Adding Value to Your Home

Adding Value to Your HomeChances are that your greatest material asset is your home if you are in fact a homeowner. That being said, chances are that you will want to take real good care of your home and even improve it in order to increasing the value of your home. Increasing the value of your home isn’t simply so you get a good return on your initial investment, but you and your loved ones want to enjoy your home in the meantime and little upgrades here and there can help you to accomplish that.

First, if you aren’t overly handy and want to start off with an easy home improvement, a very simple and cost effective improvement to do for your home in order to increase the value is to paint. A nice fresh coat of paint helps to make the rooms in the home look clean and updated. Most people tend to prefer more conservative and neutral colors in the home so go for nice tans and taupe colors as a basic.

Second, in order to increase the value of your home put some effort into making a great looking and usable kitchen. I’m not sure about you, but one of the most important rooms in the home for me is the kitchen. It seems to be a gathering spot for entertaining so I look for a kitchen that is both aesthetically pleasing and very functional for what I will be frequently using it for. Solid surface countertops such as granite are a huge selling piece. The floor should also be of high quality such as wood, laminate, tile or stone. It is also important to have newer appliances in good working condition.

Third, homes that have lots of storage bring increased value to a home. An oversized garage is nice so that both cars fit comfortably, yet there is still room for the other outdoor essentials such as lawnmowers, sports equipment, bikes and other storage space. Perhaps consider adding in a custom organization system. Attics and/or basements are also appealing as having space outside of the communal area to house an individual’s or family’s belongings. Let’s be honest, as humans we accumulate a lot of stuff over the course of life and we need somewhere to stash it so our house isn’t a cluttered mess all of the time. In speaking about basements, another way to increase the value of your home is to finish the basement. Not only does finishing a basement take the unsightliness of a large open space with dust on the floor and wood beams showing all over the place and make it not such an eyesore, but it also gives you and your family more room to enjoy in the home. There’s a lot you can do when finishing a basement. You could turn it into a living area with a bedroom and bathroom, you could make it into a media room, or you could turn it into a playroom for letting your children run free and make messes while playing that you won’t be constantly tripping over. Whatever you decide to do, basement finishing Utah is a great place to begin. They treat their clients as their top priority and help you to turn your basement into a great usable space!

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