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Which Home Improvements Add Value in 2022?

Have you ever found yourself in real estate envy? Maybe your neighbor’s house is listed for sale, or maybe you just saw one on the market that would be perfect for you. You see all of the features—the spacious rooms, the backyard deck—and think to yourself: “I wish my house had that.” Well, if so, I have some good news for you! The good news is that there are a few types of home improvements that tend to increase property value more than others. In fact, according to real estate experts at Zillow and Trulia (two sites where people look up homes for sale), these are among the most effective ways to add value:

Table of contents

1. Upgrading The Kitchen

2. Upgrading The Bathroom

3. Newly Painted Rooms

4. Adding Energy-efficient Appliances

5. Conclusion

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1. Upgrading Kitchen

You can add value to your home by making kitchen renovations. A new kitchen is a great way to add value, but you can also increase the price of your house by adding an island or updating the plumbing.
  • Kitchen: A small update such as replacing appliances with newer models will help increase your home’s value. Make sure that you get quotes from several different companies so that you can compare prices before deciding which company to hire.
  • Island: If there is room in the kitchen for an island and if it doesn’t look too out of place, adding one could really boost up the price of your house when it goes up for sale later on down the road! This type of improvement might also give potential buyers something unique about your house that others don’t have which may make them more interested in buying yours over theirs (even if both houses are priced similarly).
  • Sink: You should also consider updating or replacing any sinks or faucets with newer versions because this gives off positive vibes about how well kept everything else probably is inside too – especially if they’re already working fine anyway
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2. Upgrading Bathroom

Bathroom upgrades that add value to your home:

  • Changing your bathroom faucet. While you’re at it, add a matching shower head and grab bars or towel bars to help make the space more accessible for everyone.
  • Refinishing the sink and/or toilet. A coat of paint will make these fixtures look new again, while also giving your bathroom an updated look overall.
  • Replacing the vanity cabinet with something sleek and modern. If you have an old-school vanity cabinet that looks like it belongs in someone’s basement, you’ve got a chance here to upgrade for less money than what it would cost to replace cabinets elsewhere in the house!
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3. Newly Painted Rooms

  • Paint can make a room look bigger. Because light bounces off the walls, white or pale colors will give you an illusion of more space in your home.
  • Paint can make a room look brighter. Light colors reflect light better than dark ones, so if you want to brighten up a small space, choose light colors for the walls (and maybe even the floor).
  • Paint can make your room look more modern and stylish. Many modern-looking homes are painted in neutral tones like beige, taupe, gray, and white—but any color you choose to paint your walls is bound to make your home feel more stylish and up-to-date than something that’s been sitting there for decades!
white kitchen with energy efficient appliances with an island and two bar chairs

4. Adding Energy-efficient Appliances

One of the best investments you can make is in energy-efficient appliances. There are many benefits to upgrading your home’s appliances and it can add considerable value to your property.

First, installing new energy-efficient appliances will help you save money on utility bills in the long run. Second, there are also tax breaks that may offset some initial costs associated with upgrading your home’s heating and cooling systems, water heaters, and other fixtures like lighting fixtures or faucets if you have them installed by a contractor licensed under local codes.

*Disclaimer: Tax savings are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate as they rely on government policies at the time of writing this article; however they should give you an idea of what kind of return to expect from making these upgrades

Improvements that increase value are generally those that would appeal to a majority of home buyers.

Home improvement projects that are most likely to increase home value are those that will appeal to a majority of home buyers. These improvements add functionality, or they improve the appearance of your home in ways that would be appealing to a majority of potential buyers.

For example, if you’re planning on selling your home within the next year and want to add value before putting it on the market, consider replacing old windows with energy-efficient ones. This could cost between $1,500 and $3,000 per window depending on size and type, but this is still one of the best investments for homeowners who plan on selling their homes soon because an upgraded window will appeal to both existing owners as well as potential buyers looking for homes with window replacements already completed. 


So, there you have it! When it comes to home improvements that increase the value of your house, these are some of the most important things to consider. But keep in mind that this list isn’t exhaustive—there are many other things you can do to improve your home and increase its value. For example, if you’re interested in solar panels or a new roof for your home, those could be great investments depending on where you live.

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