Increase Your Home’s Value
Adding to the value of your home doesn’t have to involve draining your wallet. All you need is a touch of creativity, a dash of enthusiasm, and 5 of my fantastic tips that can be followed in any desired order.
1. Put the Kitchen Through a Mini-Renovation
Serious upgrades get expensive, but for people on a budget, small improvements such as freshly painted walls, updated cabinet hardware, and a pretty new set of table place mats can convert a boring kitchen into a breath of fresh air. If you have a little more to spend on upgrades that will dramatically increase your home’s value, a couple thousand dollars could get you a high-quality refrigerator, range, and dishwasher.
2. Bathroom Improvements
Clean, well-cared for bathrooms automatically make a home look more attractive to both residents and potential buyers. Small things like caulking around the tub or re-grouting that once-beautiful tile floor are easy, affordable renovations.
3. Storage Solutions
Is there such a thing as too much storage space? Since the answer to that question is no, adding additional storage space can have a huge impact on your home’s value, and it’s all good. Easy wire and laminate closet systems can be purchased and installed easily, and apparently, firms like ClosetMaid allows you to design and order your custom closets online.
4. Utilize Empty Rooms
If you have a room that is sitting empty and unused, such as a den, chances are the only thing preventing it from being used as a bedroom is its lack of closet space. If you can add a closet to that room, suddenly you’ve just increased your home’s number of bedrooms. That instantly adds value, in case you ever decide to sell.
5. Don’t Forget to Gussy Up the Exterior
Just as you should take care of the inside of your house, you shouldn’t neglect the exterior. Applying a fresh coat of paint to shutters, pressure washing the siding, managing the lawn and keeping shrubbery trimmed are all basic ways to spruce up the outside of your pad. To take this tip a step further, consider planting and maintaining a pretty bed of flowers, replace cracked side boards, or repaint your entry door. The exterior of your home is what the rest of the world sees, after all, so it should be a pleasant representation of your style instead of an embarrassing eye sore.
Start Adding Value Today
Any and all of the afore mentioned tips are fairly easy to perform and none of them are overly time consuming. The main idea is to improve the appearance of your home, which can be done without leaving you penniless. Let your creativity flow and see where it takes you.