When homeowners have lived in their home for many years, sometimes they decide to
make a few home improvements.
Whether these home improvements are intended to make your home more livable for you and your family or to simply update your home, there are some that actually boost your home’s value.
1. Kitchen. Your kitchen is essentially the heart of your home. The kitchen is often a gathering place during meal time and even social gatherings. Whether you simply add a fresh coat of paint or completely remodel your kitchen, making updates to the kitchen pays off in the long run.
2. Kitchen Appliances. Old appliances in your kitchen can generally make the whole home feel a bit outdated. Replacing old appliances with new ones; especially energy efficient models can save you money as well as boost the value of your home. Stainless steel is still more popular for resale than black or white appliances.
3. Deck Changes. Adding a new deck or expanding your existing deck is a great way to add value to your home without having to do any kind of “demolition work”. Outdoor living spaces have become more popular and adding/expanding the deck of your home will make it more appealing as well as improve the appearance of your home, which is sometimes referred to as curb appeal.
4. Bathroom Updates. These updates tend to be one of the most desirable updates among homeowners. From replacing chipped tiles to installing a new shower, most bathroom updates will add value to your home.
5. Basic Updates can possibly add the most value to your home. For example, adding a fresh coat of paint,replacing old or non-functional lighting fixtures, fixing leaks and replacing rotted wood are all improvements that are necessary to keep your home from deteriorating over time.
6. Landscaping. Don’t forget about landscaping. You may not be planning on selling your house today, but what about the future? Landscaping improvements made to the home not only increase the value of your home, but they make for a great first impression for guests and future buyers. Replacing dead plants, pruning shrubs, and maintaining trees are all valuable improvements. Plus landscaping work done now will save you spending extra money later – you can buy smaller shrubs or trees versus what you will need to buy right before you sell your home.
No matter what home improvements you decide to make to your home, it is important that they are done correctly.
If you do not know how to install new appliances or replace counter tops, it is best to call a professional who is skilled in these areas.
If you are looking for more information about boosting the value of your home for the purpose of selling, contact Amy Shair today. Amy has 20+ years as an award-winning agent and is knowledgeable in foreclosures, short sales, and appraisals, and helps her clients navigate all aspects of the real estate market.