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Easy Ways To Start Adding Value To Your Home

As a homeowner, we want to to add the most value to our homes as possible. Whether it's for equity, to upgrade or downsize or keep in the family. Renovations typically come to mind, but they are not the only way to add value to your home.

Look After The Exterior

The exterior of your home is the first thing potential buyers see, so maximizing your home's curb appeal is critical. Curb appeal sets the expectation, and if potential buyers like what they see on the outside, they'll want to see the inside. Improving the exterior of your home is, in some ways, more important than improving your kitchen or master bath. The yard should be well kept, the brick or siding should have a good power wash, and the trim freshly painted. Creating a welcoming space or seating area on your front porch gives a warm first impression when people come into your home. There are many sustainable options by the eco decking company.

Fix Your Roof

Any structural problems can reduce the value of your home dramatically, including your roof. Your roof is part of your home's curb appeal, and maintaining it could mean the difference of making a few minor repairs to an expensive roof replacement. Make sure your gutters and drains are clear as well to protect your home from water damage.

Brighten Up Your Home 

Light has the power to create the illusion of more space. Statistics show that light and bright homes sell for more than homes with darker interiors. You can make your home lighter and brighter by keeping your windows clean inside and out, installing bright energy-efficient lights, or adding a skylight or sliding patio doors to help create the illusion of more space. The more natural light there is, the better. 

Paint Your Interior

Painting your home can really make it sparkle. Don't forget about painting all the window sills, doors, baseboards and radiators. If you decide to paint the walls of your home, stay away from overly bright or dark colors. The best interior colors, if you want to sell your home, are neutrals like light greys, whites, and beiges.

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