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Being a homeowner comes with major responsibility. When you are a homeowner you can not just pick up and move when you are tired of the design and décor. The costs of moving can be too much for the average person and if you like the area you live in, renovating rather than selling and buying somewhere else may be more cost-effective.

As a homeowner, when the subject of renovation comes up, the value of your home is always on the top list of your priorities. Your goal is always to retain the value of your home and if you can increase the value, even better.

If you are a homeowner debating on which rooms in your home to update that will help add value to your home, here are the five top home updates.

1. Update the bathroom

Updating the bathroom room gives you the most return at resale and actually increases the value, as the return at resale is 102 percent. You can replace the tub, tile surrounding, the flooring, toilet, sink, vanity, and fixtures. If the old tub is too large to fit out the door, you can re-glaze it to give the illusion of new. A simple thing like applying a fresh coat of paint can brighten the bathroom and you can replace old shower doors or remove them to add the illusion of space.

2. Modernize the kitchen

The second room that can give you a large return at resale is 98.5 percent is the kitchen. You can do a remodel to your kitchen to give your kitchen a cosmetic update which can include resurfacing the cabinets, and drawers. An install of a new wall oven, stove, sink and modern fixtures, laminate countertops and redo the floors. The biggest change to do with a kitchen is bringing light into the kitchen by repainting the walls and the window molding.

3. Add on a Deck, Patio or Porch

Everyone loves a deck. A deck or porch is the center, focal piece of outdoor “living”, especially during the summer. The return at resale for adding a deck is 90.3 percent and in warmer climates, that number will increase. For safety reasons, make sure the porch railings are safe which means to use a trusted contractor. For added beauty, to give a more lush landscape, add decorative planters on decks.

4. Improve the exteriors

Painting is one of the simplest and cost-effective ways to update any room in your home and that adds to the exterior of the home as well. Doing exterior improvements such as painting, adding vinyl siding and update the front entry. The average return on exteriors at resale is 96 percent and if you use fiber-cement siding, you can get a recoup of 103.6 percent which is more than a bathroom.

5. Replace Windows

Light is important in a home, when you replace the windows in a big city home, it truly pays off. The average return will be at 90 percent. You can try low-e glass, that reflects heat, in hot climates. In addition, you can argon gas inside the pane. Adding argon gas will help to prevent heat and cold transference within the window.

Before doing any type of renovations, take some time to consider what the exact outcome you want from your renovations. By taking the time to do so, you will be able to measure the end results to ensure you have met your end goals. The Professional Glazing Company will allow you to increase the returns on your home or investment property by allowing you to achieve a higher sale price for your property.