How to Improve the Value of Your Home

Whether you’re looking to sell your home right now or planning to in the next few years, there are things that you can do now that will guarantee you will increase the value of your home and get higher than listing price. You don’t need to do anything drastic like installing the best small elevators for homes, check out the list below of simple things you can do. 

Move in Ready

Don’t just think cheap staging furniture, have a few pieces that really make your place pop. You can even include the items with the sale of the home. Check out for customized ideas to place in your home for a showing and give it some extra appeal. 

The Kitchen is Still King

Buyers of all kinds have long focused on the kitchen, but it holds particular sway over the newest wave of first-time homeowners. A “modern/updated kitchen” topped the list of ideal home features in our survey of millennials, registering as most important to more than a third of respondents. If you plan to sell, don’t rip your kitchen down to the studs; a smaller investment can have serious impact. For as little as $5,000, you should be able to add a new suite of appliances, as well as a new countertop and flooring, resulting in a fresh, coordinated look. Applying a fresh coat of paint to the walls or cabinets, and updating the hardware, can also breath new life into the space.

Keep the Outdoors Low-Maintenance

Decades ago, buyers were drawn to homes with pools, but now, buyers avoid pools like the plague. Low-maintenance is the new black. While landscaping is a great way to increase your home value, having a yard that requires a lot of upkeep can turn people away. 

When you’re designing your garden or outdoor area, steer away from heavy landscapes that require you to throw on your best sustainable overalls just to keep the garden looking under control. You would be better opting to turn the garden into a paved patio and outdoor fire pit. 

Cabinet Makeover

Replacing or restoring your cabinet fronts is a simple project that you shouldn’t need to hire anyone to do. And a complete replacement shouldn’t cost you more than 1000 dollars. This is an investment that will certainly bring you a good return. According to a 2018 report by Zillow, homes with restored cabinetry fetched $1,500 more than anticipated on average.

Include an Evening Photo with Lighting 

Hardly any properties will have a evening photo because most lack good lighting. But you can easily make your home look classy just by adding some inexpensive lighting in key areas. Generally, place them along the pathway to your front door.