Whether or not you plan on selling your home, it pays to give it upgrades. Here are 5 upgrades that immediately boost the value of your home:
- Front yard makeover
It pays to improve your curb appeal. Quick changes like repainting your front door, regularly mowing your lawn, and even simply adding a new doormat are great ways to start. You can add more plants or shrubs or have a stone pathway set up, but don’t go overboard on the makeover. Potential buyers view an elaborate yard as a maintenance issue.
- Kitchen remodeling
The kitchen is a deal-breaker when it comes to buyers. Update it with key fixes. Consider replacing your kitchen counter with quartz, a popular material according to a 2018 study of design trends by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Quartz is low-maintenance, which makes it attractive to millennial home buyers.
Replace old appliances with newer and more cost-efficient models. Freshen up your kitchen with a coat of paint or a new backsplash.
To give your kitchen a more modern look, replace old floors. According to the 2019 Houzz Kitchen Trends Report, 26% of homeowners preferred ceramic or porcelain tile, while 40% went with engineered wood, vinyl, and laminate.
You can also update the sink and faucet with more stylish designs.
- Update the bathroom
Start by replacing old floors and walls with new ceramic or porcelain tiles for a fresh look. Laminate floors could also work, but whatever happens, do not install hardwood flooring as they do not handle moisture well. If you are getting a new tub and toilet, make sure they go well with the floor and wall design. The same goes for sinks and cabinets.
Installing vanity countertops made of granite can also help give your bathroom a facelift. This is also a good time to fix leaks and address other plumbing issues.
- A new paint job
Giving your home a new paint job is one of the simplest ways to improve your home’s look and boost its value. If you’re about to sell, choose neutral shades like white, beige, gray, and muted tones of blue and green. They’re the most appealing to buyers.
For kitchens, try the popular, new two-tone or tuxedo-style combination – cabinets painted a deep, dark hue against white kitchen walls.
- Spruce up the attic or basement
Attics and basements can be more than just simple storage rooms for old or unwanted items. Make the most of these spaces by converting them into an entertainment room. Set up a home entertainment system, bring in a pool table, add a wet bar and voila! – A space to hang with friends and family. Turning these rooms into “livable” spaces adds instant value to your home.
You can also convert them into an office or a bonus room.
Are you searching for property in Tarrant County, Parker County, or Hood County in North Central Texas? Our team of real estate professionals at HBS Real Estate can help you find the perfect home. We can even assist in giving it upgrades to make it look its best. Give us a call today at (817) 550-6666.