Home Improvement Tips That Can Increase Your Property’s Value
Who doesn’t get excited about home improvements, home decorating, and designing? I’m pretty much sure you get all giddy and hyped up when you find out you’ll be furnishing your home soon enough. But, is that any different from when you’re improving a home you’re about to leave for good? Is it any worth the risk, effort, and finances to renovate or revamp a home that’ll soon be turned over to somebody else?
Well, yes. There is value in improving what once was your home, now up for rent or sale. Generally, home improvements get everyone excited and perked up. I mean, who wouldn’t want to add a touch of their personality and preference into an entire house? So many homeowners today prefer designing their own homes so as to make it feel a little bit closer to the heart. However, decorating a home, which you’re about to leave and sell soon, is a different case.
Sure, you might think it’s costly to renovate something you wouldn’t even bother using or staying at anymore, but there is beauty in improving a home. So much so, it helps increase your property’s value as well! If you want to sell a house and you want to sell it real good, here are a few home improvement tips that can help increase your property’s value:
Tip # 1: Paint Away!
One of the simplest yet most effective home improvement of them all is painting your home, or at least some rooms or corners that badly need touch-ups. Freshly painted corners and rooms will definitely look a lot neater and updated, and, not to mention, add and spell value all over the place.
Here’s a side tip: when choosing paint colors, make sure you opt for neutrals as this is what catches the eye of most people, especially brokers and homebuyers; hence, it’ll make your home more desirable to purchase and live in. A few gallons of paint and some equipment shouldn’t hurt your budget at all, so get going and paint away!
Tip # 2: DIY Landscape
Lowkey and DIY landscaping can definitely add some appeal to your entire home. However, when choosing plants to add to this, make sure you keep in mind the totality of it all: upkeeping, will the next owners of your home be able to maintain such landscape? When designing and preparing your mini garden, make sure you “think green” and purchase only those that require less water or maintenance, plants that are considered drought-tolerant, to keep the next owners from replacing dead ones again and again. And besides, not a lot of people would want to keep a high maintenance landscape situation.
Tip # 3: Update Your Bathrooms
Small updates are better than none. And in this case, a small bathroom update can guarantee bigger returns than what you expect, and bathroom updates have always been a smart move when it comes to home improvement. Nowadays, bathrooms are one of the top rooms homebuyers tend to check out first, which is mainly because of how bathrooms have become so stylish. However, more than style, design, or layout, bathrooms should also always come with functionality. Replace missing or broken tiles if you must, install a new mirror if needed, or clean all toilet partitions and furniture until they’re crystal white! Only you would know which ones in your bathroom need attention, so make a list, then start working!
Tip # 4: Turn Your Home Into A Smart Home
Incorporating your home with smart technologies is probably one of the best things to do, considering you’re about to sell it! Safety-enhancing gadgets make it to the top list of the most renowned smart technologies today. Make the next homeowners feel valued, safe, and cared for by installing smart technologies such as fire detectors, thermostats, door locks, security cameras, and alarms, among others.
While this doesn’t always increase your home’s value, it can undeniably add an appeal, which is also as good as increasing its value since tech-savvy homebuyers are more likely to pay more for these items installed within the house.
Tip # 5: Consult With A Professional
When all else fails, consult a professional! Sit down with a licensed real estate agent or interior designer as you tell them to examine your home, but do take note that you’ll probably have to pay them for consultation. Nevertheless, it’s important that you speak with these experienced professionals as they know the best things to do and actions to take in order to increase your property’s value. Within a couple of hours talking, they can immediately give you tips and ideas needed for home improvement.
Increasing your property’s value shouldn’t be a hefty task if you’re very much aware of the latest trends when it comes to home decor and improvements. Nowadays, it has become so easy to please homebuyers for as long as you present them a functional house, something that’ll feel like home. Needless to say, you’re going to be needing a few of those tips mentioned above to further add up to your home’s value.
Angelo Castelda works as a contributor for various home improvement and hardware finish websites, including Magnificent Hardware. He is extremely knowledgeable and up-to-date with the latest news and trends in the home improvement sector, particularly in the Philippines.