We all seem to be finding ourselves having a little more time than normal with the stay home and stay safe order. Now is the perfect time to spend some of your free time doing various projects to boost the value of your home. Whether you are thinking about selling in the near future, refinancing or just want to make sure you take good care of your home, these suggestions are a great way to help your home stay healthy and up to date!
Improve Your Curb Appeal
The weather here in the PNW has been perfect to start, or finish, those outside projects of yours. Taking the time to carefully landscape your yard can really help boost the value of your home. Clear out weeds, trim back bushes, edge the grass and throw on some new bark. While you are at it, add a few pots of color to your porch! And don’t forget about your backyard. A little bit of clean up and landscaping can do wonders!
Repaint Your Front Door
This simple update will add a fresh look to your home. White, red, blue or black are the perfect colors for any color of your home. A newly painted door can change the entire look of a home and help maintain the quality of the door itself.
Fresh Coat of Paint
This is one of the easiest ways to increase your home’s value! A fresh coat of paint can really make your home look new and up to date whether it be all the walls or just a few rooms. If it is in the budget, a fresh coat of paint outside is a fantastic idea as well. Remember, color matters. Choose colors that are both current and go with the rest of your home and décor.
Add or Replace Hardware
Simple, right? Right. Adding or replacing hardware in your bathrooms and kitchen completely changes the space and will ensure your cabinets last longer with less wear and tear.
Upgrade Light Fixtures
Are your light fixtures still builder grade and basic? Are they all different styles? Replacing fixtures is another simple task with a big impact. Updating to something modern and in style takes nothing more than a screwdriver and a few minutes to replace. Similar areas should match, kitchen, hallways, bedrooms, bathrooms. Congruency is key. Do your porch and patio lighting need some love? Replace those too!
New flooring can seem like a daunting task. However, this is one of the best ways to increase your value. This is also an area that you want to pick quality. Spending a little more on a quality flooring will not only increase value but make sure your floors last years without needing to be replaced.
Clean and Treat the Roof
Remove moss, replace shingles, repair damage and treat with a moss treatment. You may even need a new roof. Either way, this update has a major impact on the value and longevity of your home.
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