5 Ways to Improve Your Home...and Add Value!

Did you know that your home is probably your largest investment? Whether you intend to stay in your home for the long haul or if you are planning to sell, it only makes sense that you would want to add value to it! Here are 5 great ways you can improve your home and add value:

  1. Add/Create Space
    Remove a non-structural wall or even that kitchen island…yes, we said it! Homebuyers are looking for big spaces. Remodeling to create an open floor plan and a sense of flow throughout the home, especially between the living room and kitchen, could be just the trick to attracting potential homebuyers.
  2. Light it Up
    Adding light fixtures and upgrading existing fixtures can really add value to your home. Consider installing motion-sensor lighting outside your home and adding dimmers to lights where creating a mood is important.
  3. Maintenance
    Potential homebuyers may love that upgraded kitchen and the large steam shower in the master bath, but if the HVAC system is old, the gutters leak or the roof hasn’t been replaced, they will most likely turn away. No one wants to buy a home that has a wealth of expensive potential repairs. Keeping your home’s internal systems well-maintained will pay off when it comes time to sell.
  4. A New First Impression
    Replacing your entry door can add valuable curb appeal to your home. Take it a step further and update the doorbell and entry lights. If you are lacking a porch or overhang, consider adding an awning, so arriving guests are not exposed to the elements.
  5. Simple Bathroom Updates
    Installing updated bath fixtures and replacing dated frosted glass doors with clear glass are relatively economical upgrades, considering the return. Also consider applying fresh caulk and new cabinet handles and drawer pulls. Another good idea is to install an efficient, water-saving toilet.

A little bit of effort now can pay off later when it comes to your home. Don't forget to contact us with your questions on how to finance your renovations!

Source: Handyman Connection