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Whether you plan to sell soon, want to invest for the future, or are just ready to spruce up your place, every home will need updates from time to time. Of course, your updates should add to the value of your home too. So here are eight excellent ideas for home updates that will instantly boost the value of your home.
Any of the following updates can be a one or two-day DIY project. Additionally, the cost of funds you’ll need to complete any of these first few projects won’t break the bank. Even being doable on a smaller budget, these updates will increase your home’s current value the moment they’re finished.
Replacing the drawer pulls and knobs, along with the handles on your cabinets, pantry and vanity doors throughout the house will bring a nice touch to your kitchen, bathroom and any other room with cabinets and drawers. If the finish on the hardware matches the faucets and handles in the kitchen and bathroom it adds an even more elegant appeal to the room.
A coat or two of new paint will bring a cleaner feeling into any room. Don’t forget the ceilings as well and the trim around it and the floor. Neutral colors are best for the walled and white high gloss paint is best for the ceiling and trim. If your cabinets need an update, consider painting or staining them as well.
Adding flowers, shrubs or even a few trees to your home’s lawn will add curb appeal and bring added value to your home. Be sure to read up on how much sun or shade and water each plant needs before you put it in the ground. The placement of your flower beds and planting spots matters a lot to the life of your plants.
The last few projects on this list require a qualified and quality professional to complete. They are more expensive as well, but also add much more value to your home’s equity as soon as they’re finished. Some pros can get these jobs done in a day or two. Others may take more time to be done correctly.
If you have any spots on your roof, then roofing repairs should be at the top of your pro-job list. In some cases, a roof replacement may be the better option. Metal roofing is a great value booster for a home in need of a roof update.
A Deck or Porch
Adding a front porch or a back deck will add a good deal of value to your home and will be an enjoyable place for your family while you’re selling. Set up a seating arrangement out there for extra curb appeal too.
There are many other projects to choose from when it comes to home upgrades. For most of these, you’ll want to contact a professional to do the work for you to ensure it goes smoothly. These jobs can include but are not limited to: a new concrete driveway, new plumbing, a backyard fire pit, an outdoor pool, a new lawn irrigation system, or new lighting fixtures. You’ll want to evaluate your individual home’s needs before deciding which projects to tackle.
As you update your home, remember that the more you value the quality of the workmanship and materials you put into your projects, the more increase you’ll see in the overall value of your home. Taking the time to review your options and preferences will go a long way in ensuring your home updates are something you can not only be proud of, but also gain value from in the future.
By Meghan Belnap
who is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family and residing in Oklahoma.