5 Finishing Touches to Add Value to Your Home

Getting ready to sell your home or just want to spruce it up? Read on for some helpful hints. First, remember the importance of home maintenance. Buyers want to see a home that is clean and where everything is in good working order. De-cluttering helps cut down on your stress level and makes your home look more inviting, too. Once you’ve tackled these keys steps, you can focus your attention on putting the finishing touches on your home. Making these improvements not only adds value to your home, but also makes it more attractive to anyone looking to buy.

#1 Garage Cabinets

garage storage system by harkraftThe garage is an oft-neglected part of our home. Keeping it organized means less confusion for you and makes a good impression on a potential buyer. Customized cabinets allow you to make efficient use of your space and give it some character. You can make the best use of space with floor-to-ceiling cabinets that give your garage a uniform look. Install wall cabinets above large items that take up floor space. Cabinets with locks provide a secure place to house expensive power tools or keep potentially hazardous items out of the reach of children. Additionally, you can use workbenches to serve two purposes. They’re great for completing projects and the space on and below them is ideal for additional storage.

#2 Bathroom Mirrors

Mirrors reflect light and make a small room look bigger. In the bathroom, mirrors should be as long as the vanity, unless you want a mirror that is centered over the sink. Mirrors can extend all the way to the light fixture or leave some visible wall space. It’s important for bathrooms to have as much light coming in as possible, so mirrors should be strategically placed to reflect natural light without causing too much glare. Think about the shape of the mirrors you want and how you want them to be framed. Consider other places in the bathroom where you might want to have a mirror, such as on the back of the door or on a wall.

#3 Mudroom

A mudroom is a place you might not think of sprucing up, since it’s usually a repository for coats, dirty shoes, and kids’ toys. A few simple improvements to this area will allow your entire home to run more efficiently. Makeover your mudroom with cubbies and cabinets to store shoes and other household items that don’t have a designated place or that you might want to keep out of sight when company comes, such as irons or cleaning supplies. Add hooks to neatly hang coats and jackets that otherwise end up tossed on the floor. Make efficient use of leftover wall space with customized counter tops. With these additions, you can transform your mudroom so it doesn’t have to “live up to its name.”

#4 Wire Shelving in Closets

These days, when it comes to closets, just having a horizontal bar to hang clothes on isn’t enough. Home-buyers are looking for organizing systems to contain closet clutter. Wire shelving is a cost-effective way to keep your possessions in place. It’s less expensive and more durable than wooden shelving and helps keep items off the floor while making the most of available wall space. It’s also easy to install and more attractive than bulky storage containers.

#5 Bathroom Accessories

Sprucing up your bathroom can be easier and less expensive than you think. First, consider color. You can select up to three dominant colors and incorporate patterns that complement them. Be consistent in choosing bathroom accessories that go with the theme you want. Minimalistic designs are simple, clean and bold. Each item stands out on its own, enhancing the appearance of the room. Cozy designs are conducive to relaxation- warm, gentle colors and artwork that create a “homey” feeling. For a more opulent look, you can go all out with plush rugs, elegant artwork, and even small chandeliers to give your bathroom a chic contemporary style. Choose light fixtures that afford plenty of lighting and are consistent with the design you’ve chosen. Add baskets, shelves, and cabinets to provide plenty of storage space. Don’t forget about shower curtains, mats, towels, and other accessories that promote your theme and  impress potential buyers.

These tips will help you add value and a bit of sophistication to your home. Whether you’re preparing to sell or just want to make some improvements, you can make the most of your space and have fun customizing it with colors and styles you like.