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Six Affordable Home Upgrades

Most homeowners are always on the hunt for affordable ways to make home life more luxurious, relaxing and comfortable, boosting your property’s value all without feeling it in your bank account.  We have put together some wow-factor home improvement ideas you can do yourself that are cost-efficient, especially if you’re considering selling within the next several months.  The return on the investment can almost pay for itself! Keep reading to learn our top six affordable home upgrades, and find the full article here.

1. Spruce up your patio

Average cost of a new patio: $3,007
Increase in home value: 3% to 4%

It’s no secret that more homeowners regard their backyard as an extension of their living space. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that outdoor kitchens and furnished patio areas alongside a fire pit are increasingly popular.

Irene Medina, a real estate agent at Medina Group Real Estate in Coral Springs, FL, says an outdoor kitchen is “a big plus in homes [priced] from $350,000 and up.” This can be anything from an area in the patio with a built-in grill and sink to a full-blown kitchen.

Low-hassle option: Don’t have the money for an all-out kitchen? Try adding french doors that open to the outside. This simple change will make your home feel lighter and brighter, and will appeal to potential buyers—all for an average cost of $879.

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