Your home is your greatest asset.
If you are making plans to sell your home in the future, it is essential that you take care of it and make updates to it when necessary so you can get the best return on investment you can. In addition to adding home value, updating your home will make it more inviting, modern, and bright.
Here are five projects you can do to increase your home’s value:
PAY ATTENTION TO LANDSCAPING
Curb appeal plays a huge part in the value of your home. No trees, poorly maintained grounds, and unkempt bushes are unsightly and makes a home feel unwelcoming. Power washing the sidewalks and drive, removing dead plants, adding a fresh layer of mulch, and getting the trees pruned or planting a tree all boost curb appeal and value.
Upgrade The Kitchen & Bathroom
The kitchen and bathrooms in your home are the most traffic-heavy areas and should be kept up-to-date. Updating these rooms provides the best returns and updates can include:
- Adding new tile
- Replacing hardware like knobs and towel racks
- Adding new lighting features
- Adding new backsplashes
- Upgrading the plumbing fixtures
Put On A Fresh Coat Of Paint
Paint both inside and outside the home will fade over time, making your home look dull and worn. Putting on a fresh coat of paint will freshen up your home and give it new life. If you want, you can even change the color altogether to suit your tastes.
Remember, you don’t have to repaint the whole house. Painting high-traffic areas like the kitchen and hallways.
Make Your Home Energy Efficient
Energy efficiency means huge savings when it comes to your power bill each month and comfort of your home, especially if your home is older. Ways you can improve on your home’s energy efficiency include:
- Resealing doors and windows to stop air leaks.
- Investing in a new water heater
- Purchasing energy efficient windows and window treatments
- Installing smart thermometer like Nest
Put In New Flooring
Are your floors seeing scratches, moisture damage, or are just plain outdated? Trust us, those carpets from the 80’s need to be updated.
Putting in new flooring like stain- and microbial-resistant carpets or luxury vinyl tile and plank can dramatically improve the look of a home and reduce maintenance. Ceramic and hardwood flooring are also excellent flooring options that help reduce allergens in the home.
If you have hardwood floors in your home and determine that replacing them is currently out of your budget, refinishing can restore them to their original color and shine.
HomeTown Floors in St. Peters, Missouri is your go-to shop for your flooring needs. Our teams of professionals are here to meet with you in our showroom and in your home to help you find the best flooring for your style and needs.