5 Improvements To Increase Your Home’s Value5/11/2018
Trying to find the right improvements for a home can be tough. Here are 5 possible improvements to help make this decision a little easier for you:
1. Hardwood flooring
When people look at homes to buy, one of the first things they notice when entering is the flooring. Updating floors is one of the best home improvements you could make to your home. However, if your budget doesn't fit the entire home, then focus on larger areas to highlight your home.
- Refinish hardwood floors for a cost-effective home improvement
2. Update fixtures
Sometimes, we don't realize that small fixtures do matter, and we always look at big repairs instead of the small fixtures. For instance, light fixtures, door handles, faucets, and cabinet knobs. Although small, if the fixtures are worn and dated, they can negatively affect the entire appeal of your home. It’s a small, yet incredibly effective update.
- Replace old fixtures with modern options to receive an immediate increase in your home’s value
3. Revamp old cabinets
One of the new 2018 looks is revamped old cabinets; some individuals will revamp more than just their kitchen in a home. In today's world the bathroom and even dressers are revamped to an older farm look by re-painting or re-staining them. This is an easy, affordable way to increase the value of your home.
- Re-stain or repaint cabinets, drawers, and dressers
4. Enhance curb appeal
Often, the exterior is forgotten when you are trying increase the value of your home. When you are thinking about selling your home, take the time to clean up your home's exterior, because it is the first thing buyers see. So take that extra step and make the first impression an appealing one, not repelling the potential buyer.
Invest in some new plants, flowers and maintain your front lawn. Analyze the exterior of the home and tackle any repairs that contribute to the overall curb appeal, such as a cracked driveway, crooked fence, chipped paint, etc.
- By addressing the curb appeal, it is very likely you will bring in more offers at a higher value.
5. Make it energy efficient
Prospective buyers are interesting in buying a home that’s affordable beyond the mortgage. Cold drafts coming through the windows, poor electrical, outdated fixtures, and incandescent lights will drive buyers away due to the extra cost of living.
Spend time upgrading various features of your home to embrace an energy efficient lifestyle. Trade out incandescent lights for LED, reseal windows, replace old weather stripping, and fix the leaking tap. Instantly, prospective buyers will see your home as being more affordable than the others.
Try to focus on these five elements that prospective buyers favor when purchasing a new home!