4 Areas You Don’t Want to Overlook When Upgrading Your Home

4 Areas You Don’t Want to Overlook When Upgrading Your Home
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    By now, most homeowners know the best places to renovate in order to add value to their home: kitchens are number one, followed closely by bathrooms.

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But what if you already have both under control? What should you tackle next? Here are some oft-neglected areas of the house to renovate in order to improve your curb appeal and overall home value.

The Front Garden Matters

A well-manicured front garden will make a home not only look functional and beautiful, but cared for. A well-cared-for exterior suggests a well-maintained interior, and the greenery and garden work outside of your home goes a long way toward impressing potential buyers.

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to trim back your overgrown garden, but the more well-manicured your outdoor green space looks, the more charm (and value) you bring. Be sure of course to rid your garden of unwanted weeds early and often to prevent roots from growing too deep and spreading across your outdoor space.

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Studies show that impressive landscaping can add up to 50% to the value of your property, depending on acreage, so make sure to invest in a fresh, pleasing exterior, getting your garden, shrubs and trees in good shape.

Touch Up the Exterior

Whether your exterior walls are made of brick, stone, or cladding, touching up your home’s exterior walls can make a big impact. A complete re-rendering or recladding will have the most positive effect, but might cost you a bit more. The ROI pays off in big ways, however, and besides your front door, your home’s exterior sends the most immediate first impression.

Entryways are Prime Real Estate

The front door and entryway to your home are the first true interaction potential buyers have with your house. Replacing your front door not only improves your home’s look, but energy efficient doors also add value through reduction in utility bills. To get more information on which door option will work best for your home, be sure to contact a professional installation company.

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While updating your interior entry way what necessarily at the same value as replacing your front door, it nevertheless sets the stage for what people are going to see as they move from the exterior to the interior home viewing experience.

Make sure the space looks as fresh and inviting as possible, with limited clutter and great moving space. Good lighting combined with ample storage for shoes and coats along with a small table service in order to drop keys and mail will add a certain jouissance to the space. And if you have the room, nothing adds rustic charm with a small bench for sitting and putting on shoes and boots.

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Laundry Rooms Could Use some Love

Just because laundry rooms have always been utilitarian and often neglected when it comes to upgrades and renovations doesn’t mean that this needs to be the reality forever. In recent years, people looking to sell their homes began to see that there is a great deal of potential need, not only for adding value but also to make them more pleasant spaces in which to spend time. Homeowners are looking for the perfect package, so why not spruce up every possible room?

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Consider adding heated flooring and custom storage to bring out the best in the space. A tile backsplash can add a great deal of accent work here, and you can even add small flourishes including shelving and storage. It’s not as easy to measure your ROI here as it would be in a kitchen, but having a functional and stylish laundry space will definitely add value to a space otherwise neglected.

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