7 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Are you ready to look for a new home? Do you want to add more value to your current property? If you said yes to these two questions, then you need to check out this guide going over seven ways to increase your home’s value. Keep scrolling to learn more.

Refinish Your Hardwood Floors

You can increase your home’s value up to a few hundred dollars by refinishing your hardwood floors. Dull, scratched, scuffed or dented hardwood steer some homeowners away. Instead of replacing the floors, a new stain will bring out the lost shine and remove the imperfections. If you need to know if your hardwood floors need a new refinish, check out our latest guide ten reasons people might need to refinish your hardwood floors for more information.

Get it Inspected

Help the next homeowners feel at ease by getting your home inspected. When we say inspected, we are talking about pests, plumbing, electricity, heating, cooling and other maintenance needs. Many people do not want to move into a home that has not been thoroughly checked. Having an up-to-date inspection on your home can add a few extra hundred dollars to the value of your house. Want to stay up to date on everything inside and outside your home? Then, call us today and ask about our Home Care Club.

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Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

Make your house look and feel new with a fresh coat of paint. Many homeowners stick with neutral colors like white, gray or even tan. But if you are a trendsetter, then you need to check out the 2021 trending paint colors. And just as a preview, one of the Pantone Colors of the year is a shade of yellow!

Update the Kitchen & Bathroom

One of the best ways to increase your home’s value is to do a kitchen and bathroom remodel. Just by giving these two rooms a renovation, you can add hundreds to thousands of dollars to your home’s value. If you need more convincing, check out our latest guide top ten reasons people may need a bathroom remodel/ update to see if you fall under the list.

Install Smart, Sustainable & Efficient Technology

Technology continues to advance in the home industry. Homeowners are now actively searching for homes equipped with smart, sustainable and efficient technology. The type of technology they are searching for are thermostats, fire detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, security cameras, energy-conserving items as well as sustainable brands or products. The best part is that you can install these items yourself typically for $1000 or less.

Add More Space

More square footage means more value. In today’s market, people are actively looking for larger homes. You can create a larger space by adding to your home or even tearing down non-essential walls. If you decide to add to your home, please do not try this unless you have experience remodeling or renovating. Knocking down one wall can collapse some parts of your home.

Prioritize Curb Appeal

The first thing people see of your home is the outside. At first glance, you need to persuade potential buyers to come and look at your home. So how do you get them interested? You need to prioritize your house’s curb appeal. There are many ways you can enhance its appeal, like improving the landscaping, adding shrubbery, trees or flowers, cleaning your yard and maintaining the exterior (painting, gutter cleaning, etc.) The best landscaping to add is native trees because they can lower your energy cost by 50%.

Are you ready to increase your home’s value? Then, let Valor Home Services help you. We have been servicing homes in Edwardsville, Belleville, O’Fallon and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. To see how we can help, shoot us a message or give us a call today.