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Are you considering selling your home, and want to increase its value? There are many things you can do to boost the price of your house, and some of them are not overly expensive.
However, it can be worthwhile to put in a little money to get much more value in return. Here are some of our best ideas:
Create More Space
Homes that are more spacious-looking tend to get a higher price. Do a walkthrough of your home either by yourself or with an interior decorator.
You can likely find some simple ways to open up the space, perhaps by knocking down a couple of small walls. It’s important to make sure that the costs of renovations won’t exceed the amount you will gain in the value of your home.
Knocking down a wall isn’t costly, but adding an extra room or a bathroom would cost more than you would stand to gain.
Old carpeting in a home can hold contaminants, and they can also affect the air quality in the space. More than that, people prefer hard surface floors to carpet.
Therefore, if you’re selling your home, you’d do well to remove all of the old carpets and leave it as it is or replace it with new flooring. This will give your home a more modern appearance and make it more attractive to prospective buyers.
There’s nothing like paint to completely uplift a home, and it’s not an overly expensive job. Before you put your house on the market, it’s a good idea to get the entire home professionally painted.
It will make the house look bigger and newer. Keep in mind that the majority of people prefer neutral colors, so it’s best not to go with anything too dramatic.
Making your home more energy efficient does add to its value, according to professionals in the real estate industry. Consider adding energy-efficient fixtures, upgrading windows and doors, purchasing energy-efficient appliances, or even installing solar panels in your home.
Not only will you save on utility costs while you are still living in the house, but the cost of doing the work will also be less than the value you’ll get in return for your home.
If your roof is in bad condition, it’s best to get it repaired. The price of a midrange roof job may seem costly but it will make the value of your home go up tremendously.
Telling prospective buyers that you’ve just had the roof replaced will be a huge bonus in their minds and will help you sell your house faster.
General beautification around and outside the home can do a lot to increase your home’s value. Do some landscaping, adding shrubs or flowers. If you did your long-term planning, you’ve planted trees for shade. This all adds curb appeal to your home and value to its cost.
Another form of beautification is staging your home for prospective buyers, and it’s well worth the cost. Besides adding lovely interior decorating, you may consider doing some less expensive remodeling jobs.
The bathroom and the kitchen are the easiest rooms to beautify for a low cost. Small replacements and changes in these rooms can add a lot of value.
You’ve worked hard for your home, and you’ve probably cherished it. Now that it’s time to move on, you want to make sure you get the most value out of it as possible. Even if you don’t want to spend a large amount of money, there are things you can do to bring up the cost of your house.
At High-Performance Roofing & G.C, we are there to help you enhance your home. We finance small home projects, and we specialize in roofing and painting.