Talk to just about any realtor—or anyone who has ever sold a home, for that matter—and one of the first things you’ll hear is that you should make home improvements that will increase both the appeal and asking price for your house. There’s a saying “You have to spend money to make money,” and this adage definitely applies to anyone who is planning to sell their home within the next few months. But, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend a lot in order to make a little. When prioritizing remodeling projects, it’s important that you start with home improvements that instantly increase home value while satisfying visual appeal.
So, in order to continue our stance on this approach, we decided to look at an article by Blogs Monitor that discusses value increase through home renovation.
Some of these improvements are a matter of common sense: cleaning up your yard and updating your landscaping, freshening up interior paint, fixing broken hardware, and so forth. Others are less intuitive—and they may take a bit more planning and professional construction help, such as repurposing interior living space or making structural repairs.
Even if you’re not planning to sell your home in the near future, there are things you can do—routine tasks—that both enhance your home for your own enjoyment and set it up to be much more attractive to potential buyers, should you decide to sell.
One of these key routine tasks is painting the exterior of your home. In Phoenix, this is a task most homeowners should undertake every five to 10 years. You may consider exterior painting to be a costly and disruptive proposition, but it pays off in many ways. Not only do you get a more attractive-looking home, you make your exterior less vulnerable to the forces of nature that deteriorate homes with exposed surfaces. The painting preparation process also sometimes uncovers other issues that you can address before the damage becomes too great.
On the inside of your home, it’s important to turn a critical eye toward your kitchen and bathrooms every few years. Are the walls, floors, cabinets and other elements of the room stuck in a decade long past? If so, it’s time to call a professional construction company like Rictor Contracting to get up to date! Every one of our remodeling projects is not only geared towards appeal, but focused on home improvements that instantly increase home value.