Whether you’re looking to sell your house or continue living in it, it’s always a wise decision to upgrade your home to ensure the value is as high as it possibly can be. It is usually the simple things like giving your walls a fresh coat of paint or upgrading your porch or patio area which will push your home value up!
We have crawled through various home improvement websites and are proud to list here 3 simple steps you can easily undertake to make your home more beautiful and functional, thus increasing its value.
Step 1: Spruce up your porch
The porch is considered the face of the house. A beautiful porch provides a good first impression of your home. It is found that house buyers usually make up their minds on whether to buy a home or not based on the front of the house. First impression lasts and it’s important that the first impression of your house is a fantastic one.
You can easily dress up your porch by adding colorful potted plants at the base or on windowsills. Also invest in a sturdy wooden fence with clean lines to outline your porch. Lastly and if you have the financial ability, do consider constructing a paved walkway from the roadside all the way to the front of your porch. This dramatically transforms the entire look of your house and gives it a touch of class.
Step 2: Update your bathroom
People usually overlook this but the bathroom is a key point of the house. After all, that’s the place you enter every morning and last one you step out off at night! Taking a long bath at the end of a tiring day in a gorgeous bathroom is also way better than taking a quick shower in a dingy one that you can’t wait to get out of.
You don’t have to spend much. Just repaint the walls with a neutral color and focus on making one feature wall stand out. This feature wall can be tiled or if you are looking for an inexpensive option, consider installing wallpaper or textured paint. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to wallpaper design nowadays. They have nearly every design you can think of, from modern grey faux-tiles to a rustic burlap textured design.
Another simple way to upgrade a bathroom is to install new mirrors with backlighting. This alone can transform the look of your bathroom from zero to hero. If you have extra budget, consider constructing a plaster ceiling with beautiful down lights and backlights. This will add a touch of glamour to a tired, dated bathroom.
Step 3: Bedroom Makeover
The easiest way to transform a bedroom is to give it a fresh coat of paint and construct a plaster ceiling. Adding backlights around the perimeter of the plaster ceiling instantly increases its value. If your bedroom has popcorn ceilings, remove it immediately! Popcorn ceilings are a trend from the 1950s and we don’t think that it will ever be coming back. Scrape it and drywall over them. This will result in a more modern look and will fetch you a higher price.
The next thing you can do to upgrade your bedroom is to remove old, stained carpets and replace them with wooden flooring or tiles. Throw a rug on the floor to make it more comfortable during the winter and cold mornings. We would advise sticking to the color theme of your bedroom when choosing the rug as you do not want an insane mix of colors that will give you a headache. After all, the bedroom is a place to rest and relax.
There you have it, our top 3 simple steps to upgrading your home. Follow them and watch the value of your home rise! Good luck!