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How to Increase the Value of Your Home

How to Increase the Value of Your Home

Many people who want to sell their home in the near future begin working on the property to make it more desirable to buyers. Increasing the value of the house is an important step to take to ensure that it sells at a higher price and allows you to earn more of a profit. With the right projects performed, you'll make the house stand out on the market.

 

Deck Addition

More buyers are looking for homes that have desirable backyards and are easy to entertain in throughout the year. A deck addition will make it easy to spend more time outside, whether you're barbecuing or are lounging outdoors with a book. The deck will work as an extension of the interior setting and will allow you to host more parties without feeling cooped up inside.

 

Work on the Curb Appeal

The exterior of your home may need a facelift to ensure that it stands out on the market and looks welcoming. It may be time to repaint the exterior siding or powerwash the driveway to make the space shine and look new again. Adding plants and flowers in the yard will create a lush environment, which can include adding a tree or two out front. Installing a new front door and replacing an old mailbox will also add the extra charm that is needed to enhance the appeal of the setting.

Consider adding a porch swing or a few chairs to help buyers envision themselves living on the property.

 

Spend Your Money on the Kitchen

The kitchen is the most important room of the home and should be in excellent condition. Updating the room will require you to repaint or replace the cabinets, which are one of the main focal points of the environment. Use a light color shade that will open up the kitchen and allow it to appear larger. Installing new brass or gold hardware will add a regal touch and will update the feature.

Adding a kitchen island will also increase the amount of storage space that is available and will provide extra countertop space to cook and prep food each day.

Another essential component of the kitchen is the material that is used on the countertops. Although granite was a popular option in past years, marble and quartz have a high level of design that is clean and regal.

 

Update the Flooring Material

Installing new flooring is also necessary to boost the value of your home. Hardwood floors are desirable on the market and will enhance the design and aesthetics of the interior setting.

Hardwood floors and synthetic wood floors are extremely hardwearing and will uphold their appeal longer than carpet or tile that is installed.

 

Hire a Certified Home Inspector

A certified home inspector will be capable of discovering any underlying issues that are present, which will reduce the value of your home and can make it difficult to sell. From mold that is present in the basement to faulty electrical wiring in one of the rooms, there are many hidden issues that you may not be aware of as a homeowner.

Hiring an inspector will give you the option to perform the repairs to increase the safety and functionality of the house. You also won't have to worry about any surprises when a potential buyer performs their own inspection on the home with a professional.

If you decide to avoid the repairs, you can accurately price your home to ensure that it's a fair deal to the buyer.



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Toronto Real Estate Board - IDX Last Updated: 2/24/2018 12:41:59 PM