Regardless if you are wanting to sell your home, have an investment property, or just make smart moves along the way for your home for the future these are great tips to help improve your home’s value.
1. A Black Entry Door
Sometimes a color can make all the difference and real estate studies show that homes with black doors sell at a higher rate and at a higher value than homes with other front door colors. Don’t just take our word for it Zillow analyzed data from 135,000 photos from listings across the U.S. and found that on average, houses with black or charcoal gray front doors sold for as much as $6,271 more than expected. Realtor.com said: “A black door gives buyers the impression that your house is a serious, stately and safe choice.”
2. Minor Bathroom Updates
The two rooms that gain the most value from small renovations are the kitchen and bathroom. You can do a minor bathroom remodel for less than you think and even one cost-effective change will guarantee a lot of bang for your buck. Replacing an outdated vanity, old plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures or getting a bathtub to shower conversion or refacing your tub and backsplash with a modern look can all be done without breaking the bank.
Landscaping changes the curb appeal of your home and heavily effects the first impression people have of a house. With that in mind, it’s no wonder HGTV says that “the average return on investment for landscaping is 100%.” A great way to start is with a charming walkway. Even if you can’t afford to higher a company you can DIY it by keeping to some simple tips. Replace overgrown shrubs with flowering foundation plants, stick to 1 no more than 2 complementing colors of flowers, and mix varying heights of pants behind those.
4. Replacement Windows
With good energy efficient replacement windows, you get two for one when it comes to return on investment and resale prices. They can change the view of and from your home to add value ecstatically and in a practical energy-saving way. While the initial price of replacing windows is an investment it is one that will save you money in the long run, make your house more comfortable, add visual and curb appeal in most cases.
5. Deck, Patio or Porch Addition
Extend your living area into the great outdoors will create an enjoyable place for your family and a great return on investment if you ever sell. You can add even more eye-appeal with decorative planters and get creative with hiding air conditioning units.
Regardless if you’re just moving in, been in your home for a while, or thinking of selling your home while planning out your home improvement lists it is always good to keep in mind the resale value of your home. At Wize Home Direct we do it all and can give you a free quote for any of these projects.