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Home Projects That Will Help Increase Your Home’s Value

Home Projects That Will Help Increase Your Home’s Value


Whether you bought your home with the idea of it being a fixer-upper, or you have lived there for years and are ready to make updates, there are plenty of ways you can increase your home’s value.  Big or small, it is best to tackle one room at a time and be thoughtful about what you are choosing to update.  


Start by making two lists — upgrades for your home value and upgrades just for you. Upgrades for your home may consist of replacing old faucets, permanent lighting, and doors. Upgrades for you are furniture, artwork, and window treatments. After you make your list, you are ready to choose which rooms to update that will add the most value to your home!



Most homebuyers on the market are looking for an updated kitchen that they can see themselves entertaining guests and cooking for their families.  Buyers often look here first when determining whether a home is worth its asking price, since most people want an upgraded kitchen without having to pay a ton of money to get it after purchasing a house. There are a range of valuable home improvements you can make in the kitchen to fit your particular budget and objectives, from putting in energy-efficient, stainless steel appliances to painting cabinets and installing new countertops.  


Increase Curb Appeal

Updates that will add curb appeal to your home tend to impress potential buyers and add a ton of value to your home when you go to list it. Depending on what you decide to do, you could have an increase on your home’s value up to 62%! Having an outdoor living space, whether that is a deck or patio, will allow you to list your home for a little more and get money back on the work you have put in!  You could also just clear out a flat area of your home and put a nice seating area instead of investing in a whole deck or patio.  This is a low-cost solution that will look great and still increase your home’s value!


Healthy trees, blooming flowers or plants and neatly trimmed lawns make a house a lot more appealing to any potential buyer on the market.  Investing in landscaping your home can lead to a bigger return on investment when you go to sell and potentially even help cut your electric bills.  For example, strategically planting native trees like pines or maple trees around your home, can reduce energy costs by as much as 50%, plus raise the value of neighboring homes!  If you are not a landscaping pro, you can contact a landscaping company for an easy investment in your home!



The bathroom is another area that small updates really help in increasing the value of your home.  You don’t even have to make large updates like putting in a spa tub or luxury shower.  Think of updating the tile and fixtures, replacing your toilet, updating the countertops, and adding in some new lighting.  These small updates could increase the value of your home up to 49%!


Whether you plan to stay awhile or are planning to list your home in the next year or two, investing in any of these home updates will help increase the value of your home and allow you to get the most out of your money!