Improving Your Home Value

Increase Your Homes Value With These 4 Home Improvements

Home improvements not only help you have a home you enjoy more, but it can also increase your home's value. By getting new flooring or adding a room to your home, you will benefit from it if you ever decide to sell your home. Not only will your home be worth more, but it might entice buyers even more. Here are some improvements and remodeling projects that can help increase your home's value.

Upgrade the Kitchen

One of the best home improvements you can make to your home is to upgrade the kitchen. The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms of the home, so it makes sense that improvements in this space would increase the home value and attract more home buyers if you ever decide to sell. There are many things you can do to upgrade your kitchen, though you don't need an entirely new kitchen to increase the value. Start small by having new countertops installed, getting new appliances, or refurbishing and painting the kitchen cabinets.

Install New Bathroom Fixtures

Another room in your home that could use some updating is the bathroom. Consider ways you can increase the value of your bathroom, such as adding new flooring or countertops or installing a brand new toilet. Try a high-efficiency or low-flow toilet to increase the value. You may also want to remove the current shower and bathtub combo and see if you have room for a separate shower stall and bathtub. If you only have room for one, at least upgrade the bathtub and shower to a newer model.

Finish the Basement or Attic

Adding more space to a home is always going to increase the home's value. If you have an attic or basement, consider finishing them to convert them to a room. With an attic, it will be a smaller room, but that works for people who want a small office or teen room. Have the space inspected to be sure it is safe and stable, increasing the ventilation and insulation, and ensuring wiring is safe for electronic appliances. Finishing a basement tends to increase the value even more, since it is such a large space. It can be converted to a bedroom, home office, or kids' playroom. The basement will need HVAC access, insulation, humidity control, and plumbing and wiring.

Replace the Flooring

Finally, replacing the flooring in your home may also increase its value if you currently have carpeting or low-quality tile. Consider replacing these types of flooring with a higher-quality tile like marble or granite. Another option is to have hardwood flooring installed throughout the home.

If you need professional help with any aspect of your home improvements, contact companies like Cornerstone Builders of Southwest Florida for assistance.