Top Home Improvements

417 McConnell-12Home Improvements are big business in the Boulder area. Go to any home improvement store on a weekend and you’ll see what I mean. Do-it-yourself or hire a professional – but either way check out this list of top improvements before making your improvement plans.

53% of all homebuyers make improvements within the first three months of owning their new home according to Realtor magazine. That feels about right to us but of course we are still curious. How did they spend their money? And on what?

Of those 53% who made improvements:
9% spent $25,000 or more
37% spent $5,000 – $25,000
and 54% spent less than $5,000

We know buyers like to make their new house their home by putting personal touches on it. Here are the popular improvements this year:

41% update the lighting
New fixtures and really update a home.

37% buy new appliances
In our earlier post about kitchen features new appliances were the top choice of buyers Stainless refrigerators and gas stoves are top choices.

34% invest in landscaping.
Improving curb appeal and creating a backyard retreat are both terrific investments in a home and often earn a strong return on your investment.

32% hardwood floors
Our earlier post about what buyers didn’t get but would have paid more for is worth checking out. Hardwood floors were mentioned by 54% of the survey respondents as something they wanted and would have paid more for.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Let’s meet at the home improvement store!

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