11 Jan Home Remodeling- Raising Your Home’s Value
The key to raising your home’s value lies in home remodeling. Even small suggested improvements, such as paint colors or furniture placement, can go a long way toward improving the look and feel of your home.
START WITH PAINT
One of the simplest, most cost-effective improvements of all is paint! Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated — and that spells value. When selecting paint colors, keep in mind that neutrals appeal to the greatest number of people, therefore making your home more desirable.
TACKLING THE KITCHEN
The most important room in any house is the kitchen—it must be in good condition before you sell. If your kitchen needs work, decide first on what needs to be done. Updating the hardware is a must. It will give your kitchen a more modern look while adding value to your home. Consider updating your appliances as well. This will go a long way to making the kitchen seem like a whole new place.
INSTALLING HARD WOOD FLOORING
If you have older carpets in your home, they might be hiding contaminants and allergens. Consider changing out your old carpet for environmentally friendly surfaces like tile or laminate. Hard-surface floors are much easier to keep clean, don’t hold odors, give your home an updated look and, in general, are more appealing to buyers.
UPDATING THE BATHROOM
Bathroom updates are always a smart move. One cost-effective change — like replacing an outdated vanity, old plumbing and lighting fixtures or adding a new tile floor — will guarantee a lot of bang for your buck and give your bath an updated, modern look.
LOW MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPE
No question that shrubs and colorful plants will add curb appeal to any home, but when shopping at your local garden center, make sure that you “think green.” Purchase plants that are native to your region or plants that are drought-tolerant; these require less water and maintenance, which means more savings to you and more green in your wallet.
HIRING THE CONTRACTOR
Finding a good contractor is important — a home improvement project gone wrong can cost you. A good ad isn’t proof a contractor does quality work. Find out for yourself at ProSaver. You can check out a contractor’s reputation and ratings as well as speak to a live advisor.