Fall Home Improvement Projects That Will Increase the Value of Your Home

October 27, 2020

Clean out your closets in the Spring, keep your lawn mowed in the Summer, and tackle home improvement projects in the Fall.

When the leaves start to turn and the season of change is upon us, it’s the perfect time to consider a shake-up in your home. Those home improvement projects are more than a great way to get ready for Winter and flex your family DIY muscles – these Fall Home Improvement projects can make a huge impact on the value of your home!


Add or Replace a Deck or Porch

Nothing says Fall like grilling on the deck or enjoying s’mores over a fire pit. Build out an attractive deck or add a porch to make a huge improvement on your back yard. Enriching family time and giving yourself an attractive space to host guests aren’t the only benefits – adding a deck or porch to your home can increase the value of your home by $10,000 or more. On average, these projects return 90-95% of their costs to the value of your home!

Adding a deck or porch to your home can be an intense home improvement project, but it’s not out of reach for you and your family! Whether you hire a contractor or take on the task yourself, choose the best materials available by consulting with us at Kaufman Lumber and Kaufman by Design.


Update Your Windows for Improved Insulation

Prepare your home for winter by improving the insulation in an area with the greatest potential to leak warm air and let cold air in – the windows! By upgrading your windows to attractive double panes, you can improve curb appeal and save money on the cost of heating your home in the winter and cooling it down in the summer. New windows can add as much as $8,700 to the house’s value – on average a 90% return on your investment – but the energy savings you realize over time make this home improvement project one of the most cost-effective upgrades of them all!

Replacing windows is a relatively fast and easy project! You and your family can generally tackle new windows over a weekend. You’ll be staring out at the changing leaves through brand new panes with a mug of hot cocoa in no time. 


Minor or Major Bathroom Remodel

One of the highest-return home improvement projects you can undertake is a remodel of the bathrooms. With family visiting for the holidays, a redesigned bathroom space will make a big impression on your guests – and a major impact on the value of your home. Don’t just change out faucets and call it a day; reimagine your bathroom space with new flooring, cabinetry, countertops, and hardware for a fresh new space. These projects can add thousands to your home’s value – especially if your home is over 8 years old or your bathroom is extremely dated – and generally provide a return of 95-105% on your investment!

Most of your bathroom remodel project can be done in-house with the right tools and experience. Partnering with a contractor will increase the cost of your project, but it may save you money in the long run by ensuring professional installation and finishing. No matter which route you take, this project has huge potential!



Finish Out a Basement or Attic Space

Create a cozy bonus room for reading and play or an entertaining space where friends and family can enjoy the Fall football season! Finishing out your basement or attic transforms storage spaces into gathering places and can add tremendous value to your home. Finish one of these spaces out to an extra bedroom for an even bigger jump in your home’s marketability! Adding a bedroom or other space this way can increase your home’s value by tens of thousands of dollars and provide a return on your investment of 90-95%.

These projects can be very involved, including electrical and plumbing components. They will usually require partnering with a contractor for the construction work, but the added value to your home will be worth it. And – bonus – you’ll have a cozy new gathering space for Fall family visits!



Pick a Pro’s Brain on Your Home Improvement Projects!

Need help figuring out which project is right for you or estimating the cost of your Fall home improvement plans? Contact us or visit one of our locations!