Internal Systems Come First
Indoor systems are always first priority because buyers are only interested in homes with dependable wiring for electricity and cable as well as plumbing. Heating and air conditioning units should get an annual inspection to ensure they are operating properly. The basic systems are by far the most important and should be tended to before any cosmetic fixes.
Outdoor Improvements Make a Difference
Sometimes improvements are as easy as replacements. Give your home a new exterior look by replacing old items with the new. If you have a garage, the garage door is a relatively cheap and attractive fix and you can find a replacement at your local Lowe’s or Home Depot. Also consider replacing any sliding glass doors and exterior window panels. Outdoor improvements don’t just stop at replacements, consider adding outdoor lighting such as driveway lighting or motion lights to improve the safety and visibility.
Add another Bathroom
An additional bathroom of any size adds a great amount of value to your home. A half bath is valued at 10.5 percent of your home’s value so with a standard amount of bathrooms your chances aren’t lessened but with an extra bathroom your value skyrockets. Adding another bathroom can be costly but the investment is worth it not only for your own personal gain while you live there but when you are ready to sell your home. If you are renovating on a budget then focus on your bathrooms that you have now and how you can make them better. This includes painting the walls or installing a new faucet head which can change the look of an entire countertop. Bathrooms usually go hand-in-hand with your master bedroom so here is some bedroom improvement advice, learn to declutter your bedroom.
The Kitchen has Numerous Opportunities for Improvement
Of course kitchens set the tone for a family home and many families mirror their kitchen’s theme throughout the house. Any improvements you make to the kitchen are likely to add value. Tile or wood floors in the kitchen are not only attractive but advised because they are easy to clean. If your wood floors can match your cabinetry that is even better. The kitchen is also full of do-it-yourself renovations such as installing new cabinet knobs. Stainless steel knobs or stained wood knobs will give your cabinets a newer look. New knobs are also a way to renovate on a budget, the intricate improvements go a long way. Painting the kitchen is always an option and should complement your countertops well. For kitchen windows consider weatherproof curtains - they are long lasting and can withstand the kitchen mess including water splatter.
Refurbish Your Basement
Don’t allow your basement to go unnoticed, make your basement an additional family room or recreation area for your children. If it is in your budget, create a home theater which will undoubtedly raise your home’s value. Although the basement can become pricey if you choose to refinish it like the rest of your home as well as furnish it. If you need help or direction here are 4 ways to finish your basement.
Add More Storage
Older homes do not have nearly as much storage as new homes do so be conscious of what classification your home falls into. If you lack storage space and you cannot build new closets then you must rearrange the ones you have currently. Many stores carry storage solutions allowing you to maximize your limited amount of space. We've listed some important improvements that will not only upgrade the visual appeal but also your home's value. Not all are necessary but each are monumental in improving the quality of your home. Try a few to begin with to renovate your standard of living.