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9 Upgrades You Should Make On Your Home


Whether you’re looking to sell your home at some point in the near future or you just think it’s time for an update, there are many upgrades that you can do that will increase your home’s value and give it the refresh it needs without completely breaking the bank.

  1. Bathroom Remodel

A bathroom remodel can be as simple as fresh paint, new fixtures, and new cabinet doors or a whole new bathroom with a 6-jet jacuzzi bathtub.  If you’re someone who never uses their tub for actually taking a bath, why not take that out and install a glass shower instead?  Make it your own with decorative tiles and use the extra space for shelves.

  1. New Siding

Vinyl siding is long-lasting but over time, its color fades in the baking sun and shows its age with cracks from harsh winter storms and stray foul balls. It’s not cheap but re-siding can make your home look brand new again.

  1. Window Replacement

Old windows not only make a house look shabby but they also increase heating and cooling costs.  According to EnergyStar, replacing your single-paned windows can save you $101–$583 and 1,006–6,205 pounds of CO2 (which is equivalent to 51 to 317 gallons of gasoline) per year.  

Finished Basement

Why use your basement for just storage when you can make it part of your living space?  Turn your boring old basement into a multi-media room for the whole family and add to your home’s square-footage which will make it more desirable, and more valuable, when you put your house on the market.

  1. Paint Exterior

Refresh the old color or go for something bold and brave!  Like new siding, a new exterior paint job will make your house look brand new.

  1. Replace Carpet with Hardwood

Everyone loves hardwood floors.  Carpets get worn and shabby over time, and if you’ve ever machine-cleaned them, you know how much filth they can hold.  Hardwood floors are stylish, easy-to-clean, and add to your home’s value.

  1. Create a Laundry Room

The best place for laundry that’s waiting to be washed is out of sight.  Dedicated laundry rooms are becoming more popular in new construction and gone are the days when you had to shlep your laundry up and down the basement stairs.  With a laundry room, you can do all your laundry and fold it too in a beautiful laundry room on the first floor.  Or better yet, put one on the second floor where all the closets and dressers are!

  1. Professional Landscaping

Let’s face it, a lot of us enjoy gardening but it can be hard to get the look of a professionally landscaped yard.  Look for a landscaper that’s experienced in landscape design and give your yard a whole new flow.  Bring in lots of perennials that will give your yard color and beauty year after year.

  1. Copper Gutters

Whether your old gutters are worn and need replacement or you’re installing gutters for the first time, copper gutters can add timeless beauty to any home.  The stunning copper color transforms over time to a lovely greenish patina that will bring out the architectural features and make your home a showstopper.  The best part is, copper gutters are the most durable gutters around.  With proper maintenance, copper gutters have been known to last for a century!  You’ll probably never have to replace your gutters again!

If you’d like to have copper gutters installed on your home, call the professionals at Gutter Pros. At Gutter Pros, we’re experts in all gutters and have the knowledge and experience to install your copper gutters the right way. We’re the leaders in commercial gutters, copper gutters, and leaf protection in the St. Louis area. Call GutterPros today at (314) 656-7195.