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Home Updates that Create Equity – Appleton, WI

What Home Updates Can You Do for the Best Return?

Are you considering remodeling your home in the near future? Looking for affordable home updates that will net you the most amount of money? Look no further as I dive into the MOST important home updates that any homeowner can do.

#1 Update the Kitchen

“Materials are so expensive!”… in some cases this statement might be true. And it will come true if you’re shopping for custom cabinetry with quartz counters & a ceramic back splash. A kitchen remodel of that caliber will cost you $10,000-15,000 without even blinking your eyes. However, through several house remodels that we have done, we perfected the system.

For the most affordable kitchen material Menards is the place to go. They have everything from flooring, cabinets, counters, faucets, & fixtures! This will be your one stop shop for everything. In our remodels we typical use the Menards base model white box cabinet. When installed correctly with the right fixtures these look great & give the home a brand new feel. We then go with a normal laminate countertop that usually runs between $500-$800 on a normal sized kitchen (custom dimensions).

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#2 The Bathroom

The bathroom again is a space that can cost you fortunes if you don’t know where to begin. In most house in Appleton, WI it is common to see a fiberglass tub with a surround. Unless you’re in the $250,000+ price range then you will start to encounter tiled showers & more. A typical tub set like that will run your $450.00 probably around $800-850 installed. You will most likely need a plumber to help you with that. Also, when you are picking out your vanity you will want to make sure there is enough room to move around in the bathroom. A typical bath remodel for us runs anywhere from $2000-$3000 for the entire bathroom including labor.

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#3 The Fixtures

This is by far the easiest & most cost effective item to do. Updating your light fixtures, door handles, cabinet fixtures, faucets, etc will give the home a more modern feel without breaking the bank. Typically we like to install brushed nickel finished items as they have a clean look without going over the top.

#4 Paint the House

If you are good at painting I would definietely recommend doing it yourself as it’ll save you a lot of money. However, if you are anything like me, I can’t stand painting. Even if I have to pay 2-3x as much for someone else to do it, it is worth it. When we run our numbers for painting the typical cost is $3-3.50/ sq ft

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