Every homeowner will agree that the value of their home is more than important. Whether you’re looking to sell, improve your equity or just to simply improve the curb appeal of your home, increasing your home value is always better than decreasing it.
Here are four tips from RealtyWW.info to help raise the value of your home.
1. Upgrade Your Kitchen
On the more expensive end of home improvements, updating your kitchen appliances is not something to be overlooked when trying to increase the value of your home.
Ask any real estate expert what home improvement will bring the biggest return and the answer will most likely be kitchen upgrades. It’s usually a smart move to install stainless steel appliances as it has become the hot topic for home buyers. For as little as $5000, you can add fresh new appliances, as well as new countertops and flooring, breathing new life and coordination into your kitchen.
2. Get Rid of and Keep the Pests Away
Over time, pests can invade your home and before you know it, you can have a serious infestation on your hands. Although most people think of the aesthetics of pest problems, such as spider webs in your eaves or wasps nesting above your garage, the unseen pests shouldn’t be ignored.
Termites, carpenter ants and bees, and mice can all do some serious damage without you even knowing it. Even though there are plenty of so-called “home remedies” for these critters, the best thing to do is call a pest control company and have an inspection and recurring service. Having recurring pest control helps to break up the breeding and nesting cycle of all the insects or rodents that can invade and damage your home, keeping your home protected and valued.
3. Landscaping, Landscaping, Landscaping
The value of your home is largely based on its perceived value. Taking centre stage at your home is your yard. Yards, especially your front yard, are the way to show to the world that you take good care of your home. Having updated and well-kept landscaping is critical to improving the value of your home.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Outline your shrub and trees with bricks or something similar. Create a distinction between the grass and the plant areas
- Sometimes, simpler is better. Yards that are difficult to maintain can be viewed as pains rather than gains for future home buyers. Plant perennials instead of annuals and avoid trees or shrubs that drop lots of leaves or debris every year
- Keep your shrubs and trees trimmed neatly. Nothing attracts positive attention in a yard like well trimmed and well-sculpted trees and shrubs. Make sure there aren’t branches overhanging your roof and that shrubs aren’t touching the side of your home
Without the shadow of a doubt, a well-taken-care-of back or front yard is one of the best ways to improve the curb appeal and first impression of any property.
4. Paint Your House
Going along with improving the curb appeal of your yard, painting your house is an easy way to improve the value and curb appeal of your property even more. Painting the exterior can make an older home look new again, while also defending your home from the wear and tear of the elements. When painting the interior, there’s usually no need to go overboard with painting every single room. Paint the high-traffic areas like the kitchen, living room and bathrooms.
Painting can be one of the simplest and most effective face-lifts to improve the value of your home. Whether you paint yourself or hire a professional, painting is usually inexpensive.
September 17, 2018