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Improvements To Boost Your Home’s Value

Blog by Claire LeLacheur | January 27th, 2016

Improvements To Boost Your Home’s Value


Whether you’re looking to sell now or in the future, there are a number of things you can be doing to boost your home’s value. A few smart upgrades and fixes won’t require a significant investment, but they will dramatically increase the value of your home and help you to get a better sell. Here are a few simple improvements that will spruce up your space and add thousands to your home’s value.


Kitchen Facelift

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and because of this, it really pays off to have a space that looks and feels good. If your kitchen is falling apart and you’re willing to completely re-do it to increase your home’s value, refrain from going overboard and keep future buyers in mind. Keep the remodel fairly neutral and ensure that it matches the style of your home. If you only want to invest a small amount of money, consider repainting your kitchen with a neutral colour, updating your appliances with new doors/covers so that they match (like your fridge and dishwasher), and replacing cabinet doors so they look more modern. You don’t have to completely remodel your kitchen to boost its value, as a few small changes can make the world of difference. 


Room Reinvention

Consider ways that you can add another bedroom to your home. If you use one room as an office, consider converting it into a bedroom before selling by adding a small bed and a closet. An extra bedroom is much more desirable than an office and can add a lot of value. If your loft is well insulated and fit to use as a bedroom but you use it only for storage, consider clearing it out and making into a bedroom. Showcasing the potential will really help to boost your home’s value, and it may be the very thing that secures the sale.


Energy Efficiency

Nowadays, energy efficient homes are much more desirable. Consider replacing old kitchen appliances with energy-efficient models, adding double glazed windows to prevent cold drafts, or insulating your home to reduce your heating costs. Buyers will be reluctant to buy a house that costs thousands per month to run, so it’s important that you make it as efficient as possible to cut costs but also help promote sustainability and environmental protection.


Outdoor Revamp

If your garden is a mess, consider sprucing it up so that buyers can see the potential in the space. Make your backyard more appealing by laying down grass, weeding between the slabs, or even adding decking. A deck significantly increases the value of your home as you effectively create an outdoor living space. Decking along with a table and chair set will allow buyers to envisage summer barbeques and enjoying their back yard area.


If you can’t afford to make the updates outlined above, other simple improvements can help to boost your home’s value too. Get rid of mould, keep the paint looking fresh, fix your leaky roof and generally maintain your house so it looks well kept and is more desirable for potential buyers. For 10 cheap fixes to boost the value of your home, check out this article at Bankrate.. 

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