There are such a huge variety of things you can do to increase house value. Below is a brief outline of tasks you may consider towards this purpose. Please keep in mind that with pretty much each of the following suggestions, you can either go big or keep it relatively moderate and simple. How much money and time you can afford to spend after this task will, after all, be the deciding factor.
Pay Heed on the Exterior
Your exterior is what a prospective buyer will get to see first and this is why property investors always put a high premium on adding curb appeal to a home. Some simple and low-cost adjustments include installing an attractive front door as well as some shutters and outdoor lights; placing a spank new mailbox; adding a deck and some strategically placed plants that go well with the property. A fresh coat of paint in either bright or neutral colors can also make an amazing difference in how your home looks from outside.
Then, if you want to opt for more costly projects, you should consider adding new driveways and/or walkways, new siding and may even go for a full-fledged landscaping project.
Change Flooring, Doors and Windows
These are important and valuable additions. These will increase the aesthetic value of your property and will also help the house make a more efficient one. So, lower HVAC bills, reduced noise, more natural light inside the house and all of these will be appreciated by a new buyer.
For flooring, you may add new tiles or hardwood and update your carpet and rugs. Then, consider installing double-pane doors and windows and if your budget allows, you may even change the positioning of the windows to make the rooms appear brighter and more spacious. A skylight or a French door, adding some indoor plants—these are all good ideas.
Add Square Footage
Now, this does not mean adding a new room to your property. In fact, this is a common mistake that homeowners often make. Not that we’ve anything against adding a room, but that should not be your first priority is what we’re trying to say. However, you can still add square footage by way of finishing your basement or attic and making them more functional than they are at present.
On this note, you may also consider creating a more functional floor plan. This involves tweaking with and rearranging your current living space in order to create more usable space. However, this is somewhat of a costly project. But again, if you must choose between this and adding a new room, we suggest that you go for the former.
Bathroom and Kitchen Makeover
Last but not the least, bathroom and kitchen (especially kitchen) are two rooms most buyers will check the first thing upon entering your property. And if they happen to please the buyers, you can regard it as half the battle won!
Now again, depending on your budget, you can either update your kitchen and bath or gut renovate them. Whichever way you go, use a qualified plumber from The Melbourne Plumber to avoid any insurance risks. Change the countertops or the flooring, add a new sink or some new fixtures to update your kitchen. However, if you decide to go for a complete overhaul, a kitchen makeover would mean adding new flooring, new countertops, an attractive backsplash, new cabinets, sinks, faucets, new lighting fixtures as well as adding new appliances.