Whether you’re planning a move or planning a remodel, everyone wants more financial security when it comes to the property value of their home.
Fortunately, increasing the value of your home is possible with just about any budget. Here’s our top three tips for a guaranteed return on investment, from improving the curb appeal to embracing the unique aspects of your home.
Up the Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is a relatively obvious way to increase the value of your home. After all, a home that looks inviting and ready to move in is likely to sell for a better price than a home that looks like it needs substantial repairs.
But the benefits are more than just aesthetic. Whether it’s replacing a damaged roof, adding some landscaping, or repainting the exterior, upping the curb appeal has additional financial benefits.
Repairing damaged roofing and repainting exposed exteriors can help preserve your home against additional weathering, preventing leaks and serious damage now and in the future should you choose to sell.
Adding landscaping, especially in the form of large foliage or trees, helps create a shade canopy around your home and can help prevent soil erosion and flooding. Shade canopies also keep your home cooler during the day and provide additional protection against the elements.
With the right landscaping, you’ll not only save on energy bills, you’ll also improve the financial value of your home, especially once your trees, bushes, and shrubs mature.
Windows for the Win
When it comes to building a brand new home or remodeling your existing space, bringing in plenty of natural light is a simple way to increase the value of your home. That means prioritizing big, high-quality windows as much as possible.
Even if you’re working with a smaller square footage, larger windows make every room seem bigger. This can increase the value of your home, since future buyers see a light-filled space as a blank canvas that could work for a variety of lifestyles.
Planning on staying in your space for a while, or in the process of building a new home? Larger scale windows not only make rooms seem more spacious, they can help regulate the interior temperature when paired with high-quality insulation.
Triple-paned windows let in light but not heat, and insulation helps each room retain a consistent temperature. Now your windows are not just a cosmetic investment, but an energy-efficient choice that reduces energy costs.
Embrace the Quirks
It can be easy to see all the quirks of an older home as an obstacle to resale, but embracing a home’s traditional charm can actually increase the value of your home.
From original moldings, arched doorways, or unique design elements, highlighting and maintaining the things that make your home unique can often be a selling point to potential buyers looking for a home that isn’t like every new build on the block.
And if you’re building a new home, don’t be afraid to add in a little personality and charm for fear of ruining the resale value. As long as it’s an element that can either be changed with little cost to a future owner, giving your home a little personality can be a selling point.
Want more tips on embracing your home’s original charm? Check out this post!
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Maintaining your investment and increasing the value of your home is easy when you’ve got the right people. Think of us as your go-to team for all things residential construction, from remodeling an older house to designing the perfect forever home. And don’t forget to check out our free online estimator for easy budgeting.