There is a lot you could do to raise the value of your home. Here are some ways to improve the quality of your exterior and interior living spaces.
Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Your curb speaks volumes about how well the whole property is kept. Firstly, make sure that you maintain a good balance when you place furniture on your patio. Adding two rocking chairs and a little side table in the middle is really good enough and makes it very inviting. Another important thing is to concentrate on the landscaping. To make sure that your lawn is always green, weeding, cutting, and watering it systematically will help to achieve that.
Also, add some hanging plants and flowers to the patio with a bit of color, making sure that you go for options that are easy to maintain, and preferably drought-resistant ones for easy maintenance. Planting trees and shrubs and maintaining existing ones is a great way to enhance your home’s exterior attractiveness. Research shows that well-kept shrubs and trees can potentially improve a home’s quality by approximately 14%. The trees are also very good for the environment and act as a great habitat for animals.
Paint the Exterior
In an effort to make your home more attractive, adding fresh paint to it is a good way to improve its overall appearance. Using contrasting colors is a great way to really make your home look appealing. Fortunately, you can paint your house yourself, which is more affordable, but it would probably take you a few days to finish. Others may opt to hire a professional painter, which may be considered to be less stressful but a bit more pricey.
Redo Your Driveway
Old driveways are less appealing because they develop cracks and patches after a while. This is why redoing it will enhance the appearance of the outside of your property. While tar and chip seal driveways may be more expensive compared to gravel driveways, an asphalt driveway would cost you approximately double the cost of your tar and chip driveway. This is because the asphalt material lasts longer than the other two types. Consider the tar and chip option, as it can save you between 10 and 50% compared to asphalt.
Install Energy-Efficient Gadgets
Homeowners are now very interested in finding ways to save money, hence the need to cut down on the amount of energy used in the home. An example would be to install solar panels, which would definitely cut energy bills, as well as a solar geyser. You could also seal cracks, gaps, and seals in your home, as it would add more insulation to the house.
Expanding your house has been noted to raise its value for the obvious reason that a spacious house can accommodate more people or even just give more living space to a small family. With statistics showing that around 4.6 million U. S. families were multi-generational in 2018, the need to expand homes is on the rise so as to accommodate a growing family.
You can make your house bigger by repurposing the attic and making it into another bedroom, revamping your basement and transforming it into an extra living room or bedroom, and even just building a whole other room. Tearing down a wall or two definitely does a lot to make the interior look more spacious.
Renovate the Kitchen and Bathrooms
This does not mean making these spaces very luxurious but just making them a bit more modern. You could do so by replacing the cupboards, taps, appliances, and floors in your kitchen. In the bathrooms, consider replacing the sinks and as well as redoing the floors.
These are some of the many ways you can make your home a nicer place to live while raising its value. Enjoy your time in your transformed space!