How to Increase Home Value
Are you looking to sell your home, but the market value is unsatisfactory, or do you want to improve it? The process of giving your home a new look can sound exciting at first, but the decisions involved can be overwhelming and frustrate you in the long run. For this reason, below are a few tips tailored just for you to ensure the experience is fulfilling:
Enhance your home’s landscaping
The exterior of a home determines people’s view and opinion on it and, subsequently, its value. Plant and maintain a picturesque green space with beautiful flowers and drought-tolerant vegetation to make the home more inviting and appealing all year round, regardless of the season. Make your driveway more interesting as well using a border such as one made of bricks.
In addition, clean the stains and accumulated dirt on your walls and gutters and remove the spider webs. If possible, repaint the house to give it a warm, refreshing look.
Give the house a specific interior deco theme
What is the first thing you notice when you walk into a room? Color plays a significant role in your home’s appearance by setting the mood; for example, warm colors set a bright and happy mood while dull colors do the opposite. When choosing a theme for the house, which determines the walls, floor, and furniture, analyze your preferences and use them to determine the theme.
You can choose simple, practical themes such as the Mid-century modern or the Vintage traditional theme.
Improve the lighting in your home
Well-lit homes are an inexpensive way to make your home feel livelier. Improve the lighting in the outdoor area, which will highlight how outstanding your landscaping is, the bathroom, kitchen, family room, and entrance to your house. You can combine recessed lighting, lamps, and LED lighting to achieve the right amount of lighting. If your budget allows, add glass windows, doors, or roofs to increase lighting while making your house more attractive at the same time
Declutter your home space
Sell, donate or dispose of anything in your house that has not been in use for the last few months to make the space look and feel bigger. This step will also make it look cleaner and brighter, acting as a magnet for prospective buyers. You can upcycle old items such as carpets to make rags or wall art.
Replace old furniture and fixtures in the house
Replace or fix old furniture and household items such as worn-out or burnt seats. Get professionals to fix those doors and cabinets that make you cringe when the door squeaks each time they are accessed. Update the bathrooms and kitchens as well as per the modern setting or the theme of the house. According to experts, the two play a significant role in convincing an undecided buyer to choose a home. Improve the bathroom by replacing small aspects such as the showerhead, toilet seat and re-grouting the existing tiles and grout. For the kitchen, replace the cabinet, kitchen backsplash, and items that no longer work.
Add a well-designed backyard
Add a backyard to the home with a functional patio for activities like a barbeque and entertainment. You can have an outdoor kitchen with grills, wine refrigerators, and pizza ovens. Moreover, you can add fire pits with surrounding sitting spots or a simple swing or gazebos for families to spend the days relaxing, reading ad enjoying nature.
It is easier to improve a home with the actual goal or view of the house in mind. Thanks to the advancing technology, you do not have to physically stage or replace these aspects of your home while constantly returning them due to unsatisfactory results. Other than exhausting you, the process will cost you a lot of unnecessary costs, which you can evade using virtual staging. With such software, you can visualize how you would like your house to appear with a computer and make the adjustments until you are satisfied. After this, you can now spruce up the home, increasing its overall value. Seek professional advice if need be and take it one step at a time, in this case, one room at a time to ensure you do not strain too much and fail to achieve your goal.