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Make Your Home New Again: 6 Ways to Update and Improve the Value of Your Home

By Mike Wheatley | May 19, 2015
  • Whether you are seeking to sell your home or plan to stay in it for years and years to come, most homeowners have a running list of projects in mind with the hopes of increasing the appeal, comfort, and value of the home. Regardless of if you live in a charming old century home or a sleek modern home, there are plenty of ways to improve the value of your home with a wide range of cost and expertise required.

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    Keep Up With Yard Work

    A well groomed yard has significantly more curb appeal than one that is sloppy. Simple things like keeping your lawn mowed and flower beds well weeded will greatly increase the appeal of your home. Add some flowers or plants for a bit of extra color.

    Replace/Update Windows

    New windows will save you money with energy costs and increase the beauty of your home from the inside and outside. Find a contractor or a window installation, like Five Star Windows Inc, you trust to help you make the right choice. Whether you are going for a more classic wooden window look or a sleek modern style, new windows can help you achieve your desired look.

    Remodel the Kitchen

    Most realtors will agree that a kitchen remodel is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. Remodeling your kitchen may at first seem like a daunting task, but if budget is limited, start small and work in segments. Consider starting by replacing appliances and adding a new colorful back splash.

    Freshen Up the Bathroom

    No one likes a dingy bathroom. If you don't need to or don't have the funds to do a full remodel, a fresh coat of paint and new rugs and shower curtain can really put a new face on an old room. Take some time to organize and de-clutter. You may want to add some new shelving and mirrors to open up the space.

    New Flooring

    Hard wood flooring is by far the most popular choice among current home owners. It's easier to maintain and more durable. If cost is a prohibiting factor, engineered wood or laminate flooring looks nice and costs less than real wood flooring.

    Paint

    A fresh coat of paint for the interior and exterior of your home will definitely increase the value of your home. If you are planning to sell, stick with a somewhat neutral color scheme. Many paint companies even have interior design specialists on staff to offer their expert opinion.

    Choose a job and have fun. Increasing the value of your home can be easy and exciting!

    Mike Wheatley is the senior editor at Realty Biz News. Got a real estate related news article you wish to share, contact Mike at [email protected]
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