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Budget-Friendly Ways To Add Value To Your Home

There are many reasons you may want to add value to your home – and one of those will probably be the fact that you will make more money if and when you decide to sell. Whether that’s right now or in the near or distant future.

However, as a home owner you probably now know, home repairs are not exactly cheap and that may cause you to think that it’s not possible to add to the value because you can’t carry out any big renovations. The good news is there are plenty of easy and affordable ways that you can actually add value to your home without spending a fortune or getting yourself into huge debt.

In this post we’re going to share with you some budget-friendly ways to add to the value of your home so that you can see you do actually have options available.

Tidy Up the Outside:

While many people tend to overlook the outside of a home when focusing on ways to add value, the outside is just as important as the inside. In fact, since it’s the first thing that people see and it will be their first impression of your home, then it could be said that it’s actually more important. Whether it’s adding some paint to the outside if the weather has caused it to look a bit beaten down, or if it’s fixing up the garden by mowing the lawn and adding some nice plants, a tidy up of the outside of your home can make a massive difference to the value of your home – even if it’s only perceived value – but that’s what will get people to want to see more, so it’s not something that should be taking a back seat when looking for ways to add value. The great thing about the outside of your house is that it’s very easy and affordable to actually make it look great, so it’s definitely something that can be done on even the smallest of budgets.

Fix the Roof:

A roof is an extremely important part of a house and getting it fixed is actually not as expensive as many people believe it is. Of course it can be a big job, but its worth it. If the roof is new or has just been through a good repair it can do things like make the house warmer during the winter and also avoid things like leaks that could cause problems and more unneeded expenses down the road, then it can dramatically help increase the value of the property. So if you’re thinking of selling in the next few years and have had any roof problems, then this could be a good time to think about getting them taken care of.

Declutter and Make Things Lighter:

Does your home have a lot of stuff that you don’t need or maybe just closets and drawers that could just use some better organizing? You’ll be seriously amazed at the amount of value you can add to your home simply by decluttering and installing some practical storage systems to keep everything in a specific place. Not only is storage something that makes the overall look and feel of your home improve when you see the physical difference, but it’s something that can be done easily and affordably. If you’re planning to sell, or even if you are not, now could be a good time to think of getting rid of some of that clutter that’s been building up over the years and coming up with a plan for where the best places for good storage systems would be.

Add Some Color:

Paint is something that can instantly transform the look and feel of a room, so if you’re thinking of ways to add to the value of your home on a budget then paint is a seriously effective and simple way to go about doing that. You can get really creative with paint and there are certainly no shortage of ideas and inspiration out there to use when it comes to new color schemes. Once you’ve chosen and applied your colors then you can really bring the room to life by adding some matching accessories that will make it look like a whole new room and will definitely increase the value of your home when it’s time to sell it. Painting is good if you know you’re planning to put the property on the market soon, plus the smell of fresh paint is something that people will notice and this will subtly increase the value in their mind as well.

Get New Flooring:

Although ripping up and installing new flooring can definitely be a big job, it’s something that can massively increase the value of your home and give it a whole new lease on life very quickly. The good thing about flooring is there are so many amazing options out there that you can choose from, and they’re far more affordable than they used to be. When it comes to finding flooring on a budget, then you really do need to shop around and compare prices. You can often find some incredible deals if you spend a little more time on shopping around so don’t just jump on the first offer you find.

One thing to consider when dealing with lifting your existing flooring is to take the time to consider if you have any pest or insect infestations that could be dealt with before laying down the new stuff. If you do have pests, then you should call a professional Pest Control company who can come in and properly deal with this for you. Pest control can have a big impact on the value of your property and it’s just a good idea to get this taken care of when you know there’s a problem even if you’re not planning to sell your house now or in the next few years.

Insulate:

Insulation is something that’s crucial to keep the temperature of your house at a comfortable level, so if this is in need of an upgrade, then now is the time to do it if you want to add to the value of your home or simply save on the costs of running it since insulation will stop the heat escaping when you need it to stay inside and can keep the costs of heating and energy on the lower end of the spectrum. Again, this is an area that costs less than you probably think, but it’s also a good idea to shop around for good deals as much as possible.

Up Your Security:

This doesn’t mean going overboard and installing gates or hi-tech systems, but simply making your house a bit more secure by adding an alarm system or changing the locks on the windows and doors could really make a big difference when it comes to the value of the property, and these are just things that should be getting replaced after a certain amount of time, especially if you have a new or growing family.

Add Finishing Touches:

Often it’s the small things that people first notice and that really make the biggest impact. They are also things that are super affordable and that can generally be done as DIY jobs. Things like giving the kitchen cupboards a new coat of paint to freshen them up or installing things like new light switch covers are all extremely easy to do and can be done on a tight budget, but will go a long way to helping increasing the value of your home. They can also just make things look better even if you’re not planning to sell any time soon.

This is a collaborative post.

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