Whether you’re looking to sell your home shortly or want to improve it for your own enjoyment, there are several things you can do. Here’s a quick run-down of some of the best ways to improve your home for enjoyment, value and buyer appeal.
Renovate the Kitchen and Bathrooms
One of the best ways to increase the value of your property is to renovate the kitchen and bathrooms. These are two of the essential rooms in the house, and updating them can make a big difference. It might include things like new countertops, cabinets, sinks, and tub/shower, adding a backsplash or replacing dated flooring. If you want to do some minor fixes, replacing the shower head, taps and faucets with something more modern and making sure the grout is in good shape can make a difference.
Add a Deck or Patio
Adding a deck, patio, or screened-in porch for those buggy nights can be a great way to add more living space to your home and increase curb appeal. It’s a great place to entertain guests and enjoy the outdoors, and add value to your home.
Landscape the Property
Landscaping can include things like planting trees, shrubs, solar lighting, and flowers. Additionally, consider adding a water feature or a fire pit (if the municipality allows). But don’t feel like you have to go all out, even just pruning what you have uniformly, adding border edging, or a few potted plants to the front entrance can make a big difference. The curb appeal of a beautifully landscaped property will definitely help get eyes on your property when you go to sell.
Paint and Update the Exterior
Painting and updating the exterior of your home can make a big difference, including things like new siding, windows, and doors. Additionally, consider adding a new roof (buyers always ask when the roof was last redone) or repair/replace eavestroughs and soffits and fascia if needed. Again, you don’t have to break the bank: repair what needs it, clean out the eavestroughs, paint the front door, and give your home a good power wash.
Don’t feel if you’re looking to sell that you need to do all of these things, but maybe one or two can help get more eyes on your property and potential buyers through the door. If you’re looking to sell in a few months or even next year and want to talk about what might help, contact us, we’d love to help.