Having your own place can bring out the home improvement itch to most of us. If you’re thinking about putting your house in the market in the future or you simply just want to dapper it to increase its value, you always have to be careful that you don’t hurt your savings and budget. Here are some home improvement tips and tricks that adds the most value every homeowner should know.
1. VISUALLY INCREASE YOUR HOME’S SQUARE FOOTAGE
How big or small your home is will have a direct effect on its value, but that’s not the only space that matters. How large a home feels or its visual space also matters. It is essential to make each room in your home to feel larger than it really is. There are many ways to do this without any construction needed. You can utilize your space to its full potential by using a multi-purpose storage instead of the current storage you’re using, replacing heavy curtains with shutters to let the light in and installing large mirrors in a small room which will enhance its size. Most importantly, remove any clutter you have lying around like old stuff that you’re not using on a daily basis, the more clutter you have in a room the more it will feel small.
2. MAINTENANCE WORK
Addressing the basics of your home is very important before updating your kitchen or upgrading a room. House maintenance work such as attic insulation, plumbing repair, replacing rusty rain gutters, repairing leaky windows etc, can add a significant amount of value to your house. You don’t have to shell out a lot from your budget to create a huge difference. A couple hundred dollars of house repair could increase the value of your house by a few thousands of dollars.
3. RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT
Changes that are not suitable in your home can decrease its value and it is important to remove them in order to increase its value. Getting rid of pine cladding, textured ceilings or walls, plastic fake beams, low quality laminate flooring and polystyrene ceiling tiles can be a good investment. You can also upgrade panelled doors, polished floorboards, decorative mouldings and concealed timber beams to add value to your home. Make sure to learn about how your home is constructed and work your way around it.
4. THE CURB APPEAL
As they say first impressions last a life time and that you’ll never get a second chance to make another one. What your home’s exterior look is just as important as its interior. It’s quite hard to erase negative first impressions because of an unattractive exterior. There are many ways to bump up the curb appeal of your home. You can repaint walls, repaint doors and windows, replace an old garage door or add a porch. If you’re running on a tight budget you can simply cut the grass, rake leaves, remove weeds and trim hedges which can make the exterior of your home more pleasant.
5. REINVENT A ROOM
To save money, you can do a makeover in an existing space in your home. You can finish a basement, convert the attic to a bedroom or if you have a den, you can turn it into a bedroom by simply adding a closet. An additional room to your house will add up a lot to its value.