5 Easy Things To Add To Your Home To Increase Its Value

If you’re planning on selling your house any time soon, then you’ll be going over a bunch of things in your head about how much it’s worth. And then, you’re going to have to go through sets of projects that will potentially increase that value, without you having to pay too much to do them. And that’s where the five easy tips below will come in handy.

If you add custom shutters, work on basic curb appeal, shore up your insulation, add a fresh coat of paint all around the home, and pay particular attention to lighting, then you’ll not only be able to sell your home for more, but statistically, it will also sell faster.

Add Custom Shutters

Windows are a main focus for many home buyers. Which is why one of the first things that you can do to add value is buy custom shutters that will enhance the aesthetics of any room, or even the outside of the house. A small investment in high-quality, appropriately colored shutters will show a valuable attention to detail, as well as bringing peace to the mind of the potentially homebuyer.

Work On Your Curb Appeal

When was the last time that you considered what your house looks like as someone approaches it from the road? That’s a huge deal to people who’ve never been there before, and is known as curb appeal. And it’s also one of the easiest things to fix in terms of cost benefit. A minor amount of landscaping, and the value of your home can increase by thousands of dollars, easily.

Shore Up Your Insulation

And nobody wants a house that doesn’t keep the heat or coolness in or out effectively, depending on the season. And the main culprit for leakage is going to be bad insulation. So pay a contractor to make sure that all of your roof and wall insulation is done properly, and notate that fact in your home advertisement. People will be much more likely to buy your home for more if they know they don’t have to worry about that factor.

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to impress people, and even if you spend $100 on good paint, the fact that you’ll get an extra $500 out of the fact that your rooms look better – that’s a good primary consideration. Having the painting done professionally will help your cause as well.

Pay Attention To Lighting

Your house can look great, but if you don’t have it lit up right, inside and out, potential buyers aren’t going to see it for what it is. So buy good, bright lighting and highlight the nice places in your home, and watch the perceived value go right on up!

Anna Johansson
Anna is a freelance writer and researcher from the Olympia, WA area who loves to obsess about weird topics and then write about them. When she isn't writing, she is outside on her bike and comtemplating her eventual trip to graduate school.

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