Upgrades That Increase Home Value

Upgrades That Increase Home Value

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Upgrades That Increase Home Value

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Guest Author:  Jasmine Anderson

Selling a house can be a great way to start a new chapter in your life, but only if you manage it to increase its sales value. As you put your house on the market, you will learn about certain features that can help you sell your home faster, which is why you need to make it more appealing to potential buyers.

Of course, you won’t need to renovate the whole property to increase its sales value. Still, minor improvements and upgrades will improve your chances of getting more money in return. With that in mind, here are some minor upgrades that will increase your home value and help you make it an attractive residence to buyers.

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Fix minor issues

Not every home improvement that increases its sales value needs to be cosmetic. Of course, a lovely and modern render will surely attract more buyers, but before you consider this renovation project, it’s critical to fix minor issues first. Therefore, you can inspect your home and search for imperfections, such as wall cracks or air leaks in the attics.

A potential buyer will notice these issues if they come over to take a look at your property. But, if you inspect your home before putting it on the market and fix both visible and hidden signs of damage, your property will instantly become more appealing. In addition, you should fix leaks, gutter, and plumbing issues and inspect your home for termites and other pests.

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Freshen up your walls with paint

Repainting the interior walls is one of the easiest and cost-effective ways to increase home value. A fresh coat of paint will transform your home and make it look more welcoming and inviting. When painting the walls, be sure to choose the right type of paint for your renovation project.

So, for example, since the kitchen is a part of the home that requires extra cleaning, you should opt for satin or semi-gloss finishes, as they are easier to maintain. Then, choose mold-resistant paint for bathrooms, and finally, choose an eggshell or matte finish for living room spaces.

Make your home more energy efficient

Whether you want to sell your house or make it your permanent residence, you should make it more energy-efficient. Finding new ways to cut the energy costs will help you set some money on the side and even attract more buyers if you intend to sell the property.

To make your home more energy-efficient, you will need to seal the windows and invest in better insulation. You can also swap your old appliances with newer, energy-efficient models and replace incandescent bulbs. In addition, low-flow showerheads in the bathroom will also help you cut expenses at home.

Improve the air quality in your home

Making an effort to improve air quality in your home can help you increase its value and avoid asthma or allergy symptoms. If you’re looking for new ways to purify the air in your home, you should invest in new carpets or give the old ones a scrub. Changing the air filter in your AC can also reduce the amount of dust in the air. Moreover, it would also help to decorate your home with indoor plants to improve air quality and install cooking vents in the kitchen.

Transform an unused space

Is your attic or basement empty? If so, you might want to transform that unused space into a guest bedroom or a playroom for your kids. These improvements will increase the value of your home, but they will also improve the quality of your life. What’s more, every buyer will be impressed with an additional guest room or a home theatre. So, make the most out of these extra rooms and extend your living space to make your home more appealing to buyers.

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Enhance your outdoor space

An outdoor kitchen can help you lower utility bills and keep the smells outside of your home. By investing in this project, you will expand your living space to a maximum and give your potential buyers an extra reason to invest in your home. Therefore, install outdoor electrical sockets, buy a new stove or a grill and find new outdoor furniture to fill in space. Not only will your summer vacations be more entertaining, but you’ll also get more money if you decide to sell the house.


Spruce up your bathroom

The bathroom should be the cleanest room in your house, and for a good reason. But, a few minor improvements will make this area of your home even more appealing, comfortable, and clean. As mentioned earlier, use mold-resistant paint to give your bathroom walls a fresh, new look and upgrade your bathroom furniture to increase the chance of selling your house faster.

A new shower bath will help you make more room in the bathroom, but a new toilet or a bidet can also increase your home value. Finally, decorate this area with stylish bathroom accessories to give it a truly modern and expensive look.

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Get instant curb appeal

Your home’s exterior is the first thing your buyers will see when they come over to inspect the property. That’s why it’s of utmost importance to find ways to get instant curb appeal. So, for example, you can give your home a facelift by investing in a new cladding system or house rendering. In addition, enhance your front entrance by replacing the doors and cleaning your porch. Finally, complete the look with new lighting fixtures and invest in regular lawn maintenance.


If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market, you probably can’t wait to sell it and invest in a new, better home. But, if you want to increase your home value, you will have to invest in minor improvements. These ideas will help you get your house ready for potential buyers, but they will also make your life more pleasant and easier. So, inspect your home and see what needs to be done, and start planning your next renovation project.


About the Author:   Jasmine Anderson is a Sydney-based lifestyle blogger and a toddler mom. She loves to spend quality time with her family, go thrifting, and spend just a little bit too much time on the internet.

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