While the road to selling your home can be long, increasing the value of your home is easier than you think. We all know the obvious home upgrades that add value to a house, such as remodeling kitchens and bathrooms to adding more square footage to a house. There are many other ways to add value to your home as well, such as protecting the structure and making the home more energy efficient. Here are a few overlooked quick tips that will add value to your home:
- Paint Everything – Painting is a cost-effective and simple way to improve the value of your home. Newly painted walls look clean and updated, and therefore appeal to potential buyers. When selecting paint for your walls, select colors that are neutral, as they’ll appeal to the greatest number of people.
- Focus on Energy Efficiency- Making your home more energy efficient is simple. Two easy ways to improve the overall energy efficiency of a home, while also working on curb appeal, is to focus on windows and your roof. New high performance windows, screens and films can add appeal to your house, provide energy savings year round, and even help reduce need of AC and heating usage. Similarly, applying a reflective coating to your roof can decrease the amount of heat coming from your house and help prevent the expansion and contractions that degrade roofs.
- Prioritize your foundation- This should go without saying but it’s often a step that homeowners overlook. Overtime, foundations are susceptible to damage through frequent water expose. A simple way to protect your home’s foundation is to add gutters to your house. The main function of gutters is to divert water from the structure base and help keep it as dry as possible. When looking for replacement gutters, finding ones that have a guard system can help eliminate seasonal gutter maintenance.
- Amp up curb appeal- Curb appeal is important when selling a home. Even if you aren’t planning on selling your house today, it’s simple to plan for the future. Landscaping a home can provide additional shade to the house, help with water runoff, provide energy savings and catch the attention of potential buyers. Similarly, replacing your siding will help bring new life to your home and provide the home with a lifetime of energy-efficient insulation and noise absorption.
From painting to gutters, these tips are easy to get started and are sure to add to the overall value of your house.