Even if you don’t plan to sell your home soon, you still want to make sure that you do things to increase or maintain the home’s value. Improvements don’t have to empty your wallet to have a significant impact. Check out these low-cost ways for adding value to your home before you begin your first home improvement project.
Speak with a Real Estate Agent
One of the best things you can do when preparing to make home improvements is to talk to your real estate agent. They have details on current real estate trends and know which upgrades are worth your time and money. Their experience in selling houses gives them valuable knowledge about furniture and paint choices that could help set the tone as you move forward.
Call in a Professional
Adding all the beautiful paint in the world will not increase your home’s value if problems are lurking below the surface. Hire an inspector to check for structural, electrical, and plumbing problems. It’s a good idea to have routine tests done for insect issues. Schedule regular maintenance on heating and cooling systems. Consider asking an interior designer for a short consultation to give you tips and hints on ways to improve the design elements in your home.
Freshen the Paint
Painting is one of the least expensive and easiest ways to spruce up the look of your home. Fresh paint makes spaces look clean and well maintained. Add value over the course of several weekends by painting a few rooms at a time. For exterior surfaces, you may only need to touch up certain spots to make things look new again. If you prefer not to do the painting, consider hiring a neighborhood youth who is looking to make some extra spending money.
Filter the Water
Adding a water filtration system to the kitchen can save you money and increase the value of your home. Of course, one significant benefit to adding a filtration system is the improved quality of the water. No more trips to the store to bring back large packages of bottled water. It’s an environmentally friendly way to improve your home.
Everyone knows that kitchens are high priorities for home buyers. Make your kitchen appealing and add value by replacing cabinet hardware and sink fixtures. Hire a cleaning crew to do a deep cleaning to make things sparkle like new. Replace light fixtures and change the filters in exhaust fans.
You don’t have to do a full renovation on the bathroom to add value. Paint the walls a neutral color and add pops of color with your accessories. Replace light fixtures, faucets, shower heads, bath mats, and shower curtains. Rain shower systems are attractive to buyers, and you won’t empty your wallet having one installed.
Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give the Robert Hussey Group a call today at 256-604-9750 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.