Advice & Tips

Increasing Your Home’s Value on a Budget

Raising the value of your property is one of the most important things in real-estate. It is by far the most efficient way of making money. Buy cheap property, repair it, increase its value and then sell. However, not everyone is in it for the profit from the very beginning. Even if you never, ever intend on selling your home, you never know what tomorrow might bring. With this in mind, you ought to be prepared. Now, most often than not, you will run your operations on a tight budget. Luckily, increasing your home’s value has more to do with organization than anything else. Because of this, here are few things which can easily increase your home’s value even if you are working with low to moderate funds.

Painting your home

This is also what some would call giving your home a facelift. Needless to say, you would be surprised what a bit of paint can do for your home. However, hiring commercial painters to do this for you can be quite expensive, so you have one of two cheaper alternatives to do so. You can either learn how to paint on your own or decide to paint just one wall in each room. Although this may not seem as much, you would be surprised just how much of a difference it can create.

An inspiring garden

One of the most inexpensive additions you can make to your home is a nice garden in your yard. If you play your cards right, this is something that can at times act as an absolute deal breaker. For starters, you can add a three here and there, strategically plant a bed of flowers and even choose a spot for a vegetable garden. You would be surprised how much an organic garden can mean to a potential buyer in this era of junk food and GMO. As a final touch, you can even do a nice gravel road through your garden and thus increase both its functionality and its aesthetic appeal.

Insulation and windows

When it comes to improving your home’s value nothing is more relevant than making it more energy efficient. The way in which this works is quite simple. One of the priciest things you have to pay in your home is the heating bill. Now without proper insulation and quality windows, this bill will just keep getting bigger. To put it simply, no matter how much you try to heath, the room will remain cold but your heating bill will keep getting bigger. In order to stop this once and for all, you need to insulate your walls and invest a bit into a quality double-glazing windows. These windows alone can significantly increase your energy efficiency.

Going greener

According to various indicators, 2016 is going to be the “greenest” year so far. Without doubt, real-estate market will follow in suit. Now, in order to make your property truly green, what you need to do is try and reduce your power waste as much as you can. First step here, would be to replace your regular lighting fixtures with led high bay lights. After you have this covered, you can proceed with replacing rest of your household appliances to those more energy-friendly. Every bit of effort is bound to help.

As you can see, what it takes for your home to undergo a complete transformation is not unlimited funds (although this would help as well), but a thorough plan. So, try to make your home more beautiful, more practical and more energy efficient. These few things alone will make its value skyrocket, which makes each one of them extremely cost-efficient. Money can never replace true creativity and ability to think outside of the box. Have fun!

Diana Smith

My name is Diana. I'm a full time mom of two beautiful girls simply in love with interior design and DIY projects. Since I spend a lot of time at home (especially in the kitchen) I always look for low cost ways to improve the space for me and my family. Sometimes is just a small change like colorful curtains or new sofa pillows and sometimes I try to find a good way to organize small space.