Once you become a homeowner, the drive to better your property begins. Everything you do to upgrade or repair your property will add to the resale value from the moment you take ownership.
Your home is not just a safe space for you and your family. It is a long term investment. Take a moment to look over a short list of some of the most impactful updates you can make to your home. Boost your equity and your living space at the same time with these helpful hints.
Upgrade your garage door
You may not consider your garage such an important part of your home, but homebuyers value a well-maintained garage area. Try updating the garage door and it’s components to add an extra appeal to future home buyers.
Give the house a fresh coat of paint
It won’t cost you much (in perspective) to give your home a fresh coat of paint before you choose to sell it. A new paint job will boost your home’s curb appeal while shedding several years off of its aesthetic.
Add energy efficient appliances
Adding energy efficient appliances to your home may cost you a bit of dough in the beginning, but you’ll make your money back over time. The trick is to install the upgrades long before you plan to sell your home.
Get the use out of them, and then get even more benefits from them once you resell the property. You may also create an opportunity for a tax credit by upgrading your appliances to Energy Star energy efficient machines.
Finish the attic/basement area
There’s never a bad time to add a little extra to your floor plan. Extra square footage means that your home is worth more on the market. Finishing the attic or basement space also means that you and your friends/family will have more room to congregate.
Add some gorgeous landscaping
Adding some trees, bushes, and perennials to your yard will spruce up the curb appeal of your home. You may think it only matters when it’s time to sell, but maintaining your yard has other benefits.
You didn’t purchase the property to spend all of your time indoors. Enjoy the surrounding land, and invest in upgrading your landscaping.
Install new windows and doors
If you’re living in an older home, it may be a good time to replace the windows and doors in the place. It’s not the most inexpensive upgrade for your home, but it will add value to the property.
Do a minor bathroom remodel
You don’t have to do a major overhaul if it’s not necessary. A minor bathroom remodel can be quite beneficial to your home’s equity as well. Try replacing the vanity and refurbishing the bathtub, and you’ll be well on your way to a “new-to-you” bathroom setup.