5 Home Upgrades That Are Worth the Cost

5 Home Upgrades That Are Worth the Cost

1. Painting

Painting is an easy way to quickly update the ambiance and style of a room. In the transformation below, adding a light color and changing the trim to white drastically brightens the rooms.Likewise, painting the exterior of a home can improve the facade and curb appeal. The painted brick home pictured below gives off more of a modern feel with the new color.

5 Home Upgrades That Are Worth the Cost5 Home Upgrades That Are Worth the Cost

2. Landscaping

We’ve talked about the benefits of landscaping before, as the investment goes a long way in elevating the look of the home. Below, overgrown landscaping blocks this home’s outer beauty, but the curb appeal is drastically increased with new plants that perfectly frame the home and it’s stunning features. The front of your home is the first thing people see, so any landscaping or exterior improvements will be worthwhile.

5 Home Upgrades That Are Worth the Cost

3. New Windows

New windows can benefit in two ways: a decor boost and better insulation (which can reduce your energy bills!). If you have a room in your home facing drafts, new panes are well worth the investment. Energy efficient windows can eliminate these drafts and save you money. If you’re investing in new windows, don’t forget that they can boost the style of the home too. We love the chic upgrade to the windows in the transformation below.

5 Home Upgrades That Are Worth the Cost

4. Kitchen Appliances

To be honest, any kitchen remodeling is a great investment. Homeowners consistently see great returns on improvements to their kitchen, from new cabinets to new appliances. Professionals urge a sense of caution though, don’t splurge on high-end appliances for a smaller property as you may not see the return. Similarly, it can be dangerous to mix high-end features with cost-effective features that do not pair well together (i.e. nice new cabinets will pair better with marble than a laminate!)

5 Home Upgrades That Are Worth the Cost

5. Adding a Deck or Patio

A well done outdoor space such as a deck or patio can be seen as an outdoor extension of the home and add appeal for potential buyers. If a deck is too costly, a simple patio or pergola can still add to the personality of your backyard or outdoor area.

5 Home Upgrades That Are Worth the Cost

Ready to Buy? We Offer Special Buyer Services for Tenants!

Renting but ready to buy? The agents at Dianne Perry & Company can help!

We can help you find your new home.

Did you know that your property managers are also real estate agents? Dianne, Jill, and Amanda are licensed agents who have several years of experience working with sellers and buyers in the Wilmington area. If you’re ready to transition from renting to owning, our agents can help with a smooth transition. We also guarantee personalized service to our tenants who buy a home with us!

If you have put serious consideration into buying a home, you should speak with a realtor about real estate options! If you have been watching your finances, if you are committed to your neighborhood, and if you are looking for a place to truly call your own, buying a home is a great option.


If you are currently renting but looking to buy a home within the next year, we can assist with this transition!

At Dianne Perry & Company, we have over 30 years of experience as agents in the Wilmington area and can help you find the perfect home. Here’s what you can expect when you work with our agents:

  • Pre-qualification in 15 minutes.
  • If you are renting from us and buying with us, we can work with you to help coordinate your dates to help avoid overlapping rent and mortgage payments.
  • We specialize in first-time home buyers! We will walk you through every step of the home buying process and guarantee personalized service. If you’re a first time home buyer, learn more about the process here.
  • As an extra incentive, we offer a $500.00 Lowe’s gift card to current tenants who buy with us!


Read more about Dianne, Jill, and Amanda here and give us a call at 910-322-0736 to find out how we can help you! Whether you are considering buying in the future, or ready to be a homeowner now, we can help you take the first steps!