When it comes to sell, buy, build, or remodel your home there are some simple upgrades we can incorporate to increase the value of your home. These upgrades can be anything as major as a full kitchen or bathroom remodel to one as simple as painting a few rooms throughout the house.
I highly recommend a home inspection whenever you’re considering purchasing a house, new or old. I also recommend having a builder walk through before, during, and after the home inspector. There have been times where I have walked through a house for sale and noticed enough issues that the repairs were going to be too cost inhibitive to buy the house. This saved even $400 the prospective owner would’ve spent on a home inspector.
The obvious of the simple value upgrades is new paint. A freshly painted house whether new or old is going to look a million times more presentable than it otherwise would. Even if it is as little as one or two rooms, it is going to pay off time and time again.
Another inexpensive upgrade is installing more efficient and updated fixtures. Whether it is faucets and shower valves or chandeliers and ceiling fans, new fixtures are going to give a whole new perspective on how the house feels and how the house was maintained. The other side of updating fixtures can be the idea of replacing your cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Kitchen cabinets often make a house look undesirable, but new doors and drawer fronts can change the look completely with a non-intrusive and comparably inexpensive fix.
The last value upgrade I’ll mention is energy efficiency. Improving the efficiency of your home can be not only added value for a future owner, but it will tremendously improve your quality of life while living in the house. It is extremely important that the indoor air quality of your home is monitored and maintained. No one should be breathing mold or dust coming from their HVAC supply. Beefing up the insulation value in your crawlspace and/or attic can be invaluable to the tightness and overall temperature of your home. There are also many improvements we can make in the attic to prolong the life of your HVAC system and roof, which will obviously save you money in the long run.