Whether you are planning to sell your house, or just want to make some home improvements that will increase your property’s worth, you don’t have to look very far for upgrades that are affordable and will have a positive effect on the value and appeal of your home. Wondering what the best home improvements are to increase value?
Often it is difficult to know where to begin, so it can be extremely valuable to get outside advice from an expert. In some cases, it will cost you nothing at all; asking a Faris Team real estate agent to come into your home to offer their expert advice is free. You may also consider hiring an interior designer for an hour can provide you with a myriad of ideas and tips specific to your home’s condition. Alternately, booking a home inspection, energy or indoor air quality audit can provide tips to improve the overall functionality of your home, or can uncover hidden issues that could be cause for concern later on.
Organize and de-clutter inside and out with help from a professional organizer, cleaning company or landscape company to ensure a great first impression.
When it comes to getting a return on investment, experts agree that the best investments are in the yard, bathroom and kitchen. You don’t necessarily need to do an entire top-to-bottom renovation in these areas; small upgrades can make a big difference.
Plant some trees or maintenance-free shrubs, raise the garden or paint the fence.
Replace the old vanity or outdated fixtures, refresh caulking and grout or exchange worn laminate flooring for modern tile.
Paint outdated cabinets and replace the hardware, change the sink faucets, install task lighting, add an elegant tile backsplash, exchange the old microwave with a sleek stainless steel one or upgrade worn out countertops.
There are plenty of other do-it-yourself projects that are easy, affordable and can make a big difference:
Replace damaged ceiling tiles or remove outdated popcorn ceilings
Replace or paint worn baseboards, trim and doors
Brighten up the house with new window panels
Install a large mirror to amplify a room
Upgrade light fixtures
Consider luxury upgrades like a water filtration system, energy efficient lighting or a spa shower head