4 Home Improvement ideas You Can Take on To Increase The Value Of Your Home

by Nina Beniuk 04/07/2019

When it comes to real estate, then the value of your house is everything. While some things that affect its value that you can't influence, such as the location or even the spending power of that market, there are a couple of things that you can take on to significantly raise the value of your home. If you are looking to sell your house sometime in the future, these are not such expensive things that you can start doing now, so that you can get a better deal whenever you are ready to sell.

  1. Make It More Appealing: How does your home look from across the street? Are potential buyers going to want to take a second look? Invest in a fresh coat of paint to make it look appealing. Freshly painted homes have a way of looking attractive to the eye, and that's where the value comes in. You can also look at getting rid of old carpets and long-standing odors and allergens.
  2. Do Some Landscaping: Plant bushes and shade trees around your premises if you can—they help make a place look more desirable, plus you can reduce cooling costs too. If trees look like too much work, get low maintenance shrubs and colorful plants around—make sure you ask for drought resistant ones so that you spend less on water and maintenance. You should also clean up your lawn and any other overgrown bushes you have around your property. If you can't spare the time, hire a lawn service company to do it.
  3. Make It Bigger: It's pretty obvious, the bigger your house, the more valuable it is. You can add a room to it or build a top deck. Buyers always notice things like that. Square footage isn't all that matters, increase the visual footage too, so it looks bigger to the eye. Use blinds to allow light in, since a sunny room looks more substantial. Clear the clutter and all the old junk you don't need any longer too.
  4. Make It More Energy Efficient: An energy efficient home will not only save you money now, but it will also make it more attractive to buyers in the future. Consider using air sealing and insulation improvements, or LED lighting and double-paned windows as they can make it check all the boxes for energy-conscious buyers.

If you’re not sure what will make the most impact on the value of your home, check with your local real estate specialist.

About the Author

Nina Beniuk


Hello my name is Nina Beniuk and I have been a member of the Flagler County Association Of Realtors since 2005.  I am a Licensed Real Estate Professional specializing in real estate in Palm Coast and the Northeast Florida area. Please utilize the valuable tools that I have assembled on this web site to search the MLS, receive valuable  information  for home buyers and determine for yourself why home buyers and sellers trust me to represent them during their real estate transactions. Are you looking for a new home or possibly looking to build?  Use my Property Search to browse information on an up-to-date database list of all available properties in the area, or use my Auto Home Finder form and I will conduct a personalized search for you. If you are considering selling your home in the near future, please contact me to receive a FREE Market Analysis. Knowing a fair asking price is critical to the success of selling your home and I can help you determine the most accurate value of your home. I am available 24/7 to answer any questions.

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