Even if you don’t intend to sell your home any time soon, it’s still a good idea to maintain your home. This is especially important if you want to avoid major reconstruction and expensive installations. The trick is to know those easy ways to add more value without breaking the bank. If you’ll like to know more, here are simple yet smart ways to invest more in your home’s value.
1. Check your HVAC system/furnace.
If you’re particularly keen on selling your crib, a good heating and air conditioning system will comfort potential buyers. If they look old and perhaps, don’t function well, that can be a turnoff. Replacing them with more sophisticated units should be the first thing. You can bring units with a programmable thermostat, smart thermostat, or a digital thermostat.
Buyers are often drawn to homes with smart features. However, if you already have one installed, you can save money by properly maintaining it. Remember, heating systems and air conditioners can cost well over $10,000. So, hire an HVAC technician to inspect your thermostat’s power source and other fixes to improve functioning.
2. Adopt cool lighting.
Light can bring life into a place, and if you don’t mind spending some extra bucks, you can purchase new lighting—which will add greater value if you choose to resell. It’s a good idea to install a fancy chandelier in the living room. Go ahead and take the lighting-revamp to the kitchen and bathroom as well. However, keep in mind energy savings as you initiate lighting replacement.
Lighting can be romantic as well, so it’s not a bad idea to adopt this tip if you don’t want to sell. You and bae can have fancy dinner at home, especially when there’s no time to hang out at cinemas. Remember, keeping the romance alive when you travel a lot for work is essential whenever you return home.
3. Give the walls fresh paint.
You can never go wrong with a new paint job when it comes to adding value to your home. A fresh splash of paint will undoubtedly give your home a new look. However, be aware that some colors go out of style and cake a home look unattractive.
So, if you’re not looking to paint any time soon, opt for grey or beige colors that’ll trend for a long time. Depending on how large the building is, $250-$350 should be enough to give your fairly sized three-bedroom bungalow a new look. The best part about painting is, you can do it yourself and on a budget. What’s more, if you’re skillful, painting doesn’t take a lot of time.
4.Replace the floors.
Unless you happen to remodel floors professionally, you might need professional help for this one. Now, as far as a flooring job goes, we can’t pick a winner among wood finish laminate, carpet, and hardwood. Whatever your option is, all three will give your home a new and exquisite look.
Hardwood is a little expensive, but trust us, it comes in highly valuable if you’re looking to resell in the long run. The easier options are laminate wood finish and carpet. Not only are they cheaper, but they’re also faster to install. Whichever one you go for, remember to opt for dark shade color that hides dirt. Buyers like homes with low maintenance features.
5. Don’t miss the kitchen.
Yes, installing new cabinets, a fancy cooking appliance, and floors are great. In fact, you can use popular acrylic materials to replace some glass and wooden pieces. As a homeowner, you’ll add more value and a seamless flow in the kitchen. If you love cooking, you’ll have a spacious kitchen to “play” with.