Whether you’re a landlord looking for upgrades before renting out, or you plan on selling your house within a few months to a year, you might start to think about how you can make your home more cost effective. From sprucing up the exterior to making smart functional additions, here are three home improvement projects we recommend:

Paint - A fresh coat of paint on the interior or exterior is an inexpensive solution to remodeling your home. A freshly painted room looks clean and updated - it also speaks volumes for your home’s value. Whether you’re looking to sell or rent out, keep the tones neutral to appeal to the largest number of prospective buyers and renters. A can of paint doesn’t cost much, so buy a few and start rolling on a new color!

Plant trees - Boost your home’s curb appeal by planting a tree or two. You might not be looking to sell your house today, but we promise that in the future (when your tree fully matures) your landscaping will appeal to many. This home improvement project can also help you cut back on cooling costs during the warmer months, as trees create more shade around your home.

Install an awning - Speaking of cutting cooling costs, there’s no solution better than an awning. Awnings can reduce harmful UV rays and lower inside temperatures by as much as 8-15 degrees. But when you do want a little more sunlight during the cooler months of the year, opt for a retractable awning. That way, you can wind it back up as you please.

If you’re looking to boost your home’s value, we guarantee that a custom awning by Dean Custom Awnings is a smart solution! We can provide you with versatile, retractable awnings and more to protect your home and make it more cost effective! To learn more, give us a call at (845) 425-1193.