Investing in home improvements can make any residence more aesthetically appealing, but it can also provide a greater selling point for a home on the market. According to major hardware stores, homeowners are spending more on lasting home improvements. Realtors advise homeowners to first improve on maintenance before venturing to other areas of design; siding or windows have a tremendous return. Industry experts say the next steps should be on the kitchen and bathrooms, though these rooms need less pronounced remodeling. D&J Kitchens and Baths owner Darius Baker says, “I would do the least amount of work to make it look as good as possible.” Baker says that putting new doors or hardware on cabinets is recommended, while newer paint on walls can make a huge difference without breaking a budget. Up to $20,000 is spent on remodeling projects, while about $50,000 is spent on major remodels. However, kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling yield 78 percent and 71 percent, respectively, of their residents’ investments. | Read More