Are you looking for different ways to modernize your home and boost its real estate value? Over the past couple of years, we have witnessed just how crazy the real estate market can get, and a lot of people have started looking for ways to boost the value of their homes. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced DIY-er or prefer to have professionals handle things for you – here’s a list of things you can do to make sure your home is worth much more by the time you finish.
Invest in your kitchen
Believe it or not, kitchens are often what manage to sell a house. If your kitchen looks like it has seen better days, it’s time for an upgrade. We have learned the value of a good kitchen in the previous two years since going out to eat was reduced to a minimum. Today’s culture focuses more on cooking in the comfort of your own home instead of going to an expensive restaurant (not to mention how much safer that is too). Make a plan and renovate your kitchen, get new tiles, get another window, put more shelves on the walls, and make sure appliances are new. All of these things will improve your quality of life, but you will also be able to say that your kitchen has been recently upgraded and raise the price.
Make a home office
In the previous two years another thing that has changed has been working from home policy for many businesses. This means that you can’t keep working from your kitchen or your bedroom – you need a more professional setting in the form of a home office. The best thing is that having a home office will significantly raise the value of your home since a lot of people are in the exact same position as you. It doesn’t have to be huge; all you need is a desk, a shelf, a lamp, and a window that lets plenty of natural light in. If you add a wall with green screen paint, you’ll be hitting the jackpot.
Upgrade roofing and flooring
If you’re looking to sell your home in the future, it needs to be in perfect condition, top to bottom. This means that you can’t ignore bad roofs and rotting floors. If you have a heritage home you’d like to preserve, talk to professionals who specialize in heritage roofing and see if your beloved roof can be preserved. The same goes for floors; if you have hardwood floors, it would be a shame to destroy them, and if you have beautiful antique tiles, covering them with ugly carpets is basically a crime. Instead of hiding the beautiful vintage vibe of your home, find a team of people who would be willing to help you restore the old glory.
Get energy-saving appliances
The future is here, which means that outdated home appliances should be left in the past. Energy-efficient equipment is present in pretty much all modern homes, and potential buyers will be willing to pay top dollar for a home that has them. Get brand new energy-efficient equipment and combine that with renewable energy systems such as solar panels. You’ll definitely stand out from the competition. Not only will the quality of life for residents improve, but monthly bills will be significantly lower as well. Ditch your old non-working stove and leaky fridge, and make sure you have a washer and a dryer as most first-time homebuyers expect these.
Renovate your bathroom
Sadly, many people leave bathroom remodels for the end or even skip it because they realize how costly such projects can be. This is because bathrooms often need to be fully renovated in order actually to make a difference. Luckily, there are many ways to modernize your home bathroom, and not all of them cost a small fortune. Always start with a deep clean, scrubbing limescale and polishing with baking soda and vinegar. After that, throw away old shower curtains, mats, and towels, and replace them with brand new ones. You can also replace the showerhead and faucet, or even the entire sink at this point and add handwoven Kouboo baskets to upgrade the look of your bathroom.
A well-designed home is not only cozy and pleasant to be in, but its market value skyrockets if renovation has been done right. While you could tackle many small DIY projects to transform nooks and corners of your home, don’t forget that professionals are here for a reason. You can and should rely on them when it comes to big projects because this way, you can rest assured that the price of your home will go up.