If you are looking to move and want to get more money for your home, or maybe you want to increase your home equity, here are the most popular ways to add to your home’s value.
1. Keep Lawn Tidy
A well-maintained lawn adds curb appeal. Cut the grass, trim the hedges, and maybe even plant some trees.
2. Repaint Exterior
If you want to enhance the curb appeal even more, give the exterior a fresh coat of paint. You could even change the colour of the front door to stand out more too.
3. Keep Colours Neutral, Inside & Out
Neutral tones (white, beige, grey, etc.), both inside your house and outside, attract people because they are easy to decorate with and often times make rooms appear larger than they really are. Rooms will brighter too, and more calming with neutral colours.
4. Let Light In
Nobody likes a dark, dim room. Add more lighting if you have too with dimmers so people can create any mood they want. As mentioned above, neutral tones will also create more light.
Open-concept is a very popular demand, especially for families. Knock out unnecessary walls to create a natural flow between rooms like the living room, dining room and kitchen.
You may not need to knock down any walls and can just give your kitchen a facelift. Add cabinets for extra storage or create an eat-in kitchen with an island that can serve multiple purposes. Choose neutral colours for the cabinets, backsplash, and counter tops.
7. Upgrade The Washroom
Make sure the placement of everything makes sense. Expand the bathroom if you have too to create more space between the tub and toilet. Add dual sinks and storage space for towels, shower products, etc.
8. Upgrade The Basement
Creating extra living space could add a lot of value in your home. The rooms you can add are endless:
- Another bedroom
- Another bathroom
- Workout room
- Playroom for kids
- Extra storage room
Even if you are not finishing the basement, check if there are any slopes in the ceilings, or water damage from any floods that occurred.
9. Clutter & Add Storage
Show the potential your home has and increase the storage space:
- Extra kitchen cabinets
- Extra closets
- Benches that open up
- Bins & baskets
10. Keep Up With Maintenance
Overall just keep up with maintenance. If something breaks or paint peels, fix it right away. Clean the gutters, fix any minor plumbing or electrical issues. Even fixing a tiny chip in the wall or flooring could make a huge difference.
There are many ways to add value to your home, especially if you keep up with the overall maintenance. If you decide to sell, any REALTOR® or home inspector can tell you what you should change and can connect you with their professional contacts.