Adding and keeping value in your home is easier then you think. Many home owners make the mistake of putting more money into the areas that do not need it and less money in things that do. When we think of selling our home all of the sudden we start getting overwhelmed and we over think the whole presses, which leads us to over paying. Instead of over thinking lets look at 11 ways to add and maintain the resell value of our homes.
- Draw Them In With The Entry Door
A fresh coat of an inviting and even leaving people with the desire to see more can make all the difference in the world. You do not want people turning away before they even get inside. I hear a lot of people talk about how they passed a home for sale and did not go in because of the way the exterior looked, so a great way to start is with a fresh stain or paint job on the front door.
2. Hiring Contractors Yourself
Choosing your own contractor can be very scary and intimidating, however, there are ways to make sure you have the right person. Referrals are a great way to get the best contractor. Sherwin Williams local stores have local referrals and business of companies that have worked with them and they know. Local Benjiman Moore stores are a great place to look as well. Ask neighbors that you trust. Another way that may be more costly find a great project manager or interior designer they can refer their contacts.
3. Top Of The Line
The one area that people really look at is the Kitchen. It is the focal point of each house. The is where we gather for holidays, birthdays and graduation. When people are buying their home the one who cooks always wins. Great appliances can not only make a huge difference in how people see your home but also how much they will pay for your home.
4. Upgrade Bathrooms and Kitchens
We just got done talking about how important it is in resell, and here it is again. Upgrading your kitchen and bathroom can be scary, because of the cost. However, there are a few things you can do to bring the cost down such as painting the cabinets and vanities instead of replacing them. You will be amazed at the transformation that you will see after a couple coats of paint. Replacing the fixtures and backsplashes make a great amount of difference in resale as well. You do not have to do a complete demolition to make a great space.
5. Repaint And Refinish Exsisting Surfaces
Repainting and refinishing can really save you money rather then a full renovation. Just a new color can inspire a new attitude and feeling into the room. When putting your home on the market again you would be surprised at how a couple coats of paint or stain can make something look bran new.
6. Fixtures and Hardware
Changing out the hardware is not big task and honestly does not have to be that expensive. What you need to look for is what finishes are in trend and go to your local hardware store and something in that finish rose gold and gold have made a huge come back in trending finishes. Gold always comes back in so when in doubt go gold.
7. Stay To Standard Sizes And Measurments
When renovating your home to put it on the market it is important to keep in mind off the shelf measurments. This will keep costs down when it comes to buying materials for your renovation. When you can buy standard sizes it keeps value on the home. Custom is always more expensive to maintain and buyers will take a look at that when buying a home when it comes to cost.
8. Less Is More When It Comes To Landscaping
Landscaping can be overwhelming, however to put value in your home you do not have to over do it. Simple… just think simple. Some wood chips and low maintaince shrubs along the windows can go a long way.