If you think that you might want to sell your home in the future, it’s important to keep your home values up. Making periodic renovations and upgrades to your home can help increase your home’s value. Knowing which renovations give you the most return on your investment can help you decide what to do next. Take a look at some simple upgrades that will help your home reach its full value potential.
Add Living Space Outdoors
Generally speaking, the more living space your home has, the more valuable it will be to potential buyers. But adding a new room isn’t always affordable or practical. Instead, consider adding outdoor living space. You can do this by having a deck or patio added onto your home.
Adding a deck or patio is less expensive than adding a new bedroom or bathroom to the house since you won’t have to worry about adding things like Air conditioning vents or electrical wiring. And it’s a fun, useful upgrade – a deck can give you a space for picnics or barbecues, and a patio with furniture is a good place to relax and enjoy the view.
Freshen Up Your House With a New Coat of Paint
A paint job is a fast, simple way to increase your home’s value. Faded or peeling paint can give the impression that your home isn’t well kept up and cared for, even if everything else about the home is fine.
A fresh coat of paint can make your home look clean and new, which increases its curb appeal and makes it more attractive to potential buyers. Just be careful about what colors you choose to paint your house. A color that’s too bright or too unusual might clash with other nearby properties and turn buyers off. It’s usually better to stick with neutral colors if you think you might want to sell the home – neutral colors make it easier for buyers to imagine putting their own stamp on the house.
Improve Your Garage Storage
When considering possible home renovations, the garage is often overlooked. However, this is a mistake. Upgrading a garage is affordable and often easier than upgrading other parts of the house, as the renovations don’t get in the way of most of your daily activities. One simple and practical way to improve your garage is to add more storage space.
Homeowners often use the garage for work or projects and for household storage as well as car storage. Without a good storage system, a garage can quickly get cluttered and disorganized, making it less useful and increasing the chances that anything that is stored in there could get lost or damaged. Adding sturdy garage cabinets, wall shelves, workbenches, and other storage solutions helps the garage stay organized and allows more room for homeowners to move around and use the garage to work on projects. This makes the garage more useful for you and more appealing to buyers when you decide to sell.
Garage Envy can help you maximize your garage’s storage space. Contact us to schedule your free design consultation.