Whether you are thinking of selling your home or simply like the thought of increasing your net worth, increasing your home’s value can be a rewarding task. There are many ways you could go about it, including something as simple as a fresh coat of paint to more complicated work like repairing a damaged roof.
Bathroom and Kitchen Updates Bring in the Money
Experts agree that among the best ways to increase the value of a home is to make updates to the kitchen or bathrooms. Any improvement you can make in these rooms will be a big plus.
Kitchen projects to consider include:
- Replacing old appliances. Stainless steel is especially popular right now, and prospective buyers love seeing it in the kitchen.
- Replacing stained sinks with new ones.
- Repairing or replacing cabinets. You might simply apply fresh paint, replace old doors and drawers to the cabinet boxes, or replace the cabinets entirely.
- Get bright, clean lights. No one likes their kitchen to look dingy, and an easy way to brighten the look is to replace older, dimmer lights with more modern ones.
Bathroom projects might be:
- Replacing the toilet, or just the seat and lid.
- Re-grouting tile in the tub and shower.
- Putting in a new tile floor. Water damage happens most often in the bathroom, so putting in fresh, clean tile may be a wonderful idea to improve the appearance of your bathroom.
One project that both the bathroom and kitchen may see improvement from is the replacing of old plumbing.
The Roof over Your Head
What person wants to live in a house with a leaky roof? What person wants to buy a house with a roof that looks like it could start leaking? If your home’s roof is not in peak condition, you might want to consider repairing or, if bad enough, replacing it.
If you are only repairing portions of roof the job won’t be such a big one. Make certain the tile you get exactly matches the rest of the roof in color and texture, or the patch job will be easily visible to prospective buyers and might turn them away.
Replacing a roof can be expensive, but if your home needs it, it really needs it. If you have to replace your roof, remember to consider all the components: drainage, flashing, structure, sheathing and covering. Small problems can quickly become big problems when it comes to roof damage. Investing in a new roof can not only improve the aesthetics of your home but will be impressive on a feature list and can raise your home’s value.
The Devil in the Details
Walk around your home and note all the little imperfections. Better yet, get friends to loan you their perspective, as they may point out things you are used to overlooking.
The little things might not seem like much individually, but they add up to lower your home’s value. Replace chipped or cracked light switch plates or socket plates. Look for gouges in the walls and repair them. Consider repainting any and all rooms, as a fresh coat of paint can transform any room’s aesthetic appeal and make it feel brand new.
If you think your roof might need repaired or replaced check us out at Able Roof and get a free estimate. If your roof is fine but you want new gutters, windows, insulation, masonry, and/or any other exterior home improvements, we promise to provide the best quality service and products in the industry. So let us help you raise the value of your home, it’s what we do.