We are all concerned about the housing market. What is our house worth? The only way to know for sure is to have your home appraised. But if you aren’t happy with the price you are quoted (and most of us won’t be in this housing market), there are ways to increase the value of your home. One way to do this is to enhance your house’s curb appeal, meaning if you want to improve your home’s worth, you will need improve the look of your house.
This article from ThisOldHouse.com explains how you can transform your home and increase its value.
While the cost of houses may have dropped, the return on remodeling investments remains strong. This means that a few quality upgrades can really increase the value of your home. Of these home improvement projects, exterior improvements provide the biggest bang for your buck. Window and siding projects pay you back over 75% of their cost upon resale. But small improvements make a big difference too.
Enhance the Architecture: Adding a window (energy efficient) here and a new door there can greatly improve the worth of your home. Additionally, adding accents around key structural aspects of your home – some lattice work under your porch, some new shutters around your windows, lighting, potted plants, etc. – will add to its overall aesthetic value and curb appeal.
Fence: Adding a fence to your yard is another sure fire way to add value to your property value.
Landscaping: Flowers, trees and shrubbery are a cheap way to really improve your home’s curb appeal.
Porch: A porch is a great addition to any house.
Be Decorative: Add an artistic flair anywhere you see fit. Instead of installing boring lights, find some nice vintage lights. Instead of a regular sidewalk, why not use brick? Whatever you can do to add to the beauty of you home will greatly improve its value.
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