10 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home
If you are considering selling your home, or just want a fresh new look, take a look at these ten tips to increase your home's value! The good news? It doesn't always take big money renovations to make a notable change!
Add Fresh Paint
Head to your local paint shop and pick up a few gallons of a neutral paint color. Neutrals are going to be much more appealing to the broad spectrum of buyers, making your home more interesting to more people! Not only will fresh paint increase the value of your home, it will also make it look more clean and updated.
Fix All Repairs
Unfortunately, not all repairs are cosmetic. Fixing the roof, inspecting for bugs and critters, as well as hidden water leaks are a few things to keep an eye open for. You might even want to hire an inspector for a more professional opinion.
Replace your old carpet with new, or update to wood/laminate flooring. Swapping out the carpet will help eliminate any odor, enhance air quality, and create a more updated look.
Planting trees, shrubs, and flowers is a great way to up your curb appeal.
If you don't want to put in a ton of money for a full bathroom renovation, consider simply taking down wallpaper, and updating decor and fixtures.
Upgrade High Ticket Areas
Similar to the bathrooms, continue your updates throughout the kitchen! Kitchen's are HUGE sellers for homes, and will increase the value significantly. Again, if you don't want to spend a bunch of money, simply replace the countertop, paint existing cabinets, update fixtures, and give it a fresh coat of paint.
It might be worth the money to hire a handyman to stay on top of small repairs and home maintenance.
Spruce Up The Ceiling
Consider adding a molding or box beams to increase value and look of your ceilings. *1/6 of you room's total area is ceiling. Make it look pretty!*
Create a Welcoming Entrance
Update your front door with a fresh coat of paint, or if it is really bad shape, replace it all together.
Let There Be Light!
Hire an electrician to add lights to rooms that appear to be dark and dim. Light can also help make rooms appear larger!