If you’re thinking about renovating your home, but you don’t really know where to start, you might want to think in terms of what will add the most value to your home with the least effort and expense. Even if you aren’t planning on selling any time soon, doing projects that boost the value of your property makes sense because your home is an asset for the future. Not only that but many of the most valuable home renovation projects will make your home more amazing for you to live in too.
With that in mind, here are some of the many ways you can add instant value to your home:
Update the Decor
If you’re looking for something simple and affordable to do around the home, start with updating your home decor. The more fresh and appealing your home looks, the more interest it will get from buyers if you do decide to sell. Even a fresh coat of paint or a few new carpets can make so much difference to your home’s appeal, and it will give you a fresh new look for spring too.
Install Smart Technology
Smart homes are the future, so why not start transforming your space by installing smart lighting, thermostats, door locks and whatever else you can think of that will improve your life now and add value in the future? This king of tech makes life so much simpler and it’s easier than you think to set it all up.
Fix It Up
One of the best ways to add value to your home and make it a more pleasant place to live is to start fixing any problems, whether that means fixing a leaking tap or calling in a roofing contractor to mend that hole that keeps leaking into the spare room. A lot of the time, you can fix minor defects yourself, but if the work is dangerous or requires extreme precision – having the place rewired for example – it is probably a good idea to call in the professionals.
Tidy up the Garden
Your garden, if you have one, is the first part of your home that people see, so it’s not surprising that it can make the difference between there being lots of interest in your property or not. Not only that but spending time in your own outdoor space is one of the best simple pleasures in life. So, do yourself a favor and take the time to mow your lawn, prune your trees and shrubs, plant pretty flowers and maybe paint the fences and your house if you have time. You won’t regret it.
Resurface Kitchen Cabinets
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and having a desirable one can increase the value of your home by thousands of dollars. That doesn’t mean you need to go to the time and expense of installing a new kitchen. One quick fix is to resurface your kitchen cabinets so that they look fresh and new. If you can afford it, you may also want to replace your countertops for an even better finish, too.
Time to get your DIY on!