5 Improvements To Increase Your Home’s Value5/11/2018
Trying to find the right improvements for a home could be tough. Here is 5 improvements to help this decision a little easier for you.
1. Hardwood flooring
When people look at homes to buy, the first thing they notice when they walk in 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 the small fixtures do matter. We are always looking 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 look is revamped old cabinets. Several people will revamp more than there 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 time out to clean your exterior for a first thing when buyer see it.So take that extra step and make the first impressions 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, you’ll 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 Cold drafts coming through the windows, poor electrical, outdated fixtures and incandescent lights will drive buyers away due to the extra cost of living.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 to upgrade 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.
Focus on these five elements that prospective buyers favor when purchasing a new home.