Ways to Add Value to Your Home

Large American beautiful house with red door.
Your home – not only does it provide shelter for you and your belongings, but is also an investment of your money. Here are 9 tips to increase your home’s value:

1. Can you create more space in your home?
Buyers look for open spaces in homes. You may be able to take down a non-structural wall to open up space and create a better flow in your home.

2. Landscaping
Neat and tidy landscaping looks appealing. If you have weeds and bushes that have grown too tall, you need to pull and prune. By planting attractive trees, bushes or flowers, you can add value to your home. HomeGain.com cites that an investment of $400 into landscaping can bring a return of four times that amount.

3. Light the Way
Lighting is important to home buyers and can add even more appeal to your home. Make sure your lighting features are up-to-date. Read more about lighting here.

4. Maintain
Have your “to do” list of repairs for your home and check those items off as you keep your home in good repair. (Repair plumbing leaks, inspect the furnace, weed the flower beds, etc.)

5. Think Green
“Green” energy efficiencies are desirable and can save you money. Read more about making your home green here and here.

6. Front Door and Curb Appeal
A home’s first impression starts with the front door. Make your front yard and porch look fabulous. Read some ideas, here, here and here.

7. Flooring
An upgrade in flooring will add more value when it is time to sell.

8. Upgrade the Bath
Some easy improvements include cleaning or replacing the grout, updating doorknobs and cabinet pulls, replacing faucets, and installing a new toilet.

9. Paint
Painting is one of the most economic ways to update your home. Read more about painting here.

Need help with your home maintenance or renovations? Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can put you in touch with many service vendors!

 

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