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5 Home Renovations to Boost Your Home’s Value Immediately

Boosting your home’s curb appeal is a great way to increase the value of your home.

Boosting your home’s curb appeal is a great way to increase the value of your home.

Increasing the value of your home is a lot easier than you think. With a little help from a local renovation company, you can work towards raising the current value of your home. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the upgrades you made right up until you sell. It’s truly a win-win situation. 

From freshening up the paint to a massive kitchen overhaul, here are the top five renovations that’ll come in handy when it’s time to sell your home.

 

1. Boost the Curb Appeal

The first thing a potential buyer will see when looking at your home is its curb appeal. That means investing in landscaping and the exterior of your home is vital, especially if you have plans to sell in the future. 

Some of the best ways to boost curb appeal include:

  • Sealing, repairing or replacing the driveway
  • Lawn maintenance
  • Painting the front door/patio
  • Repairing or replacing siding
  • Re-roofing if necessary
  • Adding potted plants to the front entrance
  • Landscaping

 

2. Pull out the Paint Brush

The easiest and least expensive way to increase your home’s value is repainting the interior. But be cautious with your paint choices. If you plan on listing your home, you’ll want to select neutral paint colours.

When a buyer is looking at a home, they want to be able to envision living there. If the paint colours aren’t ones they’d enjoy, they may not be able to look past it.

 

3. Increase the Square Footage

If you’ve dreamt about adding a sunroom addition or any other addition to your home, now’s the time to do it. This idea is probably one of the more costly renovations on the list, but it’s worth doing. By increasing the useable space in your home, the value of your home will increase as well.

 

4. Upgrade the Kitchen

Kitchens have always been regarded as the heart of the home. When a potential buyer tours a home they’re interested in purchasing, their first stop will most likely be the kitchen.

Besides replacing cupboards and countertops, consider investing in newer, energy-efficient appliances. Not only will this increase the value of your home, but it will also make it much more desirable when it hits the market.

 

5. Smarten Up

With today’s latest craze in technology, making the switch to an energy-efficient home that utilizes smart technology is a no brainer. Swap out that old thermostat with a digital one. Install a smart security system that sends alerts to your cell phone. Home automation is in high demand right now and could attract lots of interested homebuyers.

 

For more value-increasing ideas, check out our previous blog post: The Top 5 Home Improvement Projects You’ve Been Looking For.

 


Are you looking for a renovation company that can help you execute some of these value-increasing projects? Rafter 4K Contracting can help! From home additions to painting to installing a pool, we can help with any project you may have.

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