If you’re one of the many homeowners who have resolved to stay in your home until the real estate market becomes more buoyant, you might want to consider undertaking some home improvement projects that can add significant value to your home and enable you to get the most money possible when you decide to sell. In this article we highlight some of the best home renovation projects that can improve the resale value of your home.
These projects have been proven to increase the chances of a speedy, attractive offer when you decide to sell.
1. Spruce up the outside of your home
Enhancing the exterior of your home to ensure that it is one of the best-looking, if not the best-looking, houses in the neighbourhood is a great way to improve the resale value of your home. Your home’s exterior, or front yard, is the first thing visitors – including potential buyers – will see when they enter your home, so you need to ensure that it makes a great first impression. The good thing about this project is that you don’t have to change the whole space (which could be an expensive undertaking).
To attract potential homebuyers, you could concentrate on high-impact items or focus on improving certain areas, such as walkways, the front door, staircase, siding, garage, driveway, lawn, or outdoor living areas such as porches or decks. All these outdoor improvements will increase your home’s appeal.
2. Replace old appliances
Upgrading your home’s fixtures and appliances is a sure way to increase your home’s value. Old, rusty or faulty appliances can convey a sense of neglect, thus turning away would-be buyers. So, if your home has those old, rusty pipes and plumbing fixtures, consider renovating or replacing the plumbing, appliances and plumbing fixtures. Not only will this increase the quality and aesthetic appeal of your home but choosing energy-efficient appliances can result in substantial savings on home energy costs for you as well.
3. Install attractive lighting
Adding stylish outdoor light fixtures can greatly improve your curb appeal and enhance the aesthetic value of your home. Consider adding some low-voltage landscape lights that can add accent lighting to the house or trees and shrubs and illuminate your driveway or walking path. Attractive outdoor lighting can make a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal while also providing security and safety.
4. Freshen your flooring
Polished wooden floors are a great investment that withstand the pressures of time, children, pets and the odd glass of red wine. Not only are wooden floors aesthetically pleasing, but statistics indicate that when properly looked after and maintained these floors improve resale values of properties substantially.
If your home has wooden floors that are old and dull, your first consideration should be to refinish the floors before putting the house on the market. If you are based in Wellington and want to make your wooden floors beautiful again, contact Four Star Flooring for expert floor sanding in Wellington and timber floor finishes and installation.
Four Star Flooring provide high quality and affordable floor sanding that will give your floors a remarkable finish, restore the aesthetics of your timber floor, and greatly improve the resale value of your home. To view the different wood flooring services offered by Four Star Flooring, or to get a free quote, visit their website, www.4starflooring.co.nz.