Subtle touches that can add more value to your home

If you are planning to sell your home soon, you need to keep your home looking attractive. You may need to make changes that will increase its value. When your home looks great and has more luxurious details, buyers will see it as more valuable and will be willing to pay more for your home. So updates are worth the time and effort. Check out the following tips for ideas on how you can increase the value of your home.

Get organized

Make it your first priority to create a neat and clean home that will make your home look great to potential buyers. Walk around your home to make a list of things that need to be cleaned and organized.

When items like blankets clutter your living room, look into sleek storage solutions that suit the décor of that room, like an ottoman or drum table with built-in storage space. Consider installing a window seat that raises up with plenty of storage space beneath the seat.

If your bedrooms have too much visible clothing, books, or other clutter, consider installing closet organizers, shelving, or storage bins that slide out of sight under the bed. When your home is for sale, you might need to store some items in your attic or a storage facility if you cannot find or make a place to put them away.

Whatever your storage troubles, you can find a wide variety of ideas. Get inspired by searching the internet for solutions to your specific need to find plenty of store-bought and do-it-yourself ideas.

Update key areas

Once you have cleaned and organized your home, you can focus on the specific updates that will increase your home’s value. Prioritize areas in your home with existing problems. If you have damaged and aging windows or doors for example, then replacing them should be at the top of your list.

Create extra space visually

You cannot increase your square footage without major remodeling, but you can find a few tricks to make your home look bigger. Increase the light in rooms to make the space seem larger. You can accomplish this goal by letting natural light stream through windows. Window shutters are an excellent way to allow natural light in during the day with the option to close them for privacy at night.

Create reflective surfaces that make your home seem more spacious by designing with light colors on walls, floors, and furniture. Adding a large mirror makes a statement in a small room, like the dining room. It will allow light to bounce around the room, making it seem more spacious and grand.

New kitchen details means value

Creating a fresh look in the kitchen will make it more appealing to buyers. Remember to scale your upgrades to the size and value of your home to make the most from what you spend on them. Buyers will be impressed with storage space in the kitchen, so by simply adding a kitchen island, pot rack, or shelves you can increase the storage space and value.

Add luxury details

Sometimes small details can make a room look more luxurious. Installing crown molding costs relatively little. An average handyperson should not find it too difficult to install. It will produce a stunning effect that will amply repay your effort.

Add a fresh coat of paint to walls, doors, or kitchen cabinets. Little touches can give your home an updated look on a budget.

You can also install new cabinet hardware and fixtures to update your home. Shiny new cabinet pulls and knobs will make your kitchen sparkle. Updated sink faucets and shower heads give a luxury feel.

Curb appeal

Remember that potential buyers see the exterior of your house first. Attention to curb appeal will give a great first impression by making your home look great from a distance. Make sure to keep your front yard  well maintained by keeping grass mowed, hedges trimmed, flower beds tidy, and walkways swept. Add welcoming details like a porch swing, welcome mat, or large potted plants on each side of the door. The front door should make a statement, so make it look outstanding with new hardware or a sleek metal kick plate for visual attractiveness.

If you want to increase the value of your home for resale or simply to look amazing, devise a plan that best suits your home. Clearing away clutter and updating certain areas and details will result in a home that you can enjoy showing off. When you complete the needed upgrades, you should be able to increase the value of your home, with the added benefit of a fresh, new feel.

Manish Das

Writer, blogger, educator and self-claimed traveler. Love to read science fiction and modern poetry.