Five ways to increase home value in 2019
Your home is likely your biggest investment, right? And to protect your investment, you need to make sure you are looking at ways to increase home value so you can maximize your money.
Luckily, there are easy ways to increase home value that will not only add to your home but your quality of life as well. Even if you aren’t planning to sell your home any time soon, looking for ways to increase home value is always a good idea.
Here are five ways to increase home value in 2019. Read on:
Unkempt landscaping, peeling paint and a roof that’s seen better days can make your home look not only unattractive but it can bring down it’s value as well. You don’t have to spend a fortune (although if your roof needs replacement or repair, it’s best to not wait, as that can cost you in the long run) to update your curb appeal. Take a look at your home from the sidewalk: What stands out? With a little elbow grease and a few bucks, you can make your home the spiffiest on the block in 2019.
Kitchens and bathrooms
It’s said that updated kitchens and bathrooms sell homes and to some extent, that’s true. You don’t have to do a total “down to the studs” remodel to freshen up your space. Some paint, a good cleaning and swapping out dated hardware or light fixtures can work wonders.
Not only can new windows give your home a new look and feel, but they can also save you money. New, energy efficient windows are a great investment if you have some extra cash in 2019. We think you’ll be amazed at how much warmer your home stays in the winter and cooler in the summer – as well as making it easier for you to open and close your windows and keep them sparkling clean!
Be honest: When was the last time you painted your home? It’s probably been awhile. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do to update and refresh a home. If you plan to list your home for sale soon, be sure to do research on current trends and neutral colors, as bright hues can turn off potential buyers. Plus, neutral wall colors mean you can have fun with things like artwork and décor that can be swapped out when you get tired of it or the trend passes.
Do you still shuffle around on shag carpeting? Are your hardwood floors hardly working for you anymore? Consider investing in new flooring in 2019. Whether this means ripping out and replacing carpet or replacing or refinishing hardwoods, you’ll be amazed at how new floors will add value to your home.
If you are looking to update your roof, windows, gutters or siding in 2019, give our experts a call. We’d love to meet you and do an inspection.