Are you looking to put your home on the market? Or maybe you just want to make sure your home improvement money is going to be spent wisely. No matter how comfortable you’ve become in your humble abode, there’s always room for improvement. Here are five ways to add value to your home.
Focus on curb appeal
As they often say, first impressions always stick. When potential buyers, family or friends pull up to your home, you don’t want them to be unimpressed with the outside of the house. Aside from landscaping, consider the house’s potential for a front door renovation, the addition of a deck or even a new walkway up to the door. Even a simple awning right above the door may do the trick!
Open floor plans have become all the rage in the housing world – especially open kitchen/living room/dining room plans. If there’s a wall in your way, knock it down! Even raising the ceilings a few feet will really open up your space and make it feel homier. Consider creating space in all areas of your house as well. So much more can be done with just a little more space to move around!
Potential buyers may base the largest part of their decision on the smallest rooms in the house — the bathrooms. Consider removing outdated bathroom accessories, such as frosted glass, vinyl flooring and gaudy faucets or cabinet handles. The best way to go with a bathroom is elegant but practical.
Landscape throughout property
If you haven’t been able to keep up with Mother Nature, be sure to freshen the landscape up before you put your house on the market. Overgrown trees and unkempt bushes may turn off potential buyers, especially if the landscaping outside the house is affecting the inside of the house negatively. Poor landscaping can obscure views, darken interiors and even affect the way the house is seen from the street. A clean landscape will add a considerable amount of value to the house.
Invest in a new air conditioner
Imagine the most miserable you’ve felt in your house. Now try to remember what season it was. Odds are, if you’re from San Antonio, it was summer, and your AC went kaput. It’s best to invest in a new AC every 10 years. If your AC is older than that, a new air conditioner will not only keep you cooler, it will do so more efficiently. At Champion AC, our technician and AC installation teams are trained to find the perfect AC unit for your home’s needs.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.