5 Projects That Add Value To Your Home

Adding value to your home is important if you plan to sell within the next few years. You may want to just sell your home the way it is and avoid all the work but increasing your home’s value can be worth it in the long run. Plus, many projects do not require much time or money. Scott’s Lumber offers a wide range of home improvement products to help you with all your projects.


The kitchen is the most used room in the house, and it is where people spend most of their time. Three kitchen projects that add value to your home are 1) painting the walls, 2) upgrading your appliances, and 3) replacing your countertops and cabinets. Touching up or choosing a new paint color gives the whole room a different feel and can instantly update your kitchen for a relatively low cost. Upgrading appliances to energy-efficient models is a great way to add value. Buyers are attracted by the prospect of saving on energy bills and not having to replace these big-ticket items for many years. Finally, switching out countertops and cabinets (although a much bigger project) can add major value and is still relatively low impact, as it doesn’t usually require changing your current kitchen layout.

Bathroom Updates

Even quick fixes in the bathroom such as upgrading cabinet knobs and pulls can do a lot. Some slightly bigger investments that will add more value include putting in a new vanity, applying a new coat of paint, installing new mirrors, tub/shower, toilet, or lighting.


New, energy-efficient windows add great value to your home. Replacing windows is smart move regardless of whether you decide to sell, as you’ll likely recoup your investment in energy savings! This project usually does not require much of a remodel and can be completed in a short amount of time when done by professionals.

Adding Curb Appeal

First impressions matter! Spruce up the exterior of your home by doing some landscaping, getting a new front door, updating the siding, and even getting a new garage door.

Deck Addition

A deck addition is always a great decision if you are wanting to add value to your home. Outdoor living spaces have become a necessity in today’s world. There are many ways you could approach this project, but even adding a simple, small deck that holds a table, chairs, and grill is a game-changer when it comes to your home’s value. The best thing about a deck project is that it is all outside and doesn’t disrupt daily life indoors.

We Can Help

Whether you want to start your project as soon as possible, are just exploring options, or any stage in between, Scott’s Lumber is here to help make your vision a reality!

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