How to Increase the Value of your Home

Have you been thinking about selling your home lately? Are you worried your home isn’t going to sell for what it’s worth? The key to getting the most value out of your home is to make your house inviting to potential buyers. Increasing your home value can be hassle-free if you follow some tips. 

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is your home’s calling card. Every person that comes down your street will notice how attractive your house is. You don’t want to be the eyesore of the neighborhood. Fresh paint is an easy way to give your home an instant facelift.  A bright door is inviting and stands out among the neighbors. Clearing away overgrown bushes and planting low-maintenance landscaping is a must.

If you’re looking for a local Kansas City painter, we recommend Major Painting in Lee’s Summit.

Upgrade Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home. If yours is outdated, it’s very off-putting to potential buyers. While renovating a kitchen can be expensive, it will pay off in the long run and increase the value. Updated counter tops and appliances are big pluses in the home shopping world.

Not sure who to hire for your next kitchen upgrade? We’ve heard great things about Schloegel Design Remodel located here in Kansas City.

Don’t Forget About the Bathroom

Speaking of remodels, make sure your bathrooms are up to par. Nothing turns a buyer off more than a grimy bathroom or non-functioning appliances.  Since a bathroom is a must have, make yours the best. Bathrooms should be relaxing and have a spa-like feel. Granite countertops and updated showers are so inviting.

Set the Mood with Lighting

Anytime natural light can be let it, do it! If not, add can lights in your ceilings, sun tubes in your hallways and soft lighting throughout. Adding dimmer switches to a few key rooms can really add a warm feeling to your home.

Stay Away from Niche

Remove outdated wallpaper and avoid trendy designs. Even if part of your house’s charm is the retro architecture, you don’t want it so niche as to scare off potential homebuyers. Knowing they will spend days scarping off that wallpaper that was on trend in the ‘90’s is a huge turn off. There’s nothing worse than buyers walking through a house with a list of all the upgrades they would need to do to make your home livable for them. Make it an inviting space where they could picture making into a home for themselves.

A few simple upgrades and updates are necessary to get the most bang for your buck. Even if you aren’t planning on selling now, keeping on top of these things will save you headaches in the future when the time does come to sell. It’s a seller’s market, and you should get the most value out of your home.



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