For many of us, our homes are the most valuable thing we own. Whether you plan on selling or are simply looking to add value to your investment, Homesessive has provided seven simple adjustments that can help make your home worth more money:
Inspect often. Prospective buyers will want to have the house professionally inspected before they decide to close the deal. As a homeowner, it is good to get in a habit of having your home inspected so that there are no surprises that could hurt the value of your home such as mold or water damage.
Add extra seating. This is a very simple thing to do and can make a big difference in the eyes of potential buyers. Adding an extra table with a few chairs in an empty space can show potential which translates into your home having a higher perceived value.
Go minimalist. When getting ready to show your home, it’s helpful to de-clutter first. From the standard clutter to furniture that isn’t necessary, clearing out some things will make your house seem larger and look more organized.
Paint your cabinets. Giving cabinets a fresh coat of paint can be a less costly and time-consuming alternative to replacing them. A new paint color will help hide scratches and give your home a fresh look.
Use potted plants. Not everyone has the space for a lush garden or the time to take care of one. Groupings of potted plants can help bring some greenery to your porch and instantly add to your home’s curb appeal.
When in doubt, add storage. No potential buyer ever complains about a home having too much storage. Establish a more organized atmosphere by adding extra storage features in cabinets and drawers––the kitchen is a great place to start.
Make it shine. Make the surfaces in your home sparkle by cleaning anything that’s stainless steel or glass such as faucets, sinks, and windows.
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