In order to increase home value it is important to first find out what is the most problematic area in your home and also what needs to be done in order to make it worth more. Perhaps one of the biggest issues you will have to tackle is the real estate market values of the homes, but if you shape up your home and bring everything into condition then you can be sure to have a home with more value.
However, there are cheap fixes you can use in order to immediately raise the value of your home. But, it is better if you take good care of your home so that you can avoid fixes and at the last minute.
1. Make Your Kitchen Work
Some consider the kitchen the heart of any home and it is important to make your kitchen spotless and in excellent condition so that any potential buyer can see that your home is worth buying. Moreover, a good kitchen means that the rest of the home is also in great condition too.
Instead of buying new furniture, cabinets and other necessities for the kitchen, it is far better to try and repair them so that you do not have to spend a lot of money in bringing the kitchen up to shape. Also, if you are handy it is possible to fix them yourself; however, if you run into trouble it is better to call a professional so that you do not cause more damage than good.
2. Make the Bathroom Shine
The second most important room to be fixed up so that you can really increase the value of your home is the bathroom. It is important to make sure that every pipe is in good condition and that you have no leaks anywhere. Also, check that the taps, toilet and bathtub or shower is all working perfectly. Replacing some of the parts can be inexpensive and easy to do by you.
Furthermore, if you quickly need to repair the floor, sometimes it is better to invest into easy-to-apply vinyl tiles as they can be applied quickly, and it will still look nice in the bathroom, and in some cases applying a new floor can be done over the old one too. Re-grouting and replacing chipped tiles is also an easy way to quickly fix up a bathroom.
3. Check the Storage
In many houses, and especially in older ones, storage is a big issue. Closet space is not as big and not as available as many would want. However, it is easy to install do-it-yourself wire and laminate closet systems into many rooms which will add more storage and more elegance to your home. All in all it will greatly improve the value of your house. Do-it-yourself closets are easy to design and even easier to build without a lot of effort or time being invested into it.
But if you need professional help and if you do not want to ruin some parts of your home, it is better to call residential builders as they can help you out and they are not that expensive to hire.
4. Clean the Rugs and Carpets
Sometimes even just simply cleaning the rugs and carpets around your home can really spruce up your home and increase the overall value. It is important to keep the carpeting in great condition so that when they are cleaned they will look better than new. Using rugs to cover wear and tear in wall-to-wall carpets is a great idea as it will make sure that your new buyers will consider buying your home.
5. General small repairs
Performing easy and light repairs on your own can not only save you some money, but it can help you better understand your home’s weaknesses and strengths for future reference. Moreover, it is vital that you keep your home in good condition so that only minor repairs need to be done from time to time, without having to invest large sums of money. It is also important that you realize when is the right time to call professional services so that you do not do more harm to your home.
November 6, 2014