There are dozens of things that a homeowner doesn’t have control over when it comes to the value of their home. The school district, the neighborhood and neighbors cannot be changed. There are many areas of a home that the homeowner has control over. These things can be improved whether you are considering selling your home or just want to increase the overall appeal of the home itself. Small, easy fixes can make a huge difference in the look and feel of the home.
Rotting fences, an overgrown lawn and a garden full of weeds can easily be fixed with some outdoor work. The outside of the home tells visitors and neighbors whether you care about your property and have some pride of ownership.
Window treatments can be seen from both the interior and the exterior. People are looking at your home whether you want to believe that or not. Consider the state of your window treatments even if your neighbors won’t come inside to see the curtains. They’ll still see them from the outside. They are an easy way to add visual flair to a drab room. Curtains can be changed more often than the furniture and can improve the aura of the home.
Those half-finished projects that litter the home should be completed. The huge obvious ones like the hole in the wall where you were going to add built in cabinets should definitely be fixed. Half-painted rooms, cabinet doors unfinished and floors only covered with a dozen tiles should be completed soon.
The same goes for repairs. Your home will be more appealing to you and to your guests if leaky faucets are repaired, air conditioning is working correctly, and toilets are not running continuously. While it can be a pain to keep up with repairs, if they are left to fester, it can be disastrous.
It seems like no home ever has enough storage. Adding improved storage options can update the look and feel of a home. Cluttered homes can feel drab and disappointing. When items are stored correctly, the home feels airy and clean. This can improve the state of the homeowner’s mood too.
Home improvements make the homeowners happier with the state of their home. If they plan on living there for a few more years, the improvements can make life easier and more pleasant. If they plan on selling, the improvements could bring in more money during a sale.