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How much is your home worth? Certain upgrades are proven to increase its value. Even if you aren’t trying to sell your house, these innovations will make your living space more comfortable. When the time does come for you to move, they will help your home to sell faster.
Consult an expert for advice on which changes will benefit your home. Here are four upgrades you can begin with.
Open Floor Plan
Surveys show that open floor plans are popular on the market. Knock down the walls so that the space around the kitchen and dining room are open; you might also consider home extensions to make this possible. Open floor plans make the house look bigger, giving visitors the impression of more room to breathe. Choosing an open floor plan will also coincide with the trend in minimalist design that has swept our society.
Change Your Garage Door
Garage doors become battered over time with excessive use and harsh weather. On the exterior, you might see peeling paint or dents. The machinery also becomes old and rusty if not looked after properly. Potential buyers will see the garage door before they enter the house, making it a wise investment if you want to sell.
Repaint the Exterior
Potential buyers will notice the condition of paint on the exterior of your home. Changing seasons and passing years take a toll on outdoor paint. Invest in a fresh color that is popular, such as a neutral beige or brown. If you’re inexperienced with painting, hire a professional. To complete the transformation, you might also repaint the living room and kitchen. These rooms are most often seen by guests; up-to-date coloring will make them more impressive.
Change the Carpet
If your carpet is muddy or threadbare, it might distract buyers from the paint on the wall. In some cases, a deep clean can do the job. However, if your plan is to sell, it’s advisable to invest in a new carpet. You could also opt for a hardwood floor, as they are also growing in popularity among buyers.
You might not be planning to sell your house, but it’s satisfying to refresh it with new colors and styles. Try these four upgrades to raise the value of your home and make it a more comfortable place to live in.
Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer based out of Boston, MA. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and watching film noir. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2
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