4 Ways To Improve The Value Of Your Home

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If you are looking to sell your home at any point – whether it be now or in the future – you will want to do whatever you can to improve the value. Luckily, raising the value of your home can be relatively easy, and there are many ways you can go about doing it. Below are 4 ways that you can improve the value of your home – from small jobs to large ones.

Landscape

It is important to remember that the value of your home comes from not just the building, but the entire property. With this is mind it is a good idea to do some landscaping before you try to sell your home. Pruning your bushes and tress, and making sure the grass is cut is a good place to start. You can also add some colorful bushes or flowers, add some stone walkways or a patio, install a fountain or a little pond, or even put a gazebo back there if you have the room. Anything you can do to spruce up the outside of your home will go a long way.

Also remember that your front yard will be the first thing to give an impression to new buyers. This means you should give it extra care, and make sure that it looks its best before anyone comes to look at your home. Small touches to the front of your home can go a long way, as you only get once chance at a first impression.

Remodel A Room

The next thing that you can do is pick an outdated room and give it a makeover. For example, you can add new floors, cabinets and appliances to your kitchen to give it a new look. It is has been a while since a room in your home got some attention, then you will want to fix it up before you try to sell the home. By giving it a fresh coat of paint, fixing up the floors, and adding some newer appliances you will instantly raise the value of your home.

Keep in mind that if you don’t plan on selling your house for a long time, the remodel you do now may not look that new when it comes time to sell. Think about when you plan on selling your home, and weigh that against the cost of remodeling the room several times if need be. It may not be the best idea to remodel just for the sake of raising your home’s value if you have no intention of selling it any time soon.

Add Something Big

If you really want to invest some money into this project, then you can consider adding something big to a home. Depending on where you live – and who might be buying your home – sometimes a pool can raise the value of your home. There are other options as well though, such as fixing up an unfinished basement and turning it into a media center, or even adding a sauna to your home. For example, JNH Lifestyles has household infrared saunas that can be installed right in your home, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Imagine the look on your potential buyer’s face when you surprise them with a built-in sauna in the bathroom!

Go Green

Lastly, many homes are now trying to “go green.” By doing so with your home, you can increase the value of it while also making it more attractive to future buyers. To go green, you will want to look into getting solar panels installed on your roof, and you should look into getting energy-efficient appliances. For more information about how to make your home more environmentally friendly, you can visit this guide.

Start Improving Now

No matter when you plan on selling your home, it is not a bad idea to work on improving the value starting now. Sometimes these projects can take a while – especially if you need to budget for them – so it can be better to do a little bit at a time. Pick an area of your home that needs the most work, then start budgeting to have it improved. If you can do a little bit each year, when the time comes to sell.

 

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30 thoughts on “4 Ways To Improve The Value Of Your Home

  1. These are the same tips my realtor gave us when we sold our first home. So I am glad to see them in your review. Knowing our realtor was really trying to help us & not just trying to jack up the commission!!! Thanks ?

  2. Love this. We want to sell out house in 9 years when my youngest graduates high school and I keep telling my hubby that we need to start fixing stuff up NOW so it’s ready when the time comes.

  3. We just bought a new home and we are updating everything. I can’t wait to see how it turns out! These are all great tips and we are doing most of them.

  4. We are working on this now – and landscaping is one of the easiest ways! Luckily my husband has a green thumb. 🙂 Next up will be the “going green”. We’re looking into solar. Now if I only I could convince my husband to let me stain all the cabinets in the kitchen myself. Quite the undertaking LOL…

  5. Always start on the outside & work your way in is my Mum’s advice & she’s moved house 18 times! First impressions count so make the road frontage & front garden/parking area as attractive as possible. Make the buyer WANT to come inside!

  6. I’m a home owner thinking about relocating and tips like these are priceless, I could use all the help i can get.

  7. Landscape can make a huge difference for the value of your home. I will have to try adding a few more flower beds this summer.

  8. Wonderful tips. I’m still searching for my first home. My husband and I have been looking for a while now. I think the landscape is a big part of buying a home. You want it to look very nice.

  9. I definitely think the landscaping is a big factor in increasing appeal to a home. We are in dire need of some new landscaping…but we’re also not in a rush because we’re not selling our home anytime soon!

  10. These are definitely great tips and I love the landscaping idea and going green is really huge right now with buyers.
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  11. My Daddy was always big about the landscaping for any of our houses that we lived in. This is probably why when they did go to sell that it was so appealing to the next owner!

  12. We want to put new grass in a part of our garden but can’t due to water restrictions in our state. :.( So we are trying to come up with some new ideas.

  13. These are great tips! We always are thinking about landscaping our yard. I guess it’s time we go ahead and get ‘er done!

  14. We’re starting a major landscaping project this year – basically starting over. I’m really excited not only to see the value of our home rise, but also (and mostly) to have a great lawn!

  15. I need a total rehab, lol. Our fixer upper is still just that. Never know where to start and this is giving me more incentive to do something.

  16. Every home owner could use some tips to improve there home and the way they have the model layed out is really nice. I defiantly am going to pay attention to some of these tips.

  17. Landscaping is so important when trying to improve the value of your home. Adding plants and having a nice yard can really help sell a home if needed. I love the front of my house with its pretty landscaping!

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