Is it time to move on from your home? Have you been there too long and are looking for a new adventure?
There’s a lot to consider when you make the decision to become a seller in today’s housing market. The most important question to ask yourself is, “What is my home worth?”
In order to do this you want to consider all the work you’ve put into it since buying, research what the estimated value is in today’s market, or hire an appraiser for a professional opinion.
One way to increase the worth of your home is to do renovations. While some of these projects can take a lot of time and money, there are things you can do in a shorter amount of time without taxing your bank account that can still help raise your house value.
Low voltage lighting installation is a process fit for a beginner.
Adding lighting to places like a deck, or far-flung yard area will increase visibility on the property and add value to your home.
Garage Door Replacement
Your garage door is a major factor in your curb appeal, which is in turn a major player when it comes to your home value.
According to Remodeling Magazine, garage doors get the most bang for their buck in terms of home renovations. A garage door recoups 97 percent of its cost once a house sells.
You may have to hire a professional to install it, as they can be tricky, but it’ll be well worth the investment.
New Front Door
Following along the same lines as the garage door, changing the front door of your home can give it a major facelift.
After all, the front door is typically the first thing prospective buyers see.
The simple act of updating your house numbers to match the style of your home can make it feel more cohesive, and be more appealing to buyers.
Is your deck looking weather worn? What about the shed in your yard?
Adding a fresh coat of paint to such outdoor structures will breathe new life into the home and add value for future owners.
Finish the Basement
This is a little more involved than the other tasks, but can go a long way in terms of adding value.
Adding drywall and new flooring to create the framework for a livable space opens up a whole new area of the house for use.
Things like faucets and cabinet door handles fall pretty to everyday wear and tear.
They can look tarnished, chipped, or outdated.
Upgrade the hardware in your kitchen or bathroom for a quick way to add value to your home.
Add a Backsplash
Putting a backsplash in your kitchen can turn the feel of the room around and make it more appealing for buyers – and it doesn’t cost much in terms of time and money.
Update and Add Lighting
You want your home to feel spacious and airy. Update or add light fixtures to make each space feel well-lit and inviting.