Selling a house as it is may not be the ideal solution if you have spent years making memories in it, with the bathroom door still broken and squeaky staircase where our newborn took her first step. After consulting with a professional, we learned that our house’s value was lower than we expected. So, we came up with some ideas to increase the value of our home and sell it at a better price. Although this meant spending money on some renovations, we still went for it to obtain a fair share once we sold the house.

Kitchen Updates

A kitchen renovation should be at the top of the list. Upgrade to stainless steel appliances, install stronger countertops, and add more colors to the area. Putting shiny knobs on cabinets, purchasing a sparkling new faucet, and allowing more light to enter the room are other great ways to upgrade your kitchen.

Revamp the Bathroom

Make sure your bathroom has proper lighting, the toilet looks clean, the tub is sparkling, and there is enough space to move around.

Build it Up

One of the best ways to increase your home value is to build another room. Making your house bigger will obviously increase its value. Does your house need another room? A second bathroom? Make sure to contact a building professional for the construction.

Go Green

It’s no secret that ecological houses cost more. You can install more efficient equipment that will help reduce your cost and save energy. You may even install solar panels to supply electricity for the house. Other small contributions can be adding storm doors or a ceiling fan in each room.

Invest in a Sprinkler System

Many homeowners don’t have the time to maintain a stunning garden. So planting a lot of plants, trees, and flowers may not help if you are planning to sell your home. But everyone loves green grass, so add a sprinkler system that will automatically turn on and off and keep the lawn fresh and green.

Paint, Paint, Paint

Another simple and cost-effective improvement you can do is paint! Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated and add more to your house’s value. Keep in mind to choose neutral colors which appeal to most people.

Consult a Pro

An effective method of increasing the value of your house is to hire a designer. They have an eye for detail and can help you in making major decisions. And they’ll greatly help if you’re not sure where to start!