4 Ways to Preserve the Value of Your Home

Anyone who has purchased a home knows that it is the little things, such as marble countertops and hardwood floors that can affect its value.  So, it only makes sense that as a homeowner you would want to preserve the value of your home. 

Here are 4 easy ways to do just that:

1. Update Kitchen and Bathrooms
Renewing an outdated kitchen and bathroom will preserve the value of your home.  Installing new sinks, tubs and faucets, replacing old flooring with durable hardwood or ceramic tile and resurfacing your cabinets will keep your home looking fresh and clean.

2. Simple Updates
Replacing your old windows and doors, painting or wallpapering a room, and replacing a light fixture and ceiling fan can make a huge difference in your home.  Many updates don’t require a lot of time or money, just some determination and creativity. 

3. Weatherizing Your Home
Insulation can be a big plus to maintaining your home’s value.  Consider insulating your basement, around an attic hatch, any area where ducts or wires exit your home, and in areas with recessed lighting. 

4. Refresh Your Deck
A fresh coat of water sealant or stain will rejuvenate your beautiful wood deck and do wonders for your home’s appearance.  For damaged flooring, consider replacing it with a synthetic material, which won’t rot or split and never needs finishing.

Source: Handyman Connection

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