Home Improvement Tips: 5 Simple Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

residential home repairHave you been wondering about ways to increase the value of your home? We’re going to look at some items in your home that require some small input. A few simple tweaks can go a long way to increasing the value of your home.

Clean up the Lawn

Overly grown or patchy lawns and outsized bushes will cause your home to stand out — in a not so good way. Keep your turf, regularly mowed without the weeds. If you are too busy, this can easily be hired out by a lawn service company. They can even do other tasks, such as shape your hedges and trimmings. Your curb appeal will go from messy to maintained without blowing your budget.

Cleanliness counts

The adage that you only get one shot at a first impression is true. So, make the interior of you home shine from the moment someone walks through the door. Hire a cleaning service for a thorough top-to-bottom scrubbing no matter which type of siding you may have. Even if you clean your home regularly, having it done professionally can make a big difference.

Size Of Your Home

The size of your home dramatically affects the value, but square footage isn’t the only space that counts. Visual space or how large a home feels also counts. The key is to make each room in your house feel or appear larger; this can be done by proper home staging. Replace heavy closed draperies with vertical blinds or shutters to let light in — a sunny room feels larger and more open. Try adding a single large mirror to a room to visually double the space. Clear the clutter. The more furniture and plain old “stuff” you have in a room, the more cramped it will feel. Finally, add an attractive shelving unit to an underused space and store your clutter out of sight.

Update your Bathroom

Bathroom updates are one of the easiest ways to make your home more valuable. A professional bathroom remodel from a handyman is the easiest way. If you don’t want to break the bank, small changes such as changing dated wallpaper with a faux or textured finish. Or simply replacing the old light fixture will update the room without denting your wallet.

Introduce new Energy-Efficient Ceiling Fans

A functional, decorative ceiling fan is a beautiful thing. It provides necessary light and, in warm months, creates a soft breeze reducing the need for expensive air conditioning. An outdated, loud or broken ceiling fan is a useless eyesore. Replace old fixtures with new ones to make your home more enjoyable for you now and to increase the bottom line should you decide to sell.

We hope that these few tips will go a long way to help you increase the value of your home