The best part about making general home improvements is the boost in resale value. Even those who plan to continue to live in their homes for years can make simple, cost-effective improvements that enhance the quality of life and make selling the home a lot easier, if that time ever comes. Builders, real estate professionals and homeowners all have different ideas about what the most worthwhile improvements are, but most everyone agrees on the following as being fast, simple and relatively inexpensive ways to make any house better:
Install Better Insulation
It’s no secret that most homes are under-insulated. Proper insulation keeps houses warmer in winter and cooler in summer, which is the whole point. Check to see that every insulated area of the home has undamaged panels or filling, and make certain that no insulation panels have fallen out of place. You can do this job yourself or hire it out for a bit more. Some homeowners opt to have an insulation expert do a quick inspection and make notes about what you need to do. Then you can purchase the insulation yourself and put it in.
Add a Lift
Modern homes are more often featuring lifts in their basic floor plans. That’s because these useful devices offer multiple functions for a reasonable price. And when it comes time to resell, a home lift adds a high-tech dash of personality to an otherwise ordinary home. Potential buyers are often looking for just one thing that makes a particular home unique, and a home lift easily meets that need. A New Zealand home lifts company can show you how to increase property value, save space (compared to stairwells), and help prevent serious accidents by installing a home lift.
One of the lowest-cost ways to boost the value of a home is to redo the landscaping. This can be a fun project that allows you to put your personality into the job. Home improvement store personnel can give you free advice about what you might want to begin with. Just bring along a few photos of your current landscaping and find out what kinds of plants, decorations and other landscaping components might work best for your home’s size, age and appearance.
Paint Outside and In
Perhaps the easiest and fastest way to improve the value of a home is to paint it, inside and out. You don’t need to be an expert to work room-by-room, take your time, purchase the right equipment, and get the job done in less than 60 days in most cases. Depending how many rooms are in the home and how large its outside walls are, the cost of repainting can be surprisingly low for most homeowners.
There’s no need to spend a small fortune making a home look better and allow for a more comfortable lifestyle. A few simple tasks can go a long way toward increasing the value of a home.