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5 HOME UPGRADES THAT PAY OFF

5 HOME UPGRADES THAT PAY OFF

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Since the area we live in has defined changes of seasons, with weather that ranges from snow and ice to hot and humid conditions, homes in the Bowie and surrounding areas  may well benefit from these up grades.   When planning to build your dream home from scratch, it is a good idea to not only include features that you and your family desire, but also to include upgrades that will increase the value of your new home.  With the endless array available, here are 5 upgrades that will pay off. 



  • Energy Efficiency - Though the idea of ensuring your new home is energy efficient may not be exciting enough to make your heart skip a beat, this is a top upgrade to consider.  Not only will this pay off when it comes time to sell, but it will also provide huge savings on your utility bills.  A popular energy related upgrade to consider is spray foam insulation over the basic insulation your builder offers.


  • Floor Heating - Most of us have heard of installing radiant floor heating in bathrooms to keep our toes toasty in the winter, but house-wide radiant floor heating is an upgrade that can also increase the value of your home.  This method of home heating is much more energy efficient than blowing heat into the air because it works by sending the heat upwards.  


  • On-demand Water Heater - Another innovative home upgrade to consider is an on-demand water heater.  Not only will this type of water heater provide you with on-demand hot water, but it will also provide you with substantial water and gas utility savings.  Because your water is only heated when it is needed, your water heater won’t be constantly “heating.”


  • Home Generator - Installing a natural gas generator has many benefits for a home-owner, but also makes the short-list for upgrades that will pay off in a higher home-value.  As a society, our demand for power is higher than ever, and a power outage is much more traumatic than it was 20 years ago.  Not only can it stop your family in their tracks and affect your quality of life, but it can also have monetary consequences when you lose a freezer-full of food!  A home generator will keep your home warm in a winter storm, or cool in an excessive heat wave, keeping your family safe.


  • Kitchen Upgrades - American’s love their kitchens!  This is a room that is used everyday, and a top consideration of home buyers.  Starting your new home with high quality cabinets, fixtures and fittings will pay dividends when it comes time to sell your home, and will keep you from having to spend money on replacements.


Remember, when you are ready to relocate, please contact us for all of your real estate needs.  We would love to assist you in your next move.


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