If selling your home is on the horizon, start making a list of the ways that you can raise your homes value now. From removing textured ceilings to landscaping the yard to refreshing the hardware on the cabinets, AHRN.com has gathered our favorite, simple tips for increasing your home’s value!
Spending $100 to $400 on new lighting around your house highlights the home’s best features and can boost your home’s value by $1600. If you can invest $1500 to upgrade to the new smart phone controlled options, you could see an increase of as much as $9000, according to Realtor magazine!
Remove Popcorn Ceiling
DIY Network offers a very do-able method for removing popcorn ceiling – an instant way to make your home feel more contemporary!
A Fresh Coat
While that gorgeous shade of eggplant was perfect for you, potential buyers may find it a turn off. A fresh coat of paint in a neutral like white, sand or putty will help buyers see the possibilities in making your home their own. A semi-gloss paint will make the walls seem brighter; an eggshell finish can be used to hide minor imperfections, such as drywall dents or small plaster cracks.
Think Curb Appeal
The exterior of your home often sets the tone for potential buyers by creating a first impression. Remodelaholic.com offers 10 suggestions for making the most of this first impression with simple ways to improve your home’s curb appeal – like a front door that makes a statement with a bold color or fun hardware!
Adding Board and Batten
Dress up one (or more!) rooms in your home with this DIY board and batten tutorial from Make It & Love It. It offers a beautiful way to transform a plain room into a focal point!
Freshen Up The Walls
There are many ways to use paint and moulding. Give your home a high end touch by adding these details. The DIY option is cost effective and offers a return on your money in the boost to your home value! Home Stories from A to Z includes tutorials for the wall details in multiple rooms!
Invest In The Future
A more financially significant idea for increasing your home’s value is to install solar panels in areas where it is a productive addition. Many states offer incentives like tax breaks for home owners installing energy efficient updates as well. This update may not be an option for everyone, but it would reduce your costs while living in the home plus adding to the value!
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