Home improvement projects can vary greatly. There are some smaller projects as well as larger ones that may prove to be costlier and much more time consuming for the homeowner. However, the impact of these upgrades and renovations can be significant when it comes to the overall value of your home.
Today we will go over a few tips you can use to increase the value of your home.
Updating the Essentials
Of course, you will want to first start with the basics. Take a look at some of the fixtures in the home. How old are they? Maybe it would be a good idea to upgrade some of these. Your water heater, for example, is a good place to start.
You should also have your electrical panel looked at to make sure that everything is up to code and as modern as can be. The average furnace lifespan is approximately 15 to 20 years, so if your furnace is much older than that, then it is probably due for an upgrade and can help add to the overall value of the home.
Curb appeal is definitely something you don't want to overlook when trying to find areas of improvement for your home. It is the first thing people see when walking up to the property. A few ways to improve your curb appeal are by power washing the siding, painting the siding, trim, and window shutters, and keeping your lawn mowed and maintained.
Cleaning out the gutters and even planting a few flowers in the front yard can also be effective at creating a more aesthetically pleasing home exterior. These are all things you can do yourself easily without having to hire a professional landscaper.
Another easy and inexpensive way to improve your home's value is by decluttering to make the home appear larger. Before you list your home, remove personal items so that the potential buyers can instead picture themselves in the home.
Don't stuff all your clutter and unwanted items in another part of the home either. All of these areas are up for a few looks by potential buyers. If you need to rent a storage unit to store a few items until the home is sold, then that is what you can do.
Paint the Exterior
Exterior paint can also help enhance the curb appeal and improve the value of your home. If you don't repaint, make sure that there is no chipping, worn, peeling, or cracked paint, and you want to make sure you have a neutral color palette that is simple and clean.
Too many colors on the home can be distracting and choppy and can detract from the home instead of add value. No more than three colors should be used on the exterior.
All of these are cost-effective upgrades and improvements you can make to your home to improve its value immensely if you are looking to list your home. Upgrades go a long way in improving the property, and regular maintenance can help keep your current value from dropping.
For more information on how you can improve the value of your home, contact Florida Homes Rebates today.