Not every home improvement pays off when it comes time to sell your home. By updating every room in your home, you improve your quality of life now as well as lower utility costs for your Michigan home. New windows also matter to prospective buyers. According to an article by HGTV, improving curb appeal with replacement windows and new siding can boost home value more than splurging on luxury upgrades such as a wet bar or gourmet kitchen.
Basic home maintenance allows you to recoup more money than major kitchen and bathroom remodels. Replacing old windows with attractive modern ones gives each room of your home a facelift even though it’s a practical maintenance issue as much as a cosmetic issue.
Replacement kitchen windows and patio doors can transform an outdated kitchen. To save money, paint the walls of your kitchen and thoroughly clean the existing wood cabinets. It doesn’t cost a lot to replace the pulls and knobs on the kitchen cabinets. Instead of investing in an expensive and trendy kitchen backsplash, consider painting an accent wall using high gloss paint. Make sure to match the replacement window colors with your kitchen cabinets for a finished look. Some ideas for kitchen window styles include an awning window behind a kitchen sink. A sliding glass door off an eat-in kitchen area or bay window also improves the kitchen view.
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Having floor-to-ceiling windows gives your home a contemporary look. Some Michigan homeowners like to replace sliding doors with French doors or install transom windows and patio doors. Check out different style choices, colors and hardware before making a final decision.
At Renewal by Andersen of Greater Michigan, we provide our clients with a free consultation to talk about different options for improving energy efficiency and comfort in their Michigan homes. For more information about updating the look of your home with replacement windows and boosting home value, please contact us.