If you are planning to build a home or even just moving in, it’s never too early to keep an eye to adding value to your home. Perhaps down the road you will want to sell your home, so making choices and changes now could help you later. If you want to add value to your home, the changes you make should appeal to buyers. Here are five ways to add value to your home:
Light: During the building process, make sure you home has natural lighting and open rooms. Light is inviting and warm, while darkness is cold and depressing. If you have the money, adding rooms is another way to add light and increase your home value. A sunroom towards the back of the house is a great way to bring the outdoors inside.
Curb Appeal: “Don’t judge a book by its cover” does not apply to houses. If buyers think the outside of your home is unappealing, they will already be turned off when it is time to look at the inside. Beautiful landscaping could do the trick.
Paint: A new coat of paint inside the house is an inexpensive way to freshen up your home. You might want to choose colors that appeal to buyers, but they can easily change the color too.
Bathrooms: Buyers want updated bathrooms; keep this in mind when building your new home. A master bathroom is key. It will greatly increase the value of your home. According to TLC, “Don’t be shy when it comes to spending – the average bathroom remodel can get you back the majority of your investment.” Keeping an eye on bathroom design during the building process can save you money in the long run.
Kitchens: Kitchens are probably the most used and most visited rooms of the house. This room is also where many memories are created, so a modern and open kitchen will appeal to buyers who envision their kitchen as the center of the house. An easy way to increase the appeal of your kitchen is to make sure all appliances match. Stainless steel appliances are even better.