Whether you’re prepping your house as a rental unit or simply want to increase its curb appeal, it seems like there is a seemingly endless number of home improvement tasks you can invest in to increase your property value. Of course, not every homeowner wants to invest tens of thousands of dollars in remodeling a kitchen or bathroom to increase the value of their home–and the good news is, you don’t have to!
In reality, there are several inexpensive home improvement tasks that can give your home a fresh look while also increasing its value. Here are three of our favorite inexpensive, value-adding home improvement tasks:
Few things can lower the appeal of your home like faded or outdated paint. Whether your exterior walls need a fresh coat of paint or your living room could use a brighter color, fresh paint gives a clean, updated look to your home. In fact, Consumer Reports estimates that spending as little as $100 to $1,000 on paint touchups can increase your home value by as much as $6,000. There’s no denying that replacing the purple paint in the guest bedroom with a more neutral color can do wonders for enhancing your home’s appeal!
2. Plant a Tree
If you’re planning on living in your house for years to come, planting trees in your yard is one of the best ways to ensure a long-lasting increase for your home value. Healthy trees improve the entire appearance of your yard, and can even reduce your home cooling costs when planted in the right locations. According to HGTV, “mature trees in a well-landscaped yard can increase the value of a house by 7 percent to 19 percent,” demonstrating that planting trees and continuing to take good care of them can ultimately pay big dividends for your home value.
3. Fence Restoration
While a well-maintained fence can add great character to your yard, a worn or faded fence will ultimately detract from your home’s overall appearance (regardless of how much security it provides). Thankfully, there’s a cheaper solution than tearing out an old fence and starting over. Homeowners who wash, re-stain, and seal their fence can regain the potential value and curb appeal a fence can add to their property–and at a much lower cost than a new fence installation.
These relatively inexpensive home improvements can increase your home value by thousands of dollars! So what are you waiting for? For these and other great home improvement offerings, contact the ezhome team today.