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The Best Home Improvements to Make to Increase Your Home’s Value

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you might want to take out some time and money and make some improvements to your home. While you might be saving up money for San Antonio movers and decorations for your new place, you can sell your home for a higher price with a few well-chosen improvements. Don’t be afraid to spend a bit of money in order to earn more money once you successfully sell your home.

Put Your House in Order

Rather than think about adding more square footage or any of the other common home upgrades, you’ll first want to take care of replacements and repairs to the major systems to your home. Such systems include:

  • Sewer
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Heating

Whenever someone is thinking about buying your home, they’ll want the reassurance of knowing that they won’t have to spend thousands of dollars in the upcoming months on completely new pipes. Taking care of these system upgrades yourself shows how ready you are to sell the home and that you want to sell the home in good faith.   

Outdoor Fixes

Rather than remodeling things on the outside of your home, think about replacing them instead. Replacing is usually less expensive than outright remodeling and can still increase the value of your home. Specifically, you’ll want to replace the windows, garage door, siding and front door. For the siding, consider foam-backed or fiber-cement vinyl siding. Vinyl window replacements will also serve you well in addition to a steel entry door for added protection.   

Turn Your Attic into a Bedroom

An attic can be remodeled into an extra bedroom, which is one of the absolute best ways to add value to your home. While such a remodeling job can cost you roughly $50,000, you can expect about a 72 percent return on investment.

If you don’t have an attic, you can do the next best thing for the value of your home, which is adding an extra bathroom. You might think that kitchens are more valuable to potential homebuyers, but that focus has shifted to the bathroom. A half bath can add about ten percent to a home’s value while a full bath can add roughly 20 percent. Bear in mind that the other features of your home will also play a part in how much it’s actually worth. Homeowners who don’t have the funds necessary to build on a new bathroom might want to think about giving their current bathrooms a quality facelift. Get some new fixtures, flooring and paint at the very least.

Head Outside

Get potential buyers excited about your home before they even step inside of it. Work with professional landscapers on your front yard as well as your backyard. You can also add solar-powered lights to the walkway of your home, make sure your lawn is always well-maintained and edged and consider adding some tasteful flowers to your flower bed. In addition to these tips, you might also want to think about adding a fence to your property.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money improving the value of your home, but you will want to spend a lot of time thinking about the improvements that can be made. When you are ready to move, San Antonio movers are standing by to give you a hand.