Best Upgrades to Increase the Value of Your Home

Published on
July 28, 2021

It cannot be denied that no matter how hot the real estate market is, upgraded and well-maintained homes are going to sell easier than those that aren’t. Of course, no one has the time or money to renovate their home top to bottom before they sell it - and if they did, they would probably end up staying put! So, what upgrades are worth the investment to increase the value of your home and which ones aren’t? In this article, we take a look at 3 of the best upgrades to increase the value of your home, so you can reap the benefits of a higher asking price.

Paint and/or clean the walls

Painting and/or cleaning the walls can make a big difference to your home and can help potential buyers more easily picture their own possessions in your home. Time to ditch the hot pink and lime greens of those childhood bedrooms and replace them with soft neutrals!

The Village Guru tells us more about how adding a simple coat of paint or class to your walls can make a huge difference:
“At minimum, repaint all your trim and doors with a semi-gloss. Take that paint over your cabinets as well if your wood is looking shabby or dated. Then, paint any walls that need to be toned down; stick to soft greens, blues & taupes. This truly takes your home to a new level, it just gives your home a brand new feeling like nothing else.”

Make your ground neat & elegant

Don’t consider yourself a landscaper? While this isn’t exactly a problem when it comes to selling your home, you’re going to want to whip out your lawnmower and your weed whacker at the very least. The exterior of your home can make a big difference to potential buyers, and this includes your landscaping.

Woolcott.ca explains why ensuring your ground is neat and elegant can have a big impression on potential buyers: 
“The curb appeal of your home might be more important than you think. Potential buyers do judge a book by its cover, so you want to put your home’s best foot forward from the outset. If there are overgrown bushes and patchy grass, take the time to rectify these and make the best impression on buyers. If your landscape is usually maintained but needs a little something special, consider updating existing floral arrangements and features.” 

Renew floor finishes & replace old carpets

Ripping out an old carpet and revealing those beautiful hardwood floors can make all the difference in the world to the aesthetic of your home - but so can simply replacing an old carpet with a lighter, fresher option. 

Rochester Real Estate tells us more about how to renew floor finishes and replace old carpets: 
“Many floor types naturally take a beating over time and if yours looks worn, that might turn off a potential buyer.  Is there a way to avoid that?  Yes, absolutely! Flooring stores and home centers do sell water-based products for renewing different floor types and they cost just a couple of hundred dollars. An old or stained carpet is a definite turn-off, especially to prospective homeowners who plan to settle with their pets.  Hire a professional to clean it, but if that doesn’t do the trick, consider getting a fresh new carpet.”

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