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15 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

By Edited Nov 9, 2016 2 3
15 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

People who prefer owning a home instead of renting one are always trying to find ways to help increase the value of their house. The real estate industry is never constant especially now considering the economy where the value of a house falls drastically which even reflects in the market statistics. It is very important for a home owner to know how they can go around increasing the value of the homes by making little changes just inside their house. Some of the tips are as follows

1) Use the latest kitchen appliances

When people are searching for a house, the first thing they would keep in mind is the kitchen, the more features your kitchen has the better it is. It even works miracles when you have a kitchen that is designed nicely as well as well organized. Purchasing the top of the line appliances can make a huge difference and helps to increase the value of the home.

2) Enhance the Cabinets of the kitchen

Choosing the right kind of material for the kitchen cabinets can make a huge difference. You can choose a very stylish design to give it a beautiful finish; however it is very important to ensure that the wood or any material that you use should be long lasting and durable. Making it spacious can also work miracles.

3) Upgrade the countertops

These are present anywhere in the house, be it the kitchen, bars, bathrooms or even the utility room this is something that can come in very handy. It is recommended that you go for a higher end countertop as it is a onetime investment with life time durability. Granite countertops are said to be the best and long lasting one and very easy to maintain.

4) Upgrade your floors

Flooring is said to be another important factor in a house. This not only enhances the look of your house however it increases the value of the house.  There was a point of time when people used to use wood for the flooring however today people are now considering natural stones like granite or marble, tiles is also a good option especially if you have pets in the house.

5) The plumbing fixtures in the bathrooms and kitchens can be upgraded

If you live in a house where you have old plumbing fixtures, then you can consider upgrading it. Today there is a variety of fixtures available in the market which is not very expensive however they also look classy and are very durable. When you are changing the fixtures, you need to ensure that it matches well with the design or interiors of the area or room.

6) The master bedroom should be heaven on Earth

When you are considering buying a house, the master bedroom is another important factor that is taken under consideration. Upgrading it can make a huge difference. Upgrading your ceilings and lighting can make a huge difference in the way in the way the room looks. It should create an ambiance that calls a person.

7) Have a built in spa

The master bathroom should be designed in such a way that it works miracles along with the bedroom. Today more and more people are now opting to have a spa in their homes. This is very handy especially if you have a very hectic and stressful lifestyle.

8) Sound and audio marks the difference

If you are considering to sell your house with everything found then another way you can increase the value of the house is by having a state of the art sound and audio electronics. A home theatre system along with a flat screen or plasma TV can be something that is welcomed by all. Now a days, homes are being designed keeping a separate place for viewing pleasures. It also helps out when you have lots of guests over especially your child or children’s friends.

9) Eco friendly homes make a statement

Today more and more people prefers having homes that are friendly for the environment. When your house has features that help to save the environment as well as make you feel comfortable and still durable. Contributing to saving the environment ensures a well resourced future for our future generation. So let us do our bit for a better tomorrow.

10) A neatly designed and completely usable garage adds to the look

Today people prefer to use the garage not only to park their cars however even as a storage space. Not every home has a garage however if you can make space to add one, then this is something that you will not regret. Today people use their garage to store things that they would want to use at any point of time making it easily accessible for them.

11) Landscaping is the first impression

When a person comes to see a house, the first thing they look at is the landscaping of the house. A neatly maintained landscape can make a very good impression. Adding plants that are colorful enhances the look of the landscape making it look more beautiful and refreshing for a person’s eye.

12) Upgrade the irrigation system

Saving your time and energy is very important when it comes to keeping your landscape beautiful. When you think of having a front or back yard, it is important to ensure that you have an irrigation system that is fully functional as well as loaded with features that can make it easy for you.

13) Closets add more space

The more closets you have the better storage space is a good idea. It is important to ensure that the closets are not only spacious however full functional. This adds the value to the house while enhancing the way it looks. The closets should be designed in such a way that will blend well with the décor of the house and at the same time add to the storage space.

14) The roofing adds to the looks

Having a good roof over your head helps you to beautify the house along with providing a protection. When you decide to opt for roofing materials, choosing the right one depending on the environment would be an added advantage. For example, if you live in a place where it is hot most of the time, it is recommended that you select roofing materials that can help cool the place down. Today people can get a variety of materials that are very good for the roof in the market. Making the right choice is very important.

15) Windows can make a difference

The windows in your house are not only meant for viewing pleasures however it is also the main source of ventilation for your house. Choosing the right kind of windows along with the materials, shape and size is important as well as necessary.

Though these are just a few of the many things that you can do to increase the value of your house, however these are something’s that can make a huge difference in the eyes of people who wish to buy your home. Even if you do not want to sell it in the near future it will still add that extra special touch in making your home a place that you would love to be at any point of time. We all know and understand that our house tells people about our personality, so why not show the actual sde of you which can be very appealing and beautiful.

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Comments

Dec 21, 2011 6:49pm
livluvlaf729
I don't agree with all listed, but updating your appliances, plumbing and flooring can definitely increase the value of your home.
Aug 5, 2013 11:02am
novelremodeling
I believe installing solar panels is another great way to increase the value of your home. In california, solar is a popular addition to any home. homeowners pay more in terms of value to homes with solar

Novel Remodeling
www.novelremodeling.com
Jan 24, 2014 3:29am
Yngwie
I wish I had a built in spa
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