Tips to Help You Increase Your Home Value

February 21, 2020

If you’re interested in increasing your property value in Racine, WI, either for your net worth or for an upcoming sale, there are a variety of types of remodeling projects you can take on that will accomplish this. No matter what route you take, though, it’s important that you have a clear plan in place before work begins.

Make a wish list for projects you want to complete around the home, and get an accurate estimate for how much each will cost. Be realistic about which are priority items and which are a little closer to fantasy, and determine the kind of financial and time investment you’d need to make to get these projects done. Once you have your plan in place and a contractor to work with you, here are some tips to make your remodeling projects go smoothly.

Only work on one room at a time

It can quickly become overwhelming to have work going on in multiple rooms of the house. Focusing on a single room at a time will help you get these projects done faster than you would if you tried to take on multiple rooms at once. It also allows you to stay focused on what specifically you want to achieve with each project. It will also simply feel as though you’re getting more done when you focus on a single room at a time, because you’ll be checking projects off your to-do list more quickly.

Don’t underestimate how much of a difference small projects can make

Small projects can pay big dividends. You don’t necessarily have to make major upgrades to every room in your home to increase its resale value. A simple coat of paint might be all you need in a single room to make a big difference, especially if everything that’s in there is already in good condition or is relatively new. Putting down new carpet or vinyl flooring in a certain room might be all you need to do to make it feel like a big-time upgrade.

Not every upgrade has to be made with home value in mind

You should consider making a couple lists of projects you want to accomplish: one list focusing on projects that will improve your home’s value, and another that will just be with your needs and preferences in mind. Upgrades that can improve your home value might include swapping out permanent lighting fixtures, doors, faucets and other plumbing fixtures, windows and other more permanent items. Upgrades just for you might include new furniture, window treatments, artwork and appliances.

Focus on curb appeal

If you really want to improve the value of your home, you should pay some attention to curb appeal. Some of the changes and upgrades you can make to your home’s exterior that will go a long way toward adding value include new roofs, new siding, tuckpointing on brick homes, painting trim and high-quality landscaping.

For more information about some of the steps you can take to improve your home’s value in Racine, WI, contact the team at Langenfeld Masonry & Concrete today.

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