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7 ways to increase the value of your home

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You don’t have to spend a fortune to make your home look desirable to potential buyers. Well-timed upgrades and improvements go a long way in boosting the value of your home. They show potential buyers the long-term care you put in the place you live in and increase your chances of selling it quickly.

Increasing the value of your home can be challenging, but it’s also very doable. Here are 7 ways to do it:

  1. Improve the lighting

    Having good lighting can instantly increase the value of your home. Good lighting can make your home look spacious, dramatic, or warm and cozy.  Let in plenty of natural light by replacing drapes with translucent window shades. The strategic placement of mirrors can open up the tight spaces of your home or reflect light in darker areas. To improve the performance of artificial light in your home, you can add dimmers, LED fixtures, or full-spectrum light bulbs.

  2. Add a fresh coat of paint

    A new coat of paint — whether it’s on your walls or cabinets – always gives your home a clean and a fresh new look. Repainting also serves to cover visible wear and tear, which is helpful in increasing the value of your home. If you decide to repaint your home, choose neutrals because they appeal to most home buyers.

  3. Spruce up the landscaping

    A landscaped front yard gives potential buyers a good first impression of your home. To spruce it up, you can simply trim hedges, plant more trees, and add a mix of blooms and greens. Before you buy plants, make sure they’re easy to maintain.

  4. Create more space

    Space is one of the factors that potential buyers look for in a home. Your home doesn’t need to have more square footage, but it has to look roomy and uncluttered. You can create more space in your home by rearranging your furniture, adding more storage space, and letting more natural light in.

  5. Update your bathrooms

    Updating your bathrooms is another way to boost the value of your home. An easy and affordable way to do this is to replace faucets, floor tiles, or the toilet. You can also add a window to the bathroom if none exists. A window will make your bathroom look less confined, especially if it allows natural light to stream in. When you update your bathroom, you give it a newer and cleaner look, which buyers find attractive.

  6. Update your kitchen

    Just like the bathroom, updating your kitchen also makes a huge difference in the value of your home. You don’t have to renovate your entire kitchen; changing a few parts and appliances could increase the value of your home in no time. You can replace your old kitchen appliances with stainless steel ones, change your counter tops, and give your walls and cabinets a fresh coat of paint.

  7. Keep your house spotless and well-maintained

    A clean and well-maintained home will definitely increase its value. Potential home buyers notice the smallest detail so you want to make sure that your house is immaculate. You can hire a regular cleaner, or call on carpenters, electricians, or plumbers as the need arises to repair or maintain key areas of your home.

Planning to sell your home in Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell or surrounding areas of North Atlanta Georgia? Contact the Sherry and Maria Team today to schedule an in-home consultation. We are Cumming, Georgia real estate specialists with both sellers and buyers’ agents and we will help to make this experience the best it can be. You can reach us at 678-283-1710 (Sherry) or 678-548-5513 (Maria).

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