Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

Posted On Friday, 16 December 2022 19:56

Your home is your biggest investment, and that’s why you should take care of it properly. Whether you’re about to sell your home down the road for a higher value or you merely want to build equity, you can go for several additions that can instantly boost the value of your home.  

For instance, upgrading to a smart garage door opener with Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, or SmartThings will make integration with your smart home a breeze and also provide convenience, a sense of security, and peace of mind.

If you’re interested in exploring different practical ways to increase the value of your home, keep reading this article!

1.    Clean, Declutter, and Organize

If you’re going to put your home up for inspection, you need to ensure that your space is neat and clean. This will give a great impression to the visitors and make them think it’s a well-maintained and new property.

Even if you’re not holding inspections, keeping your property neat and clean will help you maintain it to not cause troubles when you’re planning to sell it in the future.

You should start off by decluttering every cabinet, drawer, or closet and giving away or discarding items that are no longer needed. This should be followed by cleaning every nook and cranny and organizing your space as required. For organizations, investing in shelves and drawers will be your best bet.

2.    Make It Smarter

Most potential homeowners are willing to pay more for smart features as they know the convenience it will bring to them and the amount of money they will be able to save in the future.

Therefore, you should start investing in smart home appliances and gadgets such as a smart thermostat that will allow future homeowners to control the temperature in a cinch, whether they’re home or away.

You should also ponder over smart fire detectors, security cameras, carbon monoxide detectors, lighting, and door locks, as they can help individuals feel secure. Other smart devices such as smart TV, refrigerator, plugs, and showers can instantly add value to your home, and they can be easily installed by yourself too!

3.    Count on Curb Appeal

The curb appeal of your property can make a significant difference in attracting buyers (or the opposite). If the exterior of your home isn’t attractive and well-maintained, this will be a major turn-off for most potential homeowners, who may not even be willing to check the inside of your home.

Therefore, you should clean your lawn and get rid of any weeds to give it a pristine look. In addition, you can also plant more flowers and plants on your lawn. If you have a curvy walkway, accentuate it with lamps or flowers. Moreover, hanging lights side-by-side of the front door will give a more welcoming look.

4.    Update Your Kitchen

You certainly don’t have to spend a lot of money on remodeling your kitchen, even a mini-remodel will instantly boost the value of your property since most homeowners consider it as a central feature of a home and are willing to invest more in it.

What you can do is install modern hardware on your cabinets and purchase the latest coordinating appliances. If the walls of your kitchen need a fresh coat of paint, go for it and give it a neat look. You shouldn’t underestimate the significance of good lighting, either. Let’s say installing under-counter task lighting will immediately elevate the kitchen interior.

5.    Beautify Your Bathroom

Upgrading your bathroom offers a massive return on investment. Moreover, this area of your home tends to get a lot of wear and tear, so you should invest your effort and money to make it functional without compromising on the interior.

First off, you must keep your bathroom clean by wiping off dirt and grime from the tiles and surfaces. You should then focus on the other features of the bathroom. For instance, it’s better to upgrade your faucet (or maybe buy a smart one) and go for granite or marble countertops. 

You should also focus on the lighting around the mirror to make grooming and makeup application easier. Don’t forget to upgrade your bath area as well with the right pressure shower and stone-inspired tiles around it.

6.    Finish Your Basement

When homes are similar in style and upgrades, the square footage of a property helps most real estate agents determine the final selling price. Hence, it will be ideal for you to start working on your basement to convert it into a functional, usable space.

This will instantly boost the value of your home since people with families will be able to use it to their advantage. Of course, it will cost you a great sum of money, but the return on investment will cover it up later.   

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