How to Add Value to Your DC, MD or VA Home With Remodeling
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Add Value to Your Home With the Right Design


master bathroom with double vanity and standing tub

Interested in raising the market value of your home? Strategic remodeling is good way to do this. Adding value to your home is easy with the right designs! Every house should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but generally, the kitchens, bathrooms, and front exteriors have the most potential.

You’ll first want to determine how long you’re planning on staying in your home and then talk that over with a design-build company. If you have more long-term plans, don’t feel so constrained. Renovating the kitchen and updating old bathrooms can pay off—both in terms of value and your personal enjoyment. If you’re planning on selling your home and moving in the near future (5 years or less), you may want to consider more cost-effective cosmetic enhancements rather than major home remodeling.

How to Add Value to Your Home with Remodeling

The Wentworth design-build team can work with you to figure out the best designs and features to add value to your home, depending on your needs, lifestyle, and aesthetic tastes.


If you aren’t moving soon and want more than just a surface-level remodel, an addition or full update can be worth it. Replacing the countertops and cabinets is a good way to add value to your kitchen—and even adding a backsplash. Just interested in cosmetic enhancements? There are plenty of options:

  • Updating your old appliances
  • Replacing hardware (knobs, pulls, even chandeliers, etc.)
  • Giving the cabinets a fresh coat of paint or refacing cabinets

Keep in mind that neutral color schemes and environmentally friendly features (recycled glass countertops, bamboo cabinet veneer or flooring, LED lighting, energy-efficient appliances, etc.) are appealing to many potential buyers.


When it comes to remodeling the bathroom, it’s all about maximizing space and working within the room’s footprint. If you’re not staying in your home for the long-term, keep bathroom updates simple. Here are some good ideas for adding value to your home with bathroom remodeling:

  • Updating old tile (or using paint to complement the old tile)
  • Upgrading to newer fixtures (towel racks, shower heads, faucets, lighting, etc.)
  • Re-glazing or updating bathtubs (ripping old ones out isn’t always necessary!)


The front of your home not only can boost curb appeal, but it also is the very first thing potential buyers and inspectors see—so make sure it gives a good impression. Simpler front façade enhancements include:

  • Canopies
  • New door (a fresh coat of paint at the very least)
  • Lighting

Adding Value to Your Home

Staying in your home a little longer and want bigger results? There are a lot of options, from new front porches to custom columns to vestibules and more.

Again, these three spaces—the kitchen, bathroom, and front entry—are the weak spots and can add a tremendous amount of value to your home. But your home has a lot more potential than this! From simple improvements to significant remodeling, Wentworth can walk you through any project to help you add value to your home.

Feel free to view our gallery to see past remodeling projects we’ve completed, and call us for a consultation today!

“ We just wanted to tell you how delighted we are with the final product. We really could not have imagined how big and beautiful our kitchen would be, but we are very glad that you could! Your firm's work has exceeded our expectations. Victor and Steven and their crew did a phenomenal job. They constructed a beautiful kitchen area and they thought of every detail. They were very thoughtful and courteous, cleaning up every visible speck of dust every day and keeping the remainder of the house very livable. Michael's many talents speak for themselves, and we are thrilled that we got to work with him.. Thank you for creating this wonderful space that our family will enjoy for years to come. ”

T.P., Northwest Washington, DC