Adding Value to Your Home

Everyone wants to make a good profit when it comes to selling things. Why would selling your house be any different? These 4 simple home projects are guaranteed to add value to your house. ‏

‏Update Anything Old‏

‏A quick and cost-efficient project to add value to your house is to simply update anything that needs it. Whether that be the paint on the walls or kitchen cupboards. You can also replace old doorknobs, put in new faucets, and invest in modern light fixtures.

These simple updates will go a long way in making your house look more attractive to buyers and are reasonably cheap compared to most other projects. ‏

‏Lawn Projects That Will Add Value to Your Home‏

‏Have you ever wanted to have a nice garden with a pond on your property? Many people do, which is why this project will add value to your home. You’ll need a pond kit containing a pond liner, a skimmer filter, a biological filter, a pump, various-sized river rocks, and gravel. This will take some work to complete, so plan accordingly and research the process ahead of time.

If a pond isn’t your thing, there are many other lawn projects that also add value. One that a lot of people love seeing is a neat and tidy lawn with mulched flower beds. A landscaper can do this for you, but it is easy to do on your own. Keep the grass mowed and the bushes trimmed, and remove any pesky weeds from the lawn and walkways.‏

‏Kitchen Remodel‏

‏Going a bit bigger, an up-to-date kitchen is important to potential buyers. If it’s within your budget, replace your old countertops with granite. Upgrade your outdated cabinets with new ones. Switch out your older appliances with more cost-efficient models. 

If you have a smaller budget, add a backsplash. Not only will it add interest to your kitchen, but it will protect the walls as well. ‏New fixtures are also cost-effective and will help modernize your kitchen with just a bit of time and effort.

Adding Storage is One of the Projects That Will Add Value to Your Home‏

‏if you have a garage with rafters or a lot of extra space in it you can always convert these to accommodate more storage space. This is easy to do and all it takes is a little woodworking skill. 

Building shelves or installing hangers is easy to do and will pay off in the long run when potential buyers see how much extra storage you have in the home. You can even lay down a temporary subfloor with future plans to convert the space to usable square footage.

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