Raising your home’s value, whether you are in it to stay or are looking to sell, is always a great idea. Here are our top 5 improvements that will raise the value of your home.
One of the easiest and quickest things you can do yourself (it will probably take you a weekend or two), insulation can save you money on utilities while you’re in the home, and be a nice asset for homebuyers. Attic insulation is the best place to start and can prevent up to 30% of your cool or heated air from literally flying out the roof, but even just caulking around windows and doors will help insulate your house.
Recessed lighting has been getting a lot of attention lately and for good reason; kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces can all benefit from good lighting. Track lighting is another good solution to really brighten up rooms and show off the home’s character. Good lighting is always a sure investment to spring for when improving your home.
Updating your walkway with pavers or buying some grass seed/sod for your front yard adds great curb appeal. Opinions are formed from the second a person drives up to your home and your lawn is one of the first things that they will see. Be sure to keep up with edging and mowing your lawn and consider investing in a few large planters with some cheery flowers. A little goes a long way and you don’t have to spend very much to make a difference.
Remove popcorn from the ceilings.
This is the major thing that dates most homes, no one likes popcorn anymore and though it can be a pain to DIY or a bit pricey to have it done, this is one improvement that is worth paying to have done.
The number one thing to consider in your kitchen is the layout; most people refer to the most important area in your kitchen as “the triangle”. This is the place where your stove, dishwasher, and sink are located ideally allowing for a seamless workspace. Before making any surface adjustments, consider if you should make a major overhaul of your kitchen space to remove any obstacles in this area. Appliances, colors, even countertops will all go in and out of style, but the layout of a kitchen, good or bad, will last a lifetime.