Easy Ways to Add Instant Value to Your Home

Happy Couple Dream New HomeWhether you’re getting ready to put your house on the market or your home just needs a little updating, consider trying some of these easy ways to add value to your home. Most of these tricks are inexpensive yet they can make a big difference.

 

First Impressions

You can’t sell your home if you can’t get anyone inside of it, so make sure it has the all-important curb appeal, or buyers may keep driving.

Paint is the easiest and most cost effective way to give your whole home a facelift and make it look well maintained.  On the exterior, replace rotten boards prior to painting if necessary, and make the front door stand out with a pop of color or fresh stain.

A new coat of interior paint hides a multitude of sins — dirt, scuffs marks, scraped wood — and makes everything look clean.   Remember to go with soft neutrals, because everyone’s tastes are different.

Just before putting the house on the market, freshen up the landscaping. Nicely trimmed shrubs, a neatly mowed, edged lawn and fresh mulch around colorful flowers make a home look inviting.

 

Eye Catchers

The most important rooms in any house are always the kitchen and the bathrooms, so you want to make the biggest statement possible in those spaces. High quality appliances add enormous value, but if you can’t afford to replace them, make sure they work properly and have all the necessary knobs, switches and handles.

If the cabinets are in good condition, changing out the hardware is an easy way to bring them up to date. New energy efficient lighting and modern plumbing fixtures offer another inexpensive wow factor.

Lastly, for better or for worse, give your flooring an update. Existing carpeting should be cleaned and stretched or replaced if necessary and tiled surfaces and grout should not look dingy.

 

Personal Stuff

Box up photos and unnecessary knick knacks for storage, and place toiletries and personal care items out of sight. Then de-clutter the home in general, particularly closets and cabinets. Overstuffed storage areas make them look small.

 

These easy updates to your home add value. Value you want to protect from possible damage. Make sure your home and belongings are secure by having proper home insurance coverage. If haven’t reviewed your policy lately, Kuznieski Insurance Agency is happy to provide you with a complimentary review of your current policy.

 

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