Whether your plan is to remain in your home for years or sell in a year or two, here are 5 home improvements that, according to a recent report issued by ‘Remodeling’ magazine, deliver the best return on investment.

Home Improvements

Replacing your garage door
This one may have come as a surprise. But when you think about, having a newer, updated garage door can freshen up the look of the entire home. Be sure to choose a door that complements your style of home. (For example, if your home is a classic colonial, a contemporary door would ‘fight’ with the home’s style and look out of place.)

A new front door
I know, I know. You’re probably thinking: ‘enough with the doors already.’ But the statistics show that these issues are important to homebuyers. And let’s face it: a pretty entry door says “Welcome Home”!

Add a deck
Everybody loves more space, even outdoors! If your home doesn’t have a patio or deck, adding a deck is a great investment. While any size would be appreciated, a popular deck size is 16’ x 20’.

Spruce up your kitchen
We’re not talking about a major remodel but, rather, a minor improvement (such as adding a solid surface countertop or a cabinet refacing). For most, the kitchen is the hub of the home, so dollars spent to make that room more functional and appealing are one of the best investments you can make in your home.