When thinking about home upgrades that add value, you might get overwhelmed by believing that the only way to increase the value of your home is to renovate the entire thing. Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are several small, simple ways to add value to your home that don’t involve a large investment in time or money. We have put together some cheap ways to increase your home’s value that anyone can achieve. Because after 50 years of helping homeowners create their dream spaces, we’ve learned a thing or two.
Without a doubt, adding more storage will boost your home’s value. One of the top things people look for when buying a house is ample storage options. If you feel like you are lacking in the storage area, take some time to think about where you might want that extra space.
A garage can be a great place to add more cabinets and shelves. Plus, having an organized garage can attract home-buyers if or when you are ready to sell. Pantry storage is also a must. Nobody wants a disorganized, messy kitchen. Adding wire shelving to your pantry to provide a clean, maintainable area that is well ventilated for keeping your dry and canned goods fresh is a highly attractive feature to potential homebuyers.
Updating your bedroom closets will also be beneficial. Wire shelving is also a good option here, as it can help decrease the amount of dust that accumulates in your closet. Consider creating a custom closet for your master bedroom, as well. Having that stand out feature can make all the difference when it comes to competing with the other houses on the market.
If your home doesn’t have a mudroom, or it does, but it isn’t used functionally, consider updating the space or creating one. A mudroom adds a lot of value to your home, especially if it can double as the laundry room. Having an area to be able to place shoes, backpacks, coats, and purses will decrease clutter throughout the rest of the home. Plus, being able to just throw sweaty jerseys or wet socks and gloves into the washer without dragging them through the house is really appealing.
If you don’t have space for a mudroom, consider revamping your entryway. Add a built-in bench that doubles as storage space to hide shoes, scarves, or pet supplies. The more storage, the better! Your home can never be too organized, especially if you have kids and pets running around.
While it’s no secret that the kitchen and bathrooms of a home are what sells it, sometimes remodeling can be out of the budget or timeline. Updating the fixtures in your kitchen and bathrooms can make a huge difference, even without a full remodel. There are so many different styles and designs out there to choose from, making it easy to find the perfect fit for you and your own personal taste, while also increasing your home’s value.
Something as simple as adding a fresh color to your walls can instantly make you feel like you’re in a different house. If you have outdated wallpaper, updating to a solid color can breathe new life into a room, making it feel more modern and fresh. Colors can really impact your mood as well, so strategically adding colors that make you feel happy, warm, and comfortable can make your home really feel inviting.
While many people tend to think more about updating the inside of your home, don’t neglect the outside, as well. Having some stand-out curbside features will be the first thing that draws in people’s attention before they even see the inside of your home. Essentially, the outside of your home is a buyer’s first impression. If they don’t like what they see, they might not want to even go inside.
Make sure that you take a look at functional aspects of your home and not just cosmetic, as well. Making sure that your roof is in good shape, your gutters are clear, and your windows are properly sealed is a good place to start. Having damage to the outside of your home only gives buyers the impression that they may have to spend more fixing problems, both inside and out, in the long run.
If you’re looking to sell your home soon, or simply just want to upgrade your home, Harkraft can help! With over 50 years of experience, we can provide you with the quality and expertise to increase your home’s value. From custom closet designs to creating your perfect mudroom, we’ve got you covered. Request an appointment today to get started!