Whether you’ve just purchased your dream home in Arizona or you’re thinking of listing your home, there’s a wide range of renovations you can perform to add value to your home.

At Iron Doors Arizona, we up your curb appeal by installing our gorgeous iron and glass doors, but there are more remodeling projects we recommend to protect your investment. From major additions to a new coat of paint, discover seven compelling ways to improve and invest in your home. Some are surprisingly affordable, while others are much more significant investments. All of these tips are popular for adding their value or just adding more to your home’s total cost.

1. Paint Your Home’s Exterior

One of the most durable and convenient siding options for your home is vinyl siding. Unlike stucco or wood siding, you’ll enjoy far less siding maintenance. Vinyl siding comes in a wide range of colors and patterns. If you’re choosing to purchase new siding for your home, consider vinyl as a hassle-free alternative.

If you’re not interested in upgrading your siding, consider a fresh coat of paint. One can never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint. Painting your exterior is a very cost-effective way to update your curb appeal, especially if the old color was particularly faded or something you didn’t care for. Whether you’re painting the exterior or changing up some room colors, new paint gives your home a fresh new look.

Not only is paint a great maintenance step to prevent mold, corrosion, or other damage, you can also choose a popular modern color. From bold blues to modern grays, select a color that balances standing out and blending in with your neighbors. Vinyl siding should be painted every five to 10 years for long-lasting protection and vibrant coloring.

2. Upgrade Your Garage Door

A garage door is an excellent balance of low cost, improved functionality, and added curb appeal. Dented, damaged, and windowless doors can be upgraded easily. Buyers love a fresh, new garage door, particularly if it comes with a new opener and windows to let natural light into your garage.

If you want to invest heavily in your garage and curb appeal, consider a premium iron garage door. Find unique styles, spacious window options, and a range of vivid colors and powder-coated finishes to provide long-lasting appeal.

3. Renovate Your Kitchen

No one wants to spend their evenings cooking in a cramped kitchen. Whether you do a major kitchen revamp or something minor, giving your space added love will create more pleasurable cooking and dining experience.

Perhaps the most important investment you can make in your home is an upgraded kitchen. Nearly any professional renovation project in your kitchen is likely to add exponential value to your home. Replace chipped countertops, paint cupboards, updated appliances, and light fixtures or go for an entire kitchen remodel for a significant value add.

You may be surprised at the cost of a significant kitchen remodel, but most homes will receive a dramatic value increase. Not only will it benefit you if you’re selling your home, but new appliances and a modern kitchen layout can create an efficient workspace that’s easy to move around.

Consider a modern color scheme to attract a wide range of buyers. Cool blue and gray or bright yellow and white schemes are excellent ways to open up your space, increase natural light, and provide a light and airy place to cook.

Some ideas for a kitchen remodel include:

  • Install an island
  • Put in new cabinets or update old ones with fresh paint
  • Take out a wall to expand your kitchen space
  • Install a colorful backsplash to add vibrancy to your kitchen

4. Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Home

Older homes are far from being energy-efficient. Your Arizona air conditioning and heating bills can be dramatically reduced with additional insulation. If your attic, walls, basement, or crawl space is adequately insulated, find out how extra insulation can not only add value to your home but also decrease your monthly utility bills.

Another way to improve efficiency in your home is with updated appliances. Your air conditioner, furnace, water heater, and kitchen appliances can all be replaced to enjoy dramatically more efficient designs. Modern advances in these technologies allow you to increase the convenience of your home while reducing your expenses.

5. Replace Your Roof

Your roof plays a significant role in protecting your home in Arizona. Sudden thunderstorms, strong winds, and even falling branches are all shielded from entering your roofline. An older roof can leak, which causes water damage throughout your home. Water damage can decrease the value of your home and cause a major headache as you restore the drywall, carpet, and other affected areas.

When your shingles start to crack and warp, or your metal roof starts to corrode, it’s time to consider an upgrade. Typically, your asphalt shingles, which are the most common, are only rated to last up to 20 years. Metal roofs can last 50 years or more. If you know how old your roof is, consider replacing it as it reaches these marks. Prevention is far more affordable than restoration, and a new roof can add its value back to your home.

6. Manicure Your Landscape

Is your backyard covered with dirt patches or a manicured outdoor living space? While many Arizona yards are known to struggle against the dry, hot climate, there are many things you can do to improve your curb appeal. From grass choices to potted plants, concrete or natural stone walkways and decking, and other constructions. Each of these elements should come together to create a visually appealing and functional space in your front and backyard.

If your grass looks like a losing battle against the heat, consider replacing your lawn with a natural species. Many lawns are covered with grasses that aren’t native to Arizona, which takes a considerable amount of water and effort to create a lush, green look. Instead, opt for a species that thrives on less water.

Choose the same strategy for the rest of your landscaping. Native Arizona plants and flowers are beautiful, iconic, and designed to adapt to local weather patterns. You’ll spend less time-fighting Mother Nature and more time enjoying your lush flower boxes and garden. Choosing the right grass and flower species is a far more cost-effective solution than irrigation systems or extensive fertilizer use. However, these strategies can also boost the health of your lawn and flower beds, so consider giving your landscaping organic fertilizer and adequate watering to promote healthy growth.

Depending on the size of your yard and your budget, consider constructing a patio, deck, or other outdoor construction. These areas offer a huge advantage in terms of functionality. Provide your home with more living space with an outdoor dining area, fire pit, and chairs, or even an outdoor pool and lounge. From a simple deck to sprawling patio design, leverage any size landscaping budget to give your home more livable space at far less cost than a traditional addition.

7. Choose a Beautiful Iron Front Door

Finally, one of the most iconic and cost-effective upgrades is replacing your front door. Choose a custom-made iron door for your home for a completely original look. Your front door is not only the portal to your home, but also the most obvious accent of your siding. Compliment the look, style, and color of your home with handcrafted iron doors from a specialized door specialist.

Iron doors are one of the best investments you can make to your home because they offer style, beauty, and security. This type of door is not breakable the way a wooden door can be. No one can kick, break, or smash an iron door. Additionally, the locks on iron doors are embedded inside the iron. This means that a criminal can’t pick the lock.

Iron also has the added benefit of stunning design and craftsmanship. Ironwork has the flexibility to make details like floral, braid, or scroll motifs. Add a trellis window for extra light and a stylish design. Adding an iron door is a considerable boost to curb appeal and will up your resale value.

Contact Iron Doors Arizona For More Information

If you aren’t sure which style of iron door will best fit your needs, discuss your options with an iron door specialist today. You’ll receive helpful suggestions about popular styles, cost-effective solutions, and convenient additions that offer security as well as curb appeal.

At Iron Doors Arizona, we are proud to offer a range of artisan doors to match your home’s style. Our doors are not only an excellent way to improve the value and curb appeal of your home, but they also create a one-of-a-kind look that lasts for generations. Contact us today to discuss design options or receive a quote for a custom door for your home. Add value to your home with these seven improvements and invest wisely in your real estate.