03 Aug How to Increase the value of your home
The Kitchen is Still King
Buyers of all kinds have focused on the kitchen. A modern/updated kitchen tops the list of ideal home features. If you plan to sell, don’t rip your kitchen down to the studs; a smaller investment can have a serious impact. For as little as $5,000, you can add a new suite of appliances, as well as a new countertop and flooring. Resulting in a fresh, coordinated look. Applying a fresh coat of paint to the walls or cabinets and updating hardware and breathe new life into the space.
Don’t Be An Energy Hog
Lowering your home’s energy costs will save you money as long as you live there and is expected to be a major selling point down the line. Consider high-efficiency windows, LED lights or a new water heater to help lower energy costs. Water heating accounts for 16% of the typical homes energy costs. Spending 1,800 to 2,400 on a new unit is another way to impress efficiency-minded buyers.
Paint is an Upgrade
Paint keeps your home looking its best while also defending its surfaces from wear, tear, and the elements. If you’re getting ready to sell, don’t blow thousands having every inch repainted. Instead, focus on high-traffic areas, including the kitchen and bathrooms. Neutral color schemes of whites and off-whites remains the top-selling interior colors and will appeal to most homebuyers.
Remember the Outdoors
Your home’s property is another opportunity to expand its living space. Adding a deck or patio, with room for seating and a built-in or freestanding grill, is a way to create a defined space for outdoor living on a large or small scale. But remember the rule of low upkeep.
Use Smart Technology
Certain smart devices add to home value and interest, including programmable thermostats. Smart devices create the impression that the home is high-tech. The same benefit comes with a range of products such as lights, door locks, and security systems.
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