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Add Value To Your Abode With These Home Improvement Ideas
Even if you intend on staying in your home for some time, it’s likely that you’re interested in increasing the value of your home. Improving the value of a home is about more than improving resale value.
In matter of fact, it’s about having better collateral, as well as better refinancing options. A home is one of the greatest investments in our lifetime. Start treating your home like it is your greatest investment by making improvements to it.
The value of a property can be increased exponentially with a few home improvement projects. Some renovations yield better results than others.
The suggestions below have been shown to be very effective in all kinds of different locations.
Adding New Rooms
Want a foolproof way to increase home value overnight? You can put in another bedroom or bathroom. Picture two otherwise identical houses, but one is a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home and the other has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Which one is worth more? Homes become more valuable as they gain the ability to comfortably accomodate more people.
Adding rooms is one of the best ways in which to achieve this. However, this isn’t something that’s possible for all properties. Either process will add value to the home.
Remodel The Kitchen And All Bathrooms
When buyers look at a house, one of the first things they look at are kitchens and bathrooms. The preferred kitchen layout today is an open plan style featuring granite countertops and new stainless steel appliances. A kitchen remodel can be expensive, but a worthy investment in the price of a home you are considering selling.
The bathroom is also an important room. Vital inclusions for a bathroom are large tubs with jets, vanities with two sinks, and lots of space for storage. Even if you are not planning on selling the home, you will appreciate living with these upgrades. It’s a room we have to spend a lot of time in, so we might as well enjoy it.
Making Plumbing And Heating Adjustments
You may not think it’s something that you can benefit from because it doesn’t show, but that’s not true. The major systems of your home must be in working order and up to local codes for your safety and comfort. This may be particularly important for older properties which still have gas heating with copper pipes fitted. There are some areas where copper pipes aren’t up to code, and there are subsidies available for updating older plumbing systems.
Depending on the needs of your home, you might want to make other changes as well. Take a look at your home’s needs, and see what kind of upgrades it might benefit from. Almost all home improvement projects add some value to the house, but those above add the most and return the most profit if the home is sold in the future. Whether you decide to add more rooms, renovate your kitchen and bathrooms, or update your heating and plumbing, you’ll see a big increase from your decision.
Improve your home, and improve your home’s value.
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