Whether it is repainting the walls, remodeling you house’s basement or it is changing the entryways altogether, there is always something you can do to make your house look better than before. Many people and especially your guests judge your house by their first impression of it after all, and that’s why you to uplift, remodel or totally change anything that doesn’t look fit in your house. Fortunately in this modern age, there are plenty of investment projects that could make your house standout from the rest. Here are some of them.
Tip 1: Call a Professional over to your house
If you intend to sell your house in the coming days, call your favorite realtor over to your house and let them help you with identifying areas that need serious remodeling. Most realtors can actually come over to you as a courtesy call, but you may have to pay a consultation fee to others. All the same, spending some time with a good professional realtor, gardener or a professional interior designer can be way too much indispensible in helping you identify the simple investments that could increase your home’s value.
Tip 2: Landscape
The saying “never judge a book by its cover” doesn’t apply to visitors coming to your house for the first time. Their first impression of your home could last for years, and that’s why you really need to invest in landscaping and lawn maintenance. There are simple landscaping ideas you can try in your home, like adding seasonal shrubs, removing weeds or lawn mowing your compound regularly. Colorful plants have a way of adding aesthetics to your home after all, and more trees will show potential buyers you care for the environment as well.
Tip 3: Update your Plumbing
Among the items and tools people forget to inspect and upgrade regularly are plumbing and the general water systems. The amount of rust, hard water mineral deposits and general tarnishing of your plumbing is often a leading cause of poor efficiency in your water systems, more energy bills and a good reason to make a potential buyer devalue your home. The bright side however is that you don’t need to do plumbing uplifts every month. Simply call a professional plumber to do inspection in your house to help you identify the fittings and pipes to change, the faucet you need to replace and probably help you identify a good water filter and wait till about a year later.
Tip 4: Roofing Replacement
You can see a great house from afar, right? Except for the fact that there are so many components to a good home, a good roof is always the pride of a home. When your roofing is strong, attractive, doesn’t leak and looks safe, there is little you will need to invest in it in the future. And note that there is always something you can add or remodel to your roof, including simple investments like replacing old shingles.
Tip 5: Midrange Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling
Let me ask you this, when was the last time you added a layer of paint to your kitchen? If you can’t remember and you don’t really like how your kitchen looks at the moment, add some hue to it. In addition, checkout your cabinets and sinks, remodel flooring, and replace what you don’t like. In the bathrooms also, do simple things like changing the lighting, repainting or totally replacing your toilet’s seat if you don’t like it.
Tip 6: Remodel your Basement and Patios
Remodeling your basement can quickly add equity and square footage in your house. It could be an extra bedroom for your increased family after all. In addition, a house with great looking and kept patio always sell more.
Tip 7: Remodel your Entryway
There is nothing that has as huge an ROI as an investment in your entry door. Invest in it and you will never regret. However, remember to add lighting and or wall art to your entryway as well.
Tip 8: Cut on Energy Costs
What about you invest in something that will decrease your family’s energy costs? Wouldn’t that sound good? Replace the old and noisy appliances therefore and bring home energy star rated devices.
Tip 9: Invest in your Home’s Air Quality
Investing in your house’s air quality doesn’t always mean you buy an air purifier per say, but change all the things that could be increasing the amount of allergens, dirt and humidity in your house. It could be your carpets or a lack of enough ventilation holes, just call a professional over to help you out.
Tip 10: Invest in a Home cleaning
Finally, let guests and your family feel the beauty of your house. Call a professional cleaning company regularly, re-arrange the interior décor and do everything possible to increase the visual appeal of your house on both the interior and exterior.