Financially Savvy Home Improvements

Home Improvements

How do you decide which home improvements to take on? One way to look at it is to think about which improvements are going to add the most value to your home. We’ve put together a list of home improvements that will help to increase your home’s value without breaking the bank.

Value-Adding Home Improvements

Crown Moulding

Crown moulding is a lovely touch to any home. You can take this on as a DIY project or consult with a contractor to get the work done. This is a feature that potential buyers can really appreciate when they view a home. In fact, it could make the difference between your home and another when it comes down to it.

Paint

A fresh coat of paint goes a long way. The right colour can liven up the atmosphere, create the illusion of more space and modernize the room. If you’re thinking about selling, consider updating the paint in your home. Tip: if you’re painting to sell, use neutral colours on the walls.

Ceiling Fans

A great ceiling fan may go unnoticed at first glance, but a dated ceiling fan can draw all the attention away from a great space. Replace old ceiling fans with newer, more modern and efficient models.

Front Door

Home improvements are both inside and outside of the house. What’s more important than the front door? It’s the first thing visitors and potential buyers see when they walk up to your house, making it the focal point of their first impression. The front door contributes to overall curb appeal as well. Updating the front door can mean replacing the whole unit, or just a fresh coat of paint.

Energy Efficient Appliances

Adding energy efficient appliances is one of the more costly home improvements up front, but it adds value in the long run. Energy efficient appliances can help lower your bills, saving you money. And when potential buyers view your home, it’s a feature that will set your home apart from other properties on the market.

Trees

Planting trees is the perfect way to improve your outdoor space. Shrubs and trees not only create a natural setting on your property, but they can be used to create more privacy as well.

Focus on Air Quality

Air quality isn’t something you can see, but it’s important to think about. Your home’s air quality can be impacted by carpets, filters, and air conditioner or furnace. If you live in an older home with carpet, consider replacing the carpet or installing hardwood floors.

Update Hardware

One of the easiest home improvements on the list is updating hardware. Think about your kitchen cabinets, door knobs and hinges. Replacing old hardware with new pieces is a great way to add a fresh look to your home.

If you’re thinking about making improvements to your home and have questions about prioritizing projects, give us a call. We’d love to take a look at your home and let know where you can add the most value. —Contact Us

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