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May is National Home Improvement Month

Updated on May 19, 2011

May is National Home Improvement Month. In conjunction with the celebration of the month, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has released home remodeling projects for homeowners to use as a guideline for making repairs to their home that add value to it.

Polish Up the Exterior

Planting flowers and doing some landscaping definitely gives your home curb appeal. Curb appeal helps to draw potential buyers in when you are selling your home, but these types of updates do not add value to your home. Exterior home remodeling projects that do add value to a home include repairing and replacing the roof, siding, windows and doors.

Make it Energy Efficient

Heating and cooling costs are dubbed the most expensive energy costs for a homeowner. When you turn your home into an energy efficient home, this increases the value of the home and helps you save money on utilities in the process. If your air conditioner or heater is older than 10 years old, you should replace it with a more energy efficient unit.

Kitchens and Bathrooms

Kitchens and bathrooms still rank as top remodeling projects. When you renovate the kitchen and the bathrooms in your home, you are adding value to the home. You are also investing money in the remodeling projects that are most likely to bring you the greatest return on your investment.

There are still a couple of weeks left in the month of May. Whip out your home improvement and repairs list and get to work. Get started on some of the projects that will add value to your home if you want to sell or simply create a nicer living environment for you and your family.


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