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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Thinking about selling your Overland Park home in the next couple of years? Make it more valuable to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add most-wanted features like energy efficiency and smart home abilities.

These projects are typically less expensive than a significant kitchen or master bathroom remodel. And they may help you net a larger resale value for your home.

We can help you get started right away at Pella of Overland Park.

Our advisors can help you find the right windows and doors for your home. And provide expert advice for every piece of your project—from product choice to a no mess, no guess installation day.

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4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value

Adding new windows and modernizing your front door are some of the easiest ways to boost your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.

The report compares average costs for 22 remodeling projects and their resale values in 136 markets throughout the country.

When selling your home, you can anticipate to recover around 70 percent of the total for new windows and doors. That’s about 10 percent more than a high-end kitchen or bathroom project that costs significantly more.

1. Steel Front Door

A steel front door is often the smallest cost of the four projects we cover. But it can recover the largest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® provides the most popular front door styles at affordable prices. An elevated frame design for these easy to care for doors shields against damaging moisture.

Here’s how a new steel front door rates for cost and added value:

  • Average cost for replacement: $1,826
  • Average increased home value: $1,368
  • Return on investment: 74 percent

Check out our modern steel front door designs.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows offer one of the highest returns for your money. They’re attractive to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting needed.

Priced to fit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows feature customizable choices like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to enhance energy efficiency.

Here’s how new vinyl windows measure for cost and added value:

  • Average cost for whole-home window replacement: $16,802
  • Average increased home value: $12,332
  • Return on investment: 73 percent

Explore our energy-efficient vinyl window options.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Enhance your home’s curb appeal and attract buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Adding a striking fiberglass front door with sidelights is another good way to increase your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors feature our exclusive PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain process delivers the genuine look of wood. Pick from popular styles like flush-glazed full light, craftsman light and more.

Here’s how this project stacks up for cost and added value:

  • Average cost: $8,994
  • Average increased home value: $6,469
  • Return on investment: 71 percent

Browse all the prospects for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also bring a major return for increased home value.

They’re also:

  • Configurable
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance when connected with a cladded outside

Pella® Lifestyle Series offers the beauty and durability of wood combined with versatile style and performance packages. This series has options that fulfill or exceed ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.1

Here’s how new wood windows rank for cost and added value:

  • Average cost for whole-home window replacement: $20,526
  • Average increased home value: $14,530
  • Return on investment: 70 percent

Find out how you can individualize our wood windows to fit your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

Add more appeal for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.

Smart Technology

A 2018 survey by Coldwell Banker learned buyers desire smart technology in their new homes. At the top of the list is security- or safety-related upgrades, much like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that conserve the charm of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can keey an eye on your windows and doors and move blinds and shades from almost anywhere.2

Energy-Efficient Windows

Nearly 90 percent of buyers desire a home with energy-efficient windows, according to a 2019 report by the National Association of Home Builders.

The report found highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially appealing to buyers.

  • 51 percent ranked them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent deem them “essential”

Even if you aren’t selling your home immediately, adding energy-efficient windows can help you save now.

The everyday homeowner can save $126–$465 annually when exchanging single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Overland Park

Ready to get underway remodeling your home? Stop into the Pella of Overland Park showroom or give our team a call at 913-246-5101. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

Or, schedule a free, in-home consultation.

1Some Pella products may not meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines in Canada. For more information, contact your local Pella sales representative or go to energystar.gc.ca.
2Requires connection to a compatible home automation system and smart device.

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