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5 Upgrades That Increase Home Values

The time has come for you to sell your house. But what if you can’t find the right buyer? And what can you do to increase your property’s value? Don’t worry – we have prepared a list of tips and tricks that will significantly increase your home’s value and attract buyers more easily.

Tidy house is a happy home

Before putting your house on the market you should know that hygiene and overall tidiness of home is everything. Many of our house items are known for hosting bacteria, house dust mite dust and germs, so keeping it clean is essential. You should start with purging the house, including the basement, all the rooms, attic and garage, of items that are no longer needed. Things that are in good condition can be sold or donated to a charity. The remainder can be thrown in the trash. Rooms will appear more spacious, closets will look bigger and shelves will look roomier to potential buyers.

Spruce up your kitchen

The kitchen represents one the essential parts of any home. It’s the place where the food is prepared for the whole family. It’s also where everyone comes together to share their daily experiences. Naturally, every new buyer is going to take a long and extensive look at it when he comes to examine your home. To start off, you should check whether the plumbing in your kitchen is working properly. If you are not a plumber by profession, we strongly advise you to look for an experienced one. After that, make sure that the electric installations are all in order. After you are finished fixing the necessary parts of the kitchen you can start creating a unique kitchen design.

Bathroom redecoration

If your budget allows it – you can renovate your bathroom. It is really important to check whether there is any mould there because that can significantly lower the value of your home. After you have gotten rid of the mould, you can start looking for tiles, paint jobs and wallpapers which will go perfectly with your bathroom. Redecoration can potentially bring the whole bathroom together and add a pleasant atmosphere to the whole house. Make sure that you replace any broken tiles. Then later, you can check the toilets, showers or the bathtub. If you toilet is broken make sure to replace it, the same goes for the bathtub or the shower. You should also consider consulting with professionals for the best advice on how to maximize value of your home.

Add a pool

If you really want to invest into renovating your home, you should install a swimming pool. There are a couple of options that you can take into consideration, for example, installing an outdoor swimming pool can cost you somewhere around $30,000 but can greatly increase the value of your house. First of all, swimming offers many health benefits to the entire family and can be great for throwing parties. A modern home would certainly be incomplete without an exquisite swimming pool.

Turn your garage into a living space

The logic behind this idea is that, for most households, the garage only serves as a tool shed or storage room which can easily be turned into something more interesting. The first step that you will need to take in order to complete this idea is to call a contractor. Then, with professional help you can decide what the best solutions are concerning the transformation of your garage. The simplest solution is to turn it into another bedroom. You can then tell the new owners that they can use it as a guest bedroom. If you want to be more creative you can turn the garage into a game room where you can install a pool table. A game room will certainly be a great plus for families with children. If you want to go a step further, you can turn it into a miniature cinema.

Add some pizzazz to your garden

If you have a large garden in front or behind your house then you can invest some money into making it the talk of the town. Professional garden decorators can help you turn this idea into reality. Houses with beautifully designed gardens have their values increased by more than $10,000. Consider planting some gorgeous flower beds, or some beautiful trees to complement the exterior of your home.

As we can see there are numerous ways to bring life to a dull home, and more importantly raise its value significantly.


Written by: Peter Minkoff