Whether you’re planning to sell, increase your investment value, or simply improve your home, increasing a property’s value is an excellent strategy. No matter your budget, there’s always an upgrade that can significantly impact the home’s resale value and strength. These home improvements could be for potential buyers, but they can also be for you and your family. Below, we have detailed a few projects that are sure to make a difference.
Kitchen Renovations—This is the biggest way to add value to a home. Adding seating, such as an island with barstools, is an excellent way to update the kitchen without purchasing new appliances. However, investing in a new appliance will also draw interest, even if you plan to take them with you during the move. Replacing countertops and flooring can help you get the most bang for your buck.
Bathroom Updates—Adding a second bathroom or upgrading an existing bath are great ways to improve the “quality of life” in your home. Spend a bit more on the details, such as a high-quality towel rack and upgraded hardware. If you’re not in a position to remodel, re-grouting tile will instantly give your bathroom a fresher look.
Lighting Upgrades—Brighter rooms feel bigger, and if you’re selling, you want every space to look as big as possible. LED lighting changes everything, and investing in something as simple as under-cabinet lighting, recessed, or pendant lighting can make all the difference.
Paint—A new coat of paint will allow your space to feel cleaner and brighter. Use neutral shades, and—if you’re short on time—tackle trims and entryways. This is an excellent and cheap way to improve the way your home looks to both guests and potential buyers.
Landscape Improvements—If your home has a yard or private entry, spend some time cleaning up. If you don’t have the time and money for planting, put down dark mulch in targeted areas. Additionally, pay special attention to the entry. This could include anything from concrete paths and porch plants to a fresh coat of paint or a new doorknob.