Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Value

by Christine DemosApril 6, 2017

Whether or not you’re thinking of selling your home in the near future, you should be thinking of your home’s value. A house is one of the biggest investments you can make; increasing that investment’s value just makes sense. Therefore, when you make improvements to your home, think about the equity you could potentially build. Making smart decisions throughout the remodeling process will help in the long run.

Here are a few guidelines when making enhancements to your property:

increasing your home's value

  1. Get an inspection

    You can’t fix what you don’t know is broken. Hire an inspector to check out the areas of your home that you don’t normally see. They may discover hidden problems that could negatively impact your home’s value. A future home buyer will find out any issues with a home inspection, so be one step ahead of them.

  2. Amplify square footage

    Visual space or how large a home feels adds to the value of the home. The key is to make each room in your house feel larger. As mentioned in De-clutter for that Open House, lighting is crucial for your home. A sunny room feels larger and more open, adding square footage in the buyers mind. Another tip is to add a single large mirror to a room; mirrors reflex light and give the illusion of more space. Finally, clear the clutter; this includes removing bulky furniture pieces and adding to the home’s storage with custom shelving units.

  3. Look under your feet

    Replace carpets in the rooms that show the most wear and tear. Reemphasizing the point made in the first paragraph, implement improvements that will increase your home’s value first. Don’t go for unusual color choices for carpet or personalized tile. A big selling feature to today’s environmentally conscious homebuyers is ‘green’ flooring options, like bamboo. While replacing floors, consider upgrading. Score points with home buyers with value-added improvements.

Check out these other 10 tips that will also add value to your home!


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Christine Demos
Christine is the Content Marketing Specialist for Homes.com. She's a small town girl at heart, who currently lives in Norfolk, VA with her husband and their fur baby. When she's not working, she enjoys cooking, decorating, traveling, and binge watching Netflix. As a proud Virginia Tech alum, she also loves cheering on the Hokies!

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