Owning a house is a never-ending project, and if you wish to blissfully enjoy the perks of your cosy home and move its value up a bit on the property ladder, you should definitely know in which projects to invest. So, let’s see which features you should consider updating in order to add value to your home.
Fix the structural issues
Before even thinking about making your interior beautiful again, you need to remember that no home should have a weak structure. So, get your tools or hire a professional and start from the bottom. Check the foundation for any cracks, leaks and sinking. Move on to the floors and see if they have any structural damage or loose screws. Next up are the walls; see if they have started bowing, check for any insect infestation, cracks and consider adding insulation. Then, you can focus on the roof and look for any rotten joists or timbers, replace any missing or broken tiles and lastly, make sure that your roof isn’t leaking or sagging.
A new coat of paint
All you need is some inspiration, which is pretty easy to find. You can hire a designer if you are unsure, but you can easily find inspiration on the Internet. One of today’s biggest trends is ombre walls which will make sure your home looks like the ones you see in magazines. But if this is a little too much for you, you can always rely on your favourite colours. Just make sure they are soothing and that they fall into the category of neutral and pastel colours because it will make combining the furniture much easier.
If you ask any real estate expert which home upgrades will pay off the most, the answer will be your kitchen. So, do a mini-remodel. Find the new colour for your kitchen walls, and you can even repaint the cabinets to give the room a new vibe. Then, make a focal point around your sink with a new colourful backsplash. Check the faucets for any leaks, and your sink for any cracks. After that’s taken care of, you should add some stainless steel in the form of your new energy-efficient appliances. Lastly, you should check if your water is clean and safe to use. Inspect the quality of the water and if you have any concerns, you can set up a UV water system and rest assured that your water won’t contain any microbes or pests that can endanger your health.
The same goes for your bathroom. It is a crucial room and it certainly could use an upgrade. Check the sink and a bathtub for any leaks or cracks, or completely replace them with a fresh new design of your desire. Inspect the faucets and even consider going green with low-flow faucets and shower heads. Replace the countertops with marble or granite ones and add a cold but welcoming feel. Also, consider installing heated floors and display plenty of soft towels, scented candles and soap bars for the ultimate spa-like feel.
New-built homes usually come with plenty of storage. However, if your home is older, it certainly lacks storage space. Besides the basic storage like coat and linen closets, you should consider expanding. Built a new closet for all your necessities or consider redesigning the space you already have. Also, don’t neglect those DIY projects that include reorganising your pantry, relying on decorative baskets and bins or giving your old attic and basement a whole new purpose.
There you have it. These five solutions are the easiest and best options for adding a little extra worth to your home. Don’t forget to make sure the structure is firm, and after that is done, you can easily move on to making your home beautiful and functional again.