8 Ways to Increase Your Home Value

Upgrades, Updates and Securing Your Home – the primary keys to increase your home value

Charles Simon (SLVB Realtors)

When you live in a house for several years at a time, it’s bound to obtain a little outdated. Whether it’s things you can do on the outside or things within, there are countless projects you can do to improve your house’s look while increasing its home value.

Here’s what you should do:

1) Have Your Home Accessed by a Professional

To begin, you can contact a realtor to come out to your house and have them access what requirements are updating. They will do this free. Another route is that you can employ a home designer to come out and do a home assessment. This will require you paying an hourly charge (often around or less than $100 per hour). Either alternative you select, you’ll learn precisely what is presently desirable and get some insights on what exactly you have to alter.

2) Give it a Fresh Coat of Paint

Fresh paint does marvels for space. Remember when you are selecting colors, neutral ones are the safest to pick– mainly if you mean to put your home on the market.

3) Invest in Ways to Be Energy-Efficient

Today, there are lots of devices that are energy-efficient. And you don’t need to go all out; energy-efficiency can start by upgrading small things such as light bulbs. From there, the sky is the limit on what you choose to do.

There are now smart energy-efficient devices such as the Nest Learning Thermostat, which learns your preferred temperature levels and will immediately adjust to save you energy. Some security systems, like Hi Tech Home Pros, offer remote tracking capabilities, which enable you to control things such as lights and home appliances from anywhere.

4) Add Curb Appeal with New Landscaping

Updated landscaping can transform how your home appears on the outside, giving it additional curb appeal. If you are on a limited spending plan and cannot pay for to add new trees or bushes, something so easy as cutting your yards and hedges is a fantastic way of enhancing your lawn’s look. Include some mulch and pine straw on top of that, and it’ll have an entire makeover.

5) Change Light Fixtures


Changing light fixtures (i.e., chandeliers) can modernize a space drastically and make it look entirely new. Keeping initial components make a house appearance dated.

6) Do Bathroom Upgrades



Bathroom updates are a terrific way of increasing your home worth. Doing things like getting rid of wallpaper, changing and upgrading faucets, vanity mirrors and floor covering (such as broken tile or simple laminate), can make a significant distinction. These alone can drastically make your home more attractive.

7) Upgrade your Kitchen

In addition to doing restroom updates, the kitchen is the second most vital area to improve. You can do this by investing in new stainless-steel appliances, like microwaves, ranges, refrigerators, and dishwashers. These will modernize the kitchen as a whole– while still being practical in use.

Another method of upgrading a kitchen area is by getting rid of initial faucets. They show no personality and can even be an eyesore. New ones will give a stylish touch. There are lots of faucet alternatives to pick from.

Wish to make a significant visual distinction? Adding some backsplash to a kitchen area will make it look more outstanding and high-end.

8) Update the Flooring

Floorings get broken after years of foot traffic–, particularly carpet. If you have carpeted floors, you can upgrade them with new carpet, vinyl, and even hardwood. Bear in mind that vinyl floors are not as long lasting as hardwoods. If you go the wood route, bamboo is an excellent alternative, given that it’s resilient.