SIMPLE WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR PROPERTY VALUE
We are always finding exciting ways to make our home look newer, cleaner and clutter-free! Installing new IKEA shelving in that laundry room, or a fresh coat of paint in the main entrance of the home leaves you with a satisfied and accomplished feeling. Did you know, you can actually be increasing the value of your house, with each micro project?
Whether you are planning on selling your home or not, you should always be seeking ways to increase the property value of your home. There are tons of different ways you can increase the value of your home, without needing to replace the entire roof, or buying new appliances. These are major costs and major commitment. Sometimes the minor updates are more satisying to the eye AND valuable to your property investment. We all know kitchen and bathroom updates always add value, but we want to share some great updates, without breaking the bank.
Maintenance Mode - The first thing you should do (which is a great spring task) walk around the house & list everything that is in need of repair. Individually, small repairs might not be important, but they add up and make your house look unkept. If you don't feel comfortable tackling the repairs yourself, hire a handyman. Staying on top of maintenance today eliminates problems down the road should you decide to sell. Don't forget to make a LIST!
Cosmetic Facelift - Simple indoor and outdoor cosmetic improvements can make a huge impact. Improvements such as new paint, upgrading hardware, such as doorknobs and faucets, are an easy and inexpensive way to boost the value of your home. New paint goes a long way; especially in an outdated bathroom with no light. Light fixtures are another way to give your home a whole new look, and keep your project under budget!
What about your front door? It's amazing how much you can increase your homes curb appeal for under $300!
The Yard - Well kept and maintained landscaping can drastically improve the saleability of your home. A new stone walk way with a low maintenance flowerbed will make your house look great whether you are selling or not. Plant a tree, and watch it grow with your family. If you're willing to spend some money, the deck is a great place to invest. Hello Summer!
Finally, always make sure you live near Starbucks!
Read: Living Near a Starbucks Will Increase Your Home’s Value
Do you plan on buying or selling a home in Vancouver this year? We would love to hear from you! Check out our deep clean and move out services, or contact us for a quote!