Every homeowner makes a significant financial investment in their property. You will want an appraisal of your home to reflect your investment when it’s time to sell or apply for a home equity loan. You can use these strategies to increase your home’s appeal and make it look more expensive than it might be.
Revamp your kitchen.
Your kitchen is one of the most critical rooms in your home. People use their kitchens every day. Homes receive higher appraisal values if they have spacious, efficient kitchens.
Replace outdated kitchen cabinets with stylish, custom cabinets from Polaris. Polaris cabinets have soft-close hinges to ensure doors close quietly. These cabinets also have melamine interiors. Melamine looks expensive because it has a high-gloss finish that resembles porcelain. Melamine is also easy to clean and durable.
Update your appliances.
Household appliances can consume a lot of energy. Replace your refrigerator, and stove with Energy Star appliances to reduce electricity bills and compliment your kitchen remodel. You can also install an Energy Star washer and dryer. You will increase your home’s value by featuring modern, energy-efficient appliances.
Replace your garage door.
An accessible garage will add value to your home. Install wood carriage garage doors to give your home a unique look. You will not overpay because RW Garage Doors offers a price guarantee and will match the lowest price offered on the same doors. Their doors also come with a lifetime parts guarantee and a two-year guarantee on labor.
High-quality rot-resistant composite wood is used to produce environmentally-friendly wood carriage garage doors. RW Garage Doors do not use of cancer-causing chemicals.
Install new fixtures.
Old faucets can give your home a dated look and reduce your property value. Installing new fixtures is an affordable upgrade that will improve your home’s appearance and increase its resale value.
You can also increase your home’s appearance and value by replacing outdated light fixtures. Install fixtures with ceiling fans in your kitchen and bathrooms to promote good air circulation. You can compliment your new light fixtures with new light switch covers.
Paint your walls.
Remove any paint in your home that is peeling. Repaint the interior of your home to make your walls look fresh. Use dark and neutral colors, such as off-white, to repaint small rooms. Compliment these colors with lighter trim to make these rooms appear bigger. Your property value will increase because your home will seem more spacious.
Use bright paint colors to inject light into hallways that do not have windows or rooms with little natural light. Homes that appear bright and welcoming will also receive higher appraisals.
Install new windows and doors.
Your windows and doors can contribute to high energy costs by allowing cold air in during the winter months and letting cool air out during the summer. You can reduce unwanted airflow and prevent drafts by installing double glazed windows. These windows will cut down on your heating costs.
You can also prevent drafts by installing solid, reinforced doors. Reinforced doors also protect your home from theft. A stylish, secure door will also increase your home’s curb appeal.
Focus on the exterior.
Update your home’s siding. You can use a power washer to clean the exterior of your home if you have brick or stone siding. Replace vinyl siding to give your home a fresh look. You can improve the appearance of wood siding by refinishing or repainting it.
Invest in your landscaping. Add flowerbeds to give your home’s exterior an inviting look. You can also improve your home’s curb appeal by trimming hedges and trees. People tend to think houses aren’t well cared for if their exterior foliage is overgrown.
Pay attention to the decor.
Remove excess furniture from the main rooms in your home. Decluttering will ensure your rooms appear spacious. You can also improve the appearance of your home by hanging art and window coverings. Choose art and coverings that compliment your paint colors and furnishings.