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Homeowners take on home renovation projects to increase the value of their home and so they can enjoy their home more.  The best home improvement projects will give you both.

If you are ready to begin your home remodeling projects, here are some ideas on what will give you the best ROI when it is time to sell and give you the most enjoyment until then.

Consider these home improvements when considering what project to start first.


Whether you go for wood or composite, adding a deck is a great way to boost resale value, expand your living space and up your enjoyment of your home environment. On average, homeowners who add a wood deck can expect to recoup more than 80% of the cost of the deck when it comes time to sell, Composite decks and sunroom additions return about 71% at the time of resale.

Basement remodel

With more families staying put in the homes they have, rather than moving up to larger homes, many homeowners are looking for ways to expand their living space while staying in place. Basement remodels are great ways to add usable, livable space at a fraction of the cost of building an addition. Additionally, we now have more homes with multiple generations living together under one roof, and many of these families create bedrooms, bathrooms or even family rooms in unfinished basement space. Everyone appreciates the extra room, basement remodeling yield resale returns of 83%.


You can lower your electric bill by installing skylights that will reduce dependency on artificial light and fill your home with natural light. In terms of positive energy, the mental and physical health effects of exposure to natural light are well documented. They're also an effective privacy preserver for bathrooms where you might not want a wall window. Skylight not only enhance the energy efficiency of your home, they just may make you feel better about living there.

For information on these or any other home renovation projects, contact Manzola Carpentry.

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