Home Improvements That Actually Add Value

Dated: October 28 2019

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Home Improvement Tips that Actually Add Value to Your Home

There are a lot of ways you can add value to your home and improve your family’s quality of life. Whether you are planning to sell your house in the next few months or a few years down the road, remodeling or restoring your home is a wise choice. Your home is a large financial investment, so any money you put in it should improve your enjoyment of the home as well as boost its value once you’ve decided to sell it. Increasing your home’s value is easier than you think. Follow these tips and your home will be worth more before you know it:

Smart Home Technologies

According to a recent report, most potential buyers are now looking for smart home technologies as a part of their future homes. Smart thermostats are a popular and much-needed addition when upgrading your home. Buyers are also looking for additions such as voice-assisted lightbulbs. These additions can help your home go against newly constructed homes that usually come packed with smart features.

Kitchen is King

People who are looking to buy a new home have long focused on one part of the house — the kitchen. A modernized or upgraded kitchen has topped the list of home features in a survey done among Millennials wanting to buy a new home. If you want to sell your home, a small investment can have a huge impact on your home.

According to experts in home restoration, for just as little as $5000, you should be able to add a new set of kitchen appliances, new countertops and flooring that will result in a fresh and harmonized look. Applying a fresh coat of paint to the kitchen walls and cabinets will also breathe new life into your kitchen.

Curb Appeal

The first thing a potential buyer will see, whether online or in-person, is your home’s exterior. Adding a simple home front décor can work wonders! Whether they are looking at an online posting of your home, driving around the neighborhood or attending an open house, it is important that your home makes a great first impression.

Build A Home For All Ages

By the year 2040, the world will be expecting almost 80 million senior citizens. Today’s houses are not equipped to safely accommodate that many old people. There are too many steep staircases, slippery bathtubs, and uneven doorways. Clever homeowners are now making necessary improvements to their homes now and these changes must be advantageous for all ages, not just for seniors. For example, a remodeling bathroom tip is to have a curbless shower. This eliminates the threshold along the shower and bathroom which makes them accessible for wheelchairs.

Repair! Repair! Repair!

Small repairs and maintenance are critical to show potential buyers that you have done a great job in taking care of your home. These little efforts make a huge difference when it comes to how quickly and for how much your house sells. It can also lead to a smoother negotiation since the buyer won’t have to deal with additional expenses in order to repair the damage.

Consider repairing these parts of your home in order to boost its value:

·        Repair mechanical devices such as your HVAC and indoor appliances.

·        Remove damaged wallpaper and repaint the walls. 

·        Take care of weeds and clip overgrown landscaping.

·        Repair broken and leaking plumbing.

·        Replace cracked tiles.

If you aren’t knowledgeable in fixing these kinds of things, especially if there’s water damage to your home, it is better to call the assistance of experts in residential and commercial construction restoration.  

Bottom Line

When it comes to home improvement, you will have a lot of choices on how to spend your money. Some you will certainly love and increase the value of your home. If you are looking at which part of your house you’ll need to renovate, consider some of the above-mentioned tips.


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Anna Cromwell

Hello! I’m a Broker Associate/REALTOR® specializing in buyers moving in Denver, Colorado. I’m an Arizona transplant, and have lived up and down the west coast from San Diego to Seattle. I have fo....

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