If you’re looking to make improvements to your home that will increase the value, some decisions are better than others. For example, while repairing the fireplace to working order in the living room would increase the value, a bathroom makeover would increase the value even more. The following are just five improvements you can make to increase the value of your home.
Soundproof the Bedroom
Something that everyone is going to love is a bedroom that has been soundproofed. It doesn’t matter if it’s day or night, there seems to always be a noise that wakes you up. By soundproofing your bedroom, you can enjoy the quiet solitude of a sleeping chamber. This is something that is sure to boost the value of your home and entice buyers.
Remodel the Bathroom or Kitchen
Bathrooms and kitchens sell homes. Any money you invest into either room will improve the value of your home. Even if you do either room on a budget, the improvements will make your home more inviting than a home that hasn’t been remodeled. If you’re making changes in your bathroom, small changes like painting and changing out the vanity and mirror, can make a huge improvement. In your kitchen, changing the doors of your cabinets, painting, and upgrading the appliances will make a huge difference.
Finish the Basement
When you finish your basement, you literally add square footage to your home. An unheated area is not counted when listing your home. However, if you put up dry wall, create rooms, paint, and add heat, you can greatly increase the value of your home. Not to mention that you could even add more bedrooms and bathrooms to the floor plan.
Home buyers love green improvements. Whether you add flooring made of recycled materials or install a low-flow toilet, these improvements will increase the value. Best of all though, some green improvements can save you money.
Invest in Low-Maintenance Landscaping
Curb appeal is the first impression someone receives of your home. By adding low-maintenance landscaping to your home, you’re able to keep the yard beautiful until you decide to move. Home buyers will also be interested in having such a gorgeous yard that doesn’t require constant work.
There are so many improvements that the average homeowner can make to increase the value of a home. Whether you want a simple change, like a low-flow toilet, or want to go big with a finished basement, you will see your money come back to you when it’s time to sell. What are you waiting for? Get started on those improvements this weekend.
About the Author: Reuben Billett and his wife used RSIC clips to create a soundproof ceiling and green glue to soundproof the walls of their basement in order to create a home theater. It’s increased the value of their home for a future sale and has made their 3 sons very happy!
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