Your home is probably the biggest expense in your life, and to make your home worth every cent and dollar that you paid for it, you need to keep it looking good. Maintaining your home is very important. Maintenance could be something as simple as painting chipped wall paint, or it could be something a bit bigger such as replacing and remodeling your kitchen. When you renovate and improve your home, you should always keep an eye on how much you spend. Even if you are not looking at selling your house immediately, you may wish to in the future, so keeping track of what you spend and why will ensure that you at least get your investment back. If you are not happy to just get your money back and you want to raise the value of your home, then there are things that you will want to do and need to do to achieve this goal.
Bathrooms and Kitchen
The kitchen and bathrooms within your home are heavily used at least several times a day. Improving how they look and feel is vitally important. If you don’t fancy undertaking a full remodel, then look at those things that you notice first, these are things such as the faded paintwork, the dirty or moldy grout, or the scratched countertops. Making quick changes and wins will add value as bathrooms and kitchens can either attract or repel potential buyers.
Heating and Air Conditioning
How warm or cool a home is matters. If air conditioning is old or outdated, then it will affect how a room looks, so don’t delay upgrading it. Similarly, if rooms are too cold and they lack adequate heating, lower house prices can be expected to compensate for the extra running costs. If your house is cold, then you should be looking at improving how warm each room is by adding stylish radiators from warm rooms and updating your heating system if you have one in place. If not, then it might be time to invest. When the temperature of rooms can be controlled easily and quickly, then value is added.
The Façade and Frontage
How your home looks from the outside matters, and it matters a lot. If exterior paintwork is faded or windows and doors look under-loved, then your valuation and price will be affected. Getting the front of your home looking good is essential to increasing the value of your home, as curb appeal really does affect prices. Even if your house is beautifully renovated on the inside, it means nothing. If the outside is lacking sufficient curb appeal, you will notice the value of your property will stay stagnant and possibly even decrease, which is, of course, not what you want. To make your home’s frontage look as good as the rest of your home, you will need to invest time and money. Creating a garden area that looks good all year round or painting faded fences are not jobs that are quick to do, but they are jobs that will make a noticeable impact.