A home may be the most valuable investment a person can have. Therefore, protecting that investment and increasing the value of it is very important. Houses much of the time appreciate, especially if they are in a good area. However, if you assume they won’t appreciate, and you take some action yourself to see that they appreciate, then you will be two steps ahead of the game. This article will suggest the top ways to add value to your home.
1) Do some remodeling yourself! If you know something about remodeling and will not lose money, then the work should be done. Whether or not it is a deck, a sun room, kitchen, or another addition, remodeling always adds value to the home as long as you don’t lose money. If you hire a professional company to come and do the addition, the chances of you making a whole lot when you sell the house are slim. Do remodeling if you know how to do it for a reasonable cost.
2) Fix up the lawn and landscape! The lawn and landscape are ten percent of the property value and a great way to add value to the home. Maintaining the lawn and landscape around the property can be affordable unless you hire a service to do it year after year. If you have a service do it for years and then you sell your home, you may find that you did not make much, but if you did it yourself, you may be able to add value to your home and make a profit if you ever sell. Taking care of the lawn and landscape doesn’t require a doctorate degree, but just a little reading up on how a property should be maintained.
3) If you can afford it, add a pool or jacuzzi to the property. This is an expensive investment, but a pleasurable one and a profitable investment should you ever decide to sell. The initial investment may seem risky, but the return on the investment will make you glad you took the risk.
Adding value to your home is all about choosing the right areas to add and getting the right price to do the work. It is always cheaper to do the work yourself and make sure it is done right.