Here’s How to Boost Your Home’s Value

Feb 27, 2018

Spring cleaning is approaching! This doesn’t just entail cleaning out unnecessary items in your home, but includes taking time to reflect and evaluate things in your life. Will you be selling your home in the future? If so, this year is great time to increase the value of your home.

Improve the air quality

Your home could be a nesting place for contaminants and allergens, and you might not even know it! A good way to ensure the air in your home is clean is by getting rid of your old carpet, and opting for hard surfaces like hardwood floors or laminate. Hardwood floors are easier to keep clean, do not hold odors, and are much more appealing to buyers looking for a fresh looking home.

Add light

It’s no secret that people prefer homes that feel light and open. A great way to mimic this is by replacing heavy draperies with vertical blinds or shutters. A room with more sunlight feels larger and open.

Renovate the kitchen

Kitchen remodels can net an 80-85% return. Changes you can make include putting in high quality flooring such as hardwood floors, and adding in newer appliances.

New paint job

A freshly painted room keeps a home looking up-to-date, and increases home value. Neutral colors show off a home in the best way, but just be aware that if you choose a color, it shouldn’t be too bold.

Freshen up the outside

What will buyers think when they first pull up to your house? Make sure the outside of your home matches the beauty of the inside. You could invest in things like landscaping, or new exterior doors.

No matter how you choose to update the outside of your home, remember that the first impression you give to buyers can make a huge difference on the offers you get.

At Signature Hardwood Floors, we work closely with homeowners to make sure their vision comes alive. Have any more questions on how to increase the value of your home? Contact the flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!