyers use and feel as they go through your home, and upgraded interior entry systems make this experience more pleasant.