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Whether you’re looking to sell your home or simply increase the value of your home so you can be proud of it, there are many different ways you can go about it, and not all of them involve complete renovations and expensive budgets. Here are 8 simple things you can do to boost the value of your home.
We tend to be a little biased on this one, but painting is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of home maintenance. New paint can revive even the most run down homes.
When it comes to painting to add value to your home, consider more than just your home’s interior. Be sure to include your doors (including garage doors) that tend to fall victim to fading, scuffs and scratches over the years.
De-cluttering helps you to free up space throughout your home and should be a part of your regular cleaning routines. As a general rule, if you haven’t used it or worn it in the past twelve months, throw it out or donate it. You’ll be surprised just how much you hang on to that you really don’t need.
Once you’ve de-cluttered, it becomes much easier to organize what you have. Organization doesn’t need to be difficult. Consider cube shelves for organization or wooden closet organizers. These help to make your home appear more put together.
Curb appeal comes in many different forms, but one of the simplest ways to increase curb appeal is to give a little love to your yard beyond mowing the lawn and raking the leaves. If your bushes and trees are overgrown, you’ll be hiding parts of your property from view, reducing curb appeal.
Be sure to tend to your landscaping with regular trimming and weeding your gardens.
No matter how many changes you make to the interior of your home, they will all be in vain if you don’t ensure they are properly illuminated. Invest in some new lighting and let your space be seen. This helps to provide a welcoming level of brightness while being comfortable for more relaxing activities like reading. If you’re looking to update your lighting in your re-designed space, give our friends at Vancity Electric a call and see how easy it can be to make a difference in your space.
More often than not, when people do any sort of home improvement, they neglect the dated appliances and fixtures due to costs. In reality, not updating that old ceiling fan can cause it to stick out like a sore thumb and eliminate all your other efforts. Be sure to budget for updated fixtures when planning any home improvement project.