Everyone would like their property to appreciate in value. Whether you’re looking into the future, or have a house you were thinking of putting on the market right now, the most important thing for most people is getting the best deal possible. Unfortunately, too many of us make errors when deciding on additions or renovations, when things could’ve been much simpler. Here are a few examples of simple renovations that could add value to your house.
Go for Vinyl Siding
Adding vinyl siding is viewed as one of the best investments you can make in your property, and one that will give you the most value. As a matter of fact, it has been estimated that you could recuperate up to 75% of your costs upon sale.
Vinyl siding is durable and requires little to no maintenance. And, when people hear that you just had the siding done, it will give them a sense of trust. On the other hand, destroyed or dirty siding will be a huge turn off to the large majority of buyers. So, if your current siding is damaged or on its way out, consider ripping it off completely and getting it replaced.
Carry Out a Modest Kitchen Makeover
The emphasis here is on the word “modest”. While most people will agree that kitchen renovations are usually a winner, it doesn’t mean that any kitchen renovations will work. Some might be too niche for some people, like a huge griddle or grill on the center island. Or, some people might not like certain materials like marble even though you might assume anyone would.
This is why you should focus on making small changes, and try to focus on functionality. Small things like adding counter lights can make a big difference. Even changing appliances to stainless steel could transform your kitchen. And the best part is that you get to leave the house with them.
Use the Power of Colors
The way you use colors around the house can also make a big difference on how people will feel about it. It has been estimated that painting your front door in black or charcoal grey could add as much as $6,000 to your house’s value. On the other hand, a kitchen where the dominant color is barn red or brick could see its value drop by as much as $2,000. This is why it’s important that you study colors and know what sells.
Gray-blue, for instance, has been shown to be a huge seller for kitchens. For bathrooms, the best color is said to be light blue. And cerulean seems to be the most popular for bedrooms. So, we strongly suggest you do your research and take a data-based approach to choosing colors if your goal is to make a quick sale.
Adding value to your property can be done by making a few simple changes. Consider all of these options, and always make sure that you put maintenance first.
About The Author: Justin Jersey is a journalist, stylist and blogger. He is an aesthetician by heart who often writes about Art, Fashion, decorating and DIY ideas. He loves sparking creativity and giving them ideas for their own spaces. Follow him on Twitter or Pinterest.
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