How to Increase the Value of your Home
When it comes to selling a home, the buyer holds a substantial amount of say over how much they are willing to pay for a home. One way to to get the most out of your house when selling is to fix it up to appeal to potential buyers. While some modifications that increase property values are obvious, such as new appliances and new flooring. Other less-obvious features like landscaping and insulation are things that can increase the property value of your house. Keep reading for more tips on how to increase your property value.
For many people, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Remodeling the kitchen and giving it a nice facelift is a sure-fire way to increase the property value of your home. You can expect to regain about 60%-120% the value of your investment for a remodeled kitchen. The kitchen shouldn't be significantly fancier than the rest of the house, so don't go overboard.
Aside from increasing the aesthetic value of your property, good landscaping can actually contribute to saving money on your bills. Landscaping with ample amount of foliage can also save on cooling costs by acting as shade during the hot summer months.
For the time being, people buy homes with energy efficiency in mind. Adding energy efficient windows to your home can both save money on heating/cooling costs and increase the value of your home by as much as 15%.
Basic fixings add the most value to your home. Replacing bad wiring, fixing leaks, replacing moldy wood, pressure cleaning and keeping the piping updated. These small additions can substantially increase the value of your home.