Simple Projects That Will Increase The Value Of Your Home

Simple Projects That Will Increase The Value Of Your Home
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    Improving your home’s value doesn't always have to be expensive and time-consuming.

    You can increase real estate value by focusing on the yard, kitchen, bathroom, visual impression, and storage. Here are six ideas to help you with home improvements.

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Kitchen Update

The kitchen is one area that greatly affects a home’s value. Look at your kitchen with a critical eye. Make sure your appliances are squeaky clean and match. If you have one white appliance and the rest are black, it is worth the investment to purchase a new black appliance. Your kitchen will look like it was newly remodeled if you replace hardware on cabinets, add a new faucet, and freshly paint the walls.

The Yard

A well-manicured and landscaped yard adds significant value to the home. Adding a fence defines the yard and provides privacy, say the experts at Mills Fence. A low-maintenance fence, made of vinyl, offers the classic white fence look without the high-maintenance of wood or wrought iron. Be sure to check local ordinances for the type of fences allowed in your neighborhood before you begin.

Bathroom

Bathroom upgrades are one of the largest returns of investment when doing home improvements. Adding touches to make the bathroom look fresh and modern can be as simple as replacing the faucets, towel racks and light fixtures with brushed nickel fixtures. You can also change out the showerhead, re-grout the tile and add a fresh shower curtain and towels to match.

Windows

You don’t need new windows to achieve the look you are going for. Natural light makes the home feel larger and more appealing, so remove heavy drapery and old blinds to let the sunshine feel your rooms. Replace them with light-weight, clean curtains, and new blinds, to create a great impression.

A Coat of Paint

The whole house feels fresher with a new coat of paint. This is one of the least expensive improvements you can make. Patch, then sand any holes, and hide flaws with an eggshell finish paint. Consider using a light neutral shade on walls, with white ceilings and baseboards, for a spacious look.

Add Storage

Many homes, especially older ones, don’t have adequate storage for today’s families. Your local home improvement store sells closet organizers and shelving for closets, utility closets, and pantries, to better organize your rooms, and help corral clutter. Add shelving in the garage or utility room, too. An extra closet in the family room or den can be created by framing out one area, covering with sheetrock, and adding shelving for games, or seasonal items.

Your home can feel updated and new again with some simple improvements that will increase value, and add satisfaction to your family’s life. A little time and money can provide a big return when you improve the home your family already loves.

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