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Want To Make Your Home
Worth More? Six Of The Best
Upgrades To Consider

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While home renovations projects are a great way to customize your house and increase comfort, it should also bring up the value of your home. Consider these six relatively inexpensive upgrades to get started:


Many people consider the kitchen to be the home's heart. By spending a few hundred dollars you can upgrade lighting fixtures with more energy-saving, brighter and efficient ones. The faucet set can be replaced at a minimal cost. Instead of replacing all of the cabinets, which can be rather expensive, there are many companies that will remove doors and refinish them. If the cabinets are not mica you can also paint them for a newer look.


There are simple things you can do that do not cost much money. A new toilet seat is easy to install and makes a big difference. Replace an old bathroom floor with vinyl that can be applied over the old floor. New faucets and shower heads can make the bathroom look new again. You can also instal vertical shelving to add much needed storage in the bathroom.


Everything can look bright and clean again with a good painting job. You can really make the room pop by adding an accent color to one wall. You should also pain baseboards, doors and crown molding a different color to add dimension. Stick with neutral colors to increase the value of your home.


This is another detail that can make a home look cleaner. If your rugs are in relatively good shape and are a neutral color, an inexpensive investment is professional carpet cleaning. If the carpet shows serious wear, then it may be time to replace it. However, the majority of real estate agents do not suggest replacing the carpet before you sell your house, because the new homeowners will want to pick out their own carpeting. Hardwood floors always bring up the value of your home though, and this is a great option if you are able to spend the money.


Consider using an eye-catching chandelier to replace old boring lights in your living room and dining room. Add accent lighting or spotlights to direct the light where you want to emphasize features. Energy-saving light bulbs are very appealing to buyers, and it will save you on your utility bills.


New windows are made from materials that deflect or stop weather extremes and keep the temperature comfortable inside. The fact that these superior windows are more energy-efficient can be an added selling point. Bigger windows can add more natural light to your home and transform the look of any home.

Home upgrades are important to increase the value of your home and make it easier to sell in the future. These tips will help you get started without breaking the bank.

Informational credit to Gilkey Windows.