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5 Ways To Increase the Value of Your Cincinnati Home

filed under: Real Estate Tips and Trends posted on November 9th, 2016

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5 Ways To Increase the Value of Your Cincinnati Home 

Homeowners should always be on the lookout for quick, inexpensive ways to increase the value of their home.  In the ever-changing Cincinnati market, these simple additions and upgrades are crucial when adding value to your home. Here are 5 simple yet effective ways to achieve this:

  1. Low-cost Landscaping. One of the forgotten aspects of home value is curb appeal. Catching a potential buyer’s eye from the outside is the first step to selling your home, thus making the outside of your home a little prettier is extremely valuable. Small, low-maintenance plants and shrubbery are the way to make any house look more appealing. Select greenery native to the Cincinnati area —they require little attention, are cost-effective, and add tremendous value to the exterior of the home.
  1. Improving air-quality inside the home. Along with beautiful scenery, the Cincinnati fall season brings with it cold, allergies, and dust. If your carpet or floor covering is getting up there in age it may be time for an upgrade. Old carpets and rugs retain odor and dust, giving your home an unpleasant smell. Replacing the old floor coverings with a custom beige rug will do just the trick.
  1. Small Bathroom Updates. By default, when someone says bathroom update, we think complete remodel; however, that is not the case when simply wanting to upgrade to the room. Small changes such as replacing old wallpaper or removing old lighting works wonders for bringing the room together. Scrap whatever dated wallpaper currently covers the bathroom walls and add a textured paint. Also, dim light bulbs should be replaced often. A quaint lamp on the vanity is an awesome and appealing replacement.
  1. Updating Appliances. While a complete overhaul of appliances can be expensive, choosing one or two things to update at a time will yield large returns in appearance and quality of life in the kitchen. A new stainless steel microwave or cooking ware set is ideal. Stainless steel, in addition to being more visually appealing, is durable and cost-efficient.  The kitchen is one area where small updates add big value.
  1. Deep Clean once or twice per year. If you happen to be a DIY enthusiast then you may not need cleaning tips, but for those of us who aren’t as inclined, having the professionals do a deep clean is well worth the money. Arguably, the most obvious way to add value to your home is to keep it clean. Steaming carpets and rugs, replacing air filters, and a professional gutter cleaning adds immense value to your Cincinnati home.


Now that you have these 5 simple and easy ways to increase the value of your Cincinnati residence, all that’s left is to get started!





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