Did you know that, simply by cleaning up your home’s exterior, you could increase its value enabling you to sell it quicker and for a higher price?
There are quite a few easy-to-do projects that you can do yourself to add value to your home. Sure, you can spend tens of thousands of dollars on a big kitchen renovation. But there are plenty of other options which would remove the need to take out a loan just to increase your home’s value.
But how do you add value to your home without spending tons of cash? What are the key areas of your home that you should be focusing on?
If you’re asking yourself these kinds of questions, wonder no longer, because we’re here to help!
In this article, we’ll share a few tips and tricks that you can use to improve your home’s value, including what areas are worth spending the most time and money on.
Now then, let’s get started!
If you’re looking to increase your home’s value without breaking the bank, throw on some old clothes and give your home a facelift with a fresh coat of paint.
Painting your walls, doors, and trim will make everything feel clean and new. This will make your home that much more valuable to both you and potential buyers.
Being forced to move things around in order to paint also gives you an excuse to rearrange the furniture and get rid of some clutter, which is an added bonus.
Even if you can only afford to do one or two rooms, the improvements will still be drastic and you’ll have a more valuable home afterward.
Figure out ways to make your home more energy-efficient.
If you’re in the need of a new HVAC system or hot water heater, be sure that you’re replacing your old equipment with new, energy-efficient equipment.
Sealing up your home is another great way to improve its efficiency, too. Caulk any cracks in your window seals. Confirm that all of your doors have the proper weather insulation installed and inspect the insulation in your attic and under your home.
Speaking of your attic, consider boarding your loft, as the extra storage space can help increase your home’s value. There are these misconceptions about loft boarding, but if done properly, it can be quite beneficial to your home.
This repair can be on the expensive side, especially if you have an older home, but will certainly lead to savings down the road on your energy bills and improve your home’s overall value, so it will pay for itself in the long run.
Curb appeal is a real thing and something you should be cognizant of when analyzing areas of your home to improve.
Simply keeping up with your landscaping and having a neat and tidy yard adds value to your home. Taking things a step further by adding plants and other wildlife that are well taken care of will make your home that much more valuable, too.
Also, be sure not to neglect other areas on the outside of your home. Clean up any dirty areas, like your driveway, front door, or even your entire home via pressure washing. A fresh coat of paint on your shutters and front door can make your home really pop, too.
If you’re looking for certain areas of your home that are worth spending more money on than others, you can’t go wrong with your kitchen and bathrooms.
Bathroom renovations are usually cheaper than kitchens, but will still add a ton of value to your home. Best of all, you’ll more than likely get that money back if you sell.
Like every other room in your home, a new paint job will do wonders for any bathroom. New sink fixtures are relatively cheap to fix and, if you’re handy, you can reface your cabinet doors for a low price and give your bathroom a completely new look.
No matter the size of the repair or update, anything you do to your bathrooms will add value to your home.
As we mentioned earlier, along with bathrooms, investing in your kitchen is the best way to add value to your home.
Kitchen renovations can be expensive, but the added value, particularly if you’re looking to sell, makes it well worth the cost.
Much like your bathroom, installing new sink fixtures is a cheap way to add value to your kitchen and home. Painting, resurfacing your cabinets, and replacing your countertops are great quick fixes, too.
If you’re in the market for new kitchen appliances, be sure to go green and choose energy-efficient products. They may cost a bit more up front, but as we said, it’s very much worth it in the end.
No matter what renovations you make, be sure you do them properly, so you can pass any future home inspections. Failure to do so could lead to you spending more money down the road, which is obviously the opposite of the goal here.
You’re ready to use these tips and tricks to take your home to a whole new level!
Remember, spending thousands of dollars to update your kitchen is a great option, but not necessary if you don’t have the funds. Smaller repairs and updates can have an equally impressive effect.
Simply cleaning things up in and around your home and adding a fresh coat of paint where needed can add value to your home without the huge price tag.
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