Top Home Improvement Projects to Increase the Value of Your Home

(BPT) – According to recent research from Zillow, 72% of homeowners will consider at least one home improvement project in 2022. While the most popular, highest-ROI projects are bathroom and kitchen remodels, many renovations can also help boost your home’s value.

Here are four home improvement projects that fit into most any budget and have buyers ready to pay a premium when it’s time to sell:

  1. Dive into spa-inspired bathroom upgrades

More than half of homeowners will consider a bathroom remodel this year, with buyers willing to pay as much as a 1.8% premium for home listings that mention spa-inspired features. The great news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to achieve this highly desired bathroom aesthetic.

In fact, the Wetwall Water-proof Wall Panel System is an affordable and easy way to make this transformation a reality in your home. Thanks to grout-free, tongue-and-groove panels that can be installed over virtually any existing material including tile, this upgrade can be completed in as little as 2.5 hours. Available in high-end designs, the panels are perfect for shower walls, bath surrounds, accent walls, and cladding and can instantly transform your bathroom into a spa-worthy retreat buyers will love.

For an elevated aesthetic and even more added convenience in your new or existing tub or shower, consider a Wilsonart® Solid Surface Bath and Shower Niche. Available in three designs, the sleek and functional recessed shelving components keep shower accessories stylishly organized and accessible. They seamlessly integrate with the Wetwall System and install using just a few common tools and adhesive — no bracing or framing needed.

  1. Bring the outside in with fresh paint

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to boost your home’s value is to add a fresh coat of paint — a project that more than 17% of homeowners are expected to tackle this year. In terms of resale value, focus on rooms with the biggest impact or those most in need of a touch-up.

When choosing paint colors, stick with nature-inspired tones like light blues, lush greens, neutral taupes, beiges and warm whites to maintain a feeling of serenity throughout your space that will appeal to today’s buyers.

  1. Create a high-end kitchen, affordably

More than 46% of homeowners will consider remodeling their kitchens this year, and Wilsonart® Home offers a variety of the most sought-after styles to make any kitchen remodel a reality.

With countertop styles to fit every lifestyle and budget, Wilsonart® Home offers everything from High Pressure Laminates (HPL) for those seeking on-trend designs, durability and value to Solid Surface and Quartz options, which offer the high-end, refined aesthetics of natural materials, as well as THINSCAPE® Performance Tops for those looking for a sleek, modern finish for their counters.

For enhanced sophistication, consider adding a pop of color to open — and closed — storage spaces, including cabinets, closets, shelving and drawers. Wilsonart® Interiors is a collection of Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) designs that help transform traditionally overlooked spaces into an extension of your design style and personal expression.

  1. Refresh or add more “accessory” living space

Zillow found that adding or improving an office, finishing a basement or attic, and adding an accessory dwelling unit or guest house are among other popular ways homeowners are choosing to increase the livable space within their homes. These projects provide a high ROI when selling a home and can be done more affordably by choosing to DIY.

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