5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Homeowners should always be looking for ways to increase their home’s value. No matter how big or small the upgrade, anything you can do to add value to your home now could pay off big time when the closing date comes. Even if you don’t decide to sell your home, you’ll be able to enjoy your improved surroundings for years to come. Here are five great ways to increase your home’s value:

1. Overhaul the Entrance

This part of your home is the first thing that neighbors, friends, and passersby notice. The landscaping, approach, and doorframe make up the face of your home, so don’t skimp on this improvement. The better it looks from the outside, the higher price it’ll garner in the end.

2. Install New Windows

Not only will new windows add to the energy efficiency of your home, they’ll likely brighten up your space and bring more light into your rooms. A bright home is a happy one, so setting the proper tone for potential buyers should be a focal point for you.

3. Update Your Plumbing

Appraisers take into account the quality of a home’s plumbing when determining its value. The overall status of the pipes, fixtures, and the pipe material all factor in to the assessment, so taking out those old, rusty iron pipes and replacing them with high-tech PEX materials will add substantial value to your home.

4. Boost Your Bathroom

A quick, new paint job or re-grouting should be enough to appease most home buyers, but if you really want to add to your home’s price tag, you should invest in a new toilet, bath, and sink along with the dressings. A tank-less toilet and marble countertop will really make your bathroom stand out against the competition.

5. Remodel the Kitchen

Home remodeler experts and real estate agents agree: upgrading your kitchen is the number one thing you should do if you want to increase your home’s value. It’s the first thing people go to during an open house or a party, so why cut corners in that department? Redo your lighting and install a stone countertop and your home’s guests won’t want to leave.

Hundreds of homeowners in the Seattle area have experienced the dramatic improvement that comes with new marble or granite countertops. Granite & Marble Specialties can help make your dream kitchen a reality. Stop by our showroom or use the contact form to get started on your kitchen remodel project today!