4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value
Thinking about selling your Kingston home in the next few years? Make it more alluring to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add desired features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.
These enhancements are generally less pricey than a major kitchen or master bathroom renovation. And they may help you get a bigger resale value for your home.
We can help you get in motion today at Pella of Kingston.
Our advisors can help you select the right windows and doors for your home. And give expert advice for every part of your project—from product ordering to a no mess, no guess installation day.
4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value
Putting in new windows and upgrading your front door are some of the easiest ways to boost your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.
The report evaluates average costs for 22 renovation projects and their resale values in 136 markets around the country.
When selling your home, you can predict to recover around 70 percent of the total for new windows and doors. That’s about 10 percent more than a high-end kitchen or bathroom project that costs considerably more.
1. Steel Front Door
A steel front door is usually the lowest cost of the four projects we include. But it can capture the largest resale value.
Encompass by Pella® offers the most desired front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame style for these low-maintenance doors guards against damaging moisture.
Here’s how a new steel front door measures for cost and added value:
- Average cost for replacement: $1,826
- Average increased home value: $1,368
- Return on investment: 74 percent
2. Vinyl Windows
Vinyl windows provide one of the largest returns for your money. They’re attractive to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting required.
Here’s how new vinyl windows rate for cost and added value:
- Average cost for whole-home window replacement: $16,802
- Average increased home value: $12,332
- Return on investment: 73 percent
3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights
Improve your home’s curb appeal and charm buyers with a fancy grand entrance. Installing a prominent fiberglass front door with sidelights is another good way to add to your resale price.
Pella® Series fiberglass doors feature our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method delivers the genuine appearance of wood. Pick from most-wanted styles like flush-glazed full light, craftsman light and more.
Here’s how this project stacks up for cost and added value:
- Average cost: $8,994
- Average increased home value: $6,469
- Return on investment: 71 percent
4. Wood Windows
Wood windows also bring a major return for increased home value.
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance when finished with a cladded outside
Pella® Lifestyle Series brings the beauty and endurance of wood included with adaptable style and performance possibilities. This series offers options that qualify for or top ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.1
Here’s how new wood windows stack up for cost and added value:
- Average cost for whole-home window replacement: $20,526
- Average increased home value: $14,530
- Return on investment: 70 percent
Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers
Add extra interest for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.
This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that conserve the beauty of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can monitor your windows and doors and manage blinds and shades from almost anywhere.2
Nearly 90 percent of buyers are looking for a home with energy-efficient windows, according to a 2019 report by the National Association of Home Builders.
The report discovered highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially inviting to buyers.
- 51 percent rated them as “desirable”
- 38 percent deem them “essential”
Even if you aren’t selling your home now, putting in energy-efficient windows can help you save now.
The average homeowner can save $126–$465 each year when replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.
Expert Design Advice at Pella of Kingston
Ready to start remodeling your home? Come to the Pella of Kingston showroom or give our team a buzz at 845-663-1025. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.
1Some Pella products may not meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines in Canada. For more information, contact your local Pella sales representative or go to energystar.gc.ca.
2Requires connection to a compatible home automation system and smart device.