4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value
Considering selling your Boise home in the next couple of years? Make it more valuable to buyers by changing your windows and front door. And add most-wanted features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.
These enhancements are typically less costly than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom renovation. And they may help you net a larger resale value for your home.
We can help you get started now at Pella of Boise.
Our advisors can help you choose the correct windows and doors for your home. And give expert advice for every step of your project—from product choice to a no mess, no guess installation day.
4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value
Installing new windows and upgrading your front door are some of the easiest ways to boost your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.
The report compares average costs for 22 renovation projects and their resale values in 136 markets across the country.
When selling your home, you can anticipate to recoup around 70 percent of the cost for new windows and doors. That’s about 10 percent more than a high-end kitchen or bathroom project that costs considerably more.
1. Steel Front Door
A steel front door is often the lowest cost of the four projects we include. But it can capture the highest resale value.
Encompass by Pella® provides the most popular front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame design for these easy-care doors guards against damaging moisture.
Here’s how a new steel front door measures for cost and added value:
- Average cost for replacement: $1,826
- Average increased home value: $1,368
- Return on investment: 74 percent
2. Vinyl Windows
Vinyl windows provide one of the biggest returns for your cost. They’re enticing to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting necessary.
Here’s how new vinyl windows rate for cost and added value:
- Average cost for whole-home window replacement: $16,802
- Average increased home value: $12,332
- Return on investment: 73 percent
3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights
Enhance your home’s curb appeal and wow buyers with a grand grand entrance. Installing a prominent fiberglass front door with sidelights is another good way to add to your resale price.
Pella® Series fiberglass doors include our exclusive PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure provides the authentic characteristics of wood. Pick from popular styles like flush-glazed full light, craftsman light and more.
Here’s how this project ranks for cost and added value:
- Average cost: $8,994
- Average increased home value: $6,469
- Return on investment: 71 percent
4. Wood Windows
Wood windows also supply a major return for heightened home value.
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance when connected with a cladded outside
Pella® Lifestyle Series brings the attractiveness and endurance of wood combined with flexible style and performance possibilities. This series offers options that fulfill or top ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.1
Here’s how new wood windows stack up for cost and added value:
- Average cost for whole-home window replacement: $20,526
- Average increased home value: $14,530
- Return on investment: 70 percent
Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers
Add extra interest for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.
This technology uses hidden security sensors that preserve the beauty of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can keey an eye on your windows and doors and move blinds and shades from almost anywhere.2
Nearly 90 percent of buyers want a home with energy-efficient windows, according to a 2019 report by the National Association of Home Builders.
The report discovered highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially attractive to buyers.
- 51 percent rated them as “desirable”
- 38 percent regard them “essential”
Even if you aren’t selling your home immediately, adding energy-efficient windows can help you save today.
The everyday homeowner can save $126–$465 every year when replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.
Expert Design Advice at Pella of Boise
Ready to get underway updating your home? Drop by the Pella of Boise showroom or give our team a ring at 208-373-0002. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.
1Some Pella products may not meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines in Canada. For more information, contact your local Pella sales representative or go to energystar.gc.ca.
2Requires connection to a compatible home automation system and smart device.