If you have been thinking about remodeling your home to increase its value, you might be concerned that you will need to come up with a massive budget in order to alter your overall property value in a meaningful way. This is not, however, necessarily the case. There are plenty of relatively simple jobs you can do around your house that will not only increase its attractiveness but improve its value as well. Here, you will discover just a few things you can do to update your home without breaking the bank.
Go room by room
It can be tempting to dive into home remodeling headfirst and start doing all sorts of little projects throughout your house. This is not, however, the most effective or efficient method. Instead, make a list of changes you want to make in every room, then select one manageable space to start in. If, for instance, the only thing your living room needs is a fresh coat of paint and some crown molding, begin there. These are two jobs you can do in a weekend, which will both motivate you to continue your renovations and quickly increase your home’s value.
Focus on kitchens and baths
Even if you aren’t planning to list your house for sale anytime soon, it is worth knowing that kitchen and bathroom renovations will get you the most bang for your buck. Finances completely aside, these are two spaces you use on a daily basis, so it’s important for you to enjoy spending time in them; the more modern and up-to-date they are, the more comfortable you are sure to feel. Remember, you don’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to improve your kitchen and bathrooms.
In the kitchen, for example, painting the cabinets is an affordable, yet high-impact project. It will take some elbow grease, but when the job is done, you’ll feel like you have a completely new space! White and off-white cabinets are popular these days and are sure to brighten up even the most enclosed kitchen areas. Adding a new backsplash is another great way to make your home more valuable without paying a lot of money. There are hundreds of stunning backsplashes, made of everything from authentic stone to shiplap, on the market today.
Simple ways to upgrade bathrooms include changing the sink area to include an under mount sink with an eye-catching faucet and getting rid of any overhead lighting in favor of task lighting; people no longer want harsh overheads since spa-like baths are the trend. If you are planning to rip out your current bathroom flooring, you might also want to consider adding heated coils under the new floors. This is a significant amenity that is becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States.
Have a home inspector assess your house
Before you begin making any changes you weren’t already planning on doing, it’s a good idea to have a certified home inspector assess your residence. There will probably be a fee for this, but it will be well worth the cost to find out precisely what ought to be done around your house to make it as safe and secure as possible. You might learn, for instance, that there are plumbing, foundation, or electrical issues you weren’t even aware of. Repairing problems of this nature will both increase your home’s value and protect you and your loved ones from potential harm.
We know it can be challenging to figure out what to do to make your home as valuable as possible without overspending. If you are interested in any exterior projects, including new siding or new windows, don’t hesitate to contact the Hatch Homes team for a quote. We enjoy helping clients throughout North Carolina and South Carolina improve their homes’ curb appeal and look forward to possibly working with you!