According to a recent info-graphic released by the U.S. Census Bureau we know that more homeowners across the United States are making improvements in their homes, especially between 2009 and 2011 when almost $360 billion was spent on home improvements alone.
What Are The Most Common Home Improvements?
According to the U.S. Census, some of the most common improvements that homeowners have made in recent years are: finishing basements, modernizing kitchens, adding a new bathroom and most important of all, making homes energy efficient.
Between 2009 and 2011 the average amount of money that a homeowner spent modernizing and or making improvements to their homes was $3,200.
Besides the improvements mentioned above, homeowners were also spending money adding the following to their homes:
- Ceiling tiles
Is Now The Right Time For You To Make Improvements To Your Home?
Now is the right time for homeowners in Orange County and across the United States to make changes and improvements to their homes. Thanks to low mortgage interest rates any homeowner can either refinance their home and have the money that they need to make long needed improvements and repairs, or increase the property value needed to move into something more suitable to their needs.
Some of the most common improvements that increase a home’s value are: bathroom improvements, kitchen improvements, adding landscaping to a garden and replacing doors.
How To Get Ideas For Home Improvements
Any homeowner who is struggling with coming up with ideas for home improvements that they would like to make to their home should just take a walk around their block and look for open houses. These should give some great ideas for improving your home to try and increase the property value.
To learn more about what improvements to make to your home or to view the latest Orange County homes for sale, contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0125.