Inexpensive Ways To Add Value To Your Home

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Our homes are our biggest investments. Whether you plan to stay in yours for years to come or you are planning to sell in the near future, adding value to your home in small ways will only benefit you in the long run.


Here are a few simple and cost-effective ways to add value to your home.

In The Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of any home. It's a gathering place and is often the place where love can be felt. Kitchens have become the soul of any home. It's more important now than it ever was to have an updated kitchen. Upgrading your kitchen could be the best move you make because it could eventually be that something special that grabs a potential buyer’s attention. 

Here are a few ways to add value to your kitchen:
  • adding an island 
  • upgrading your appliances or adding new ones
  • adding a instant boiling water tap,
  • giving the cupboards a facelift with new paint
  • replacing countertops

The Bathroom
A bathroom is another room in the house that's relatively inexpensive to update but has significant impact. The right bathroom can offer comfort, relaxation and an escape. A dismal bathroom will turn off potential buyers.

Here are a few ways to add value to your bathroom:
  • add a fresh coat of paint
  • re-tile the walls and/or replace the grout
  • replace the flooring with an updated tile
  • replace mirrors, cabinets, and/or light fixtures
  • buy a new shower curtain and towels

Create A Self-Contained Area
Although this option could become costly, it's always worth it. But it's not for the weekend DIY warrior. A home improvement project like this one may require you to bring in The Renovation Company to renovate a part of your home so that it becomes a self-contained apartment. This could be your basement, your attic, or a detached garage. Having a self-contained area has perks such as holiday renting (thank you Airbnb), long term tenancy or even a place for visitors or family to stay while they visit, allowing both of you still have your own space.

Bring In The Light
Buyers now want homes that have loads of natural light. Maybe it is adding french doors, or sliders, or perhaps removing a wall to create an open floor plan is an option.  In our kitchen we have a velux skylight window that adds tons of light year round. 

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