5 Home Improvement Tips to Increase ROI

5 Home Improvement Tips to Increase ROI

  • The Corrado Team
  • 04/8/22

When preparing to sell your home, you start to look at everything that needs improvement. Your home has to stand out from other Manchester, CT homes for sale, and this can, at first glance, seem to be an overwhelming task.

However, choosing projects that will get you a significant return on investment will make your efforts well worth it. Follow these tips to improve your ROI and make the process run smoothly.

Landscaping for curb appeal

After your home is listed and viewings are scheduled, the first thing potential homebuyers will notice is the outside of your home. This is literally and figuratively the front porch of your home, and you want to ensure that everyone who sees it has a great first impression. Several relatively quick and easy landscaping fixes will increase both curb appeal and the overall value of your Manchester real estate.

You can add color to the outside of your home by planting seasonal flowers. Depending on the scheme of your home, you can add vibrant colors or stick to a more muted, one-color theme. In addition to the plants added into the ground, you may want to purchase some plant containers for your porch or deck. These containers are visually appealing and add layers of detail to your outside space.

Trimming the bushes and trees already in place can also add to your home's curb appeal. By cutting and shaping what is already there, you are showing off the full potential of your home’s outside space. This space will immediately pull in potential homebuyers who have looked at several Manchester, CT homes for sale.

Finally, after all of your outdoor projects are completed, you’ll want to make the space look fresh and clean. By power washing the paved areas outside your home, you can enhance your curb appeal and make your home look brand new for potential buyers.

Home office

The importance of the home office cannot be understated. The pandemic made many people re-evaluate the space in their homes and realize that they need to upgrade to a home with dedicated office space. By creating a functional office space out of one of your spare rooms, you’re giving potential homebuyers a look into what their extra room could become. In this fluctuating time where people are working away from home one day and in their home the next, a quality home office could make your home stand out from other Manchester real estate.

Depending on the current use of the space and how much time and money you want to put in, this could be a large or small home improvement project. Make sure the new home office has plenty of natural lighting, storage space, and room for breaks when the fatigue of sitting at a desk all day starts to kick in. Many children also have to adapt to schooling from home. If space allows, this room could double as a home office and a place for children to complete virtual education.


One room that gets a lot of use in a house is the bathroom. Start here by fixing what’s broken or not working as efficiently. Repair any leaks, address mold issues, and replace broken tiles. Add new light bulbs and install fixtures that may be leaking or just not running as well as they used to. Making these fixes will allow potential homebuyers to see that this is one of the Manchester homes for sale for which they will not have to invest in maintenance and upkeep as soon as they move in.

Once fixes are complete, evaluate additional upgrades to improve ROI. A new coat of paint will help the bathroom look fresh and clean. Homebuyers often look at storage options in their new home, so adding this in the bathroom could significantly improve the space. Additionally, you could add new lighting fixtures and replace the old mirror that’s been hanging on the wall for years.


Another room with daily practical use is the kitchen. The kitchen is often the heart of the home, so you want to give potential homebuyers a great first impression when walking in. A minor kitchen remodel can add a high ROI with a few changes.

You can start by resurfacing your cabinets, replacing hardware and fixtures, and adding a fresh coat of paint. These are easy home improvement projects that will make your kitchen stand out for homebuyers viewing several pieces of Manchester real estate.

If you want to go deeper into a kitchen remodel, consider upgrading the appliances, flooring, and even adding an island. Before investing too much time and money into a kitchen remodel, you will want to compare your kitchen to others in the area. You want to make sure that you are up to date, but you don’t want to remodel so much that your kitchen is out of the price range of others in the area.


One home improvement project that can make a difference on the inside and outside of your home is window replacement. Window replacement will add to your home's curb appeal while also improving the look of interior spaces, adding natural lighting, and increasing your home's energy efficiency. There are many different window pane and frame selections, and this can quickly become a costly project, so you will likely want to work with a professional window installation company.

When you’re finished with the home improvement projects that will increase your home’s ROI, consider working with a professional Manchester real estate agent like those on The Julie Corrado Team. Julie will help you find your dream home in Connecticut — contact her today to get started!

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