Six Simple Ways To Make
Your Home More Valuable
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Are you looking to add some equity into your home or are you in the process of selling and need to boost your sale price? There are relatively simple ways to add value into your home without making major, complicated changes.
Create Extra Space
Taking down a non-structural wall isn't too expensive, and you'd be surprised at how much value you can add to your house by opening small spaces up. Most buyers want a home with an open floor plan and for a small price, you can make that happen.
Tidy Up Your Yard
Unruly bushes or gnarly trees can really bring down the value of your property. It's easy to trim up existing bushes and trees. Removing any dead landscaping will make a huge difference in the appearance of your house. According to experts, landscaping is one of the top three things you can invest in and see the biggest return. Investing just $400 can triple your return on that money.
Upgrade Your Floors
If you have existing hardwood floors, having them redone can make a huge difference in the appeal and value of your house. Over ninety percent of real estate professionals recommend putting money into your floors. Putting in only $600 can give you up to $2000 back.
Do Some Easy Bathroom Upgrades
Bathroom upgrades can be pricey, but for some small amounts of cash, you can really make a difference. Clean grout so it's sparkling clean and replace any grouting in the tub or shower for an instant face lift. You can update the cabinets with some new hardware or a new, updated faucet.
Spice Up Your Curb Appeal
Studies say that people make up their mind about a house within the first seven seconds. Those seven seconds are made up of seeing the front of the house. Make sure your door is painted with updated hardware. Fix cracks in the sidewalk or walkway. Clean the windows so they sparkle. If you have the budget, updating your siding can make a huge difference in initial opinions. It can make your home look new again, and give it a more modern look.
Give Your Appliances a New Look
Mismatched appliances aren't appealing to anybody. If it isn't in your bank account to buy new appliances, you can save some money by ordering new fronts to your dishwasher and oven for a cheap, matching fix.
Adding value doesn't mean you have to spend a ton of money upfront. You can do a lot on a small budget and get a big return while you're at it.
Informational credit to Marsh Building Products.
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