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5 Ways to Increase Your Home Value for Resale

Lewis Robinson Oct 18, 2019
If you're lucky enough to own a home, you probably spend a lot of time either making improvements. Every time you do, you're also considering whether or not that improvement will add significant value to your home. Here are 5 improvement projects that will add value to your home as well as providing immediate benefits for you and your family.

1. Pool

If you're looking for a home improvement that you’ll be able to enjoy with your friends and family, but will also add value in the long term, consider adding a pool. If you live in Florida for example, you can look at exciting pool designs in Pensacola or anywhere in your area to see what options are available.

2. Outdoor Living Space

An outdoor living space can be anything from a grill and a patio to a full bar and kitchen. They’ll do wonders, both for your enjoyment and for your resale value. A fire pit and some seating can make more memories with your family, but it’s also going to do wonders for your curb appeal and improve the value of your home, all at minimal cost.

3. Smart Home

In a smart home, everything from a refrigerator to the lightbulbs can be accessed and controlled, usually via a phone, computer or tablet. Additionally, you can include security measures that allow you to keep an eye on your home at all hours of the day and night. In the long term, it can be a valuable selling point.

4. Renovate Bathrooms

While it can be a huge hassle to retile and reinstall new fittings, it’s well worth it. It will improve your day to day life as well as add value for resale. You’re often not aware of how outdated they’ve become until you redo them. Someone who is seeing your house for the first time won’t make that mistake.

5. Built-in Storage

Built-in storage spaces like bookshelves, pantries, closets and linen cupboards can make a huge difference in your day-to-day life. It might not be on everyone’s list to check for, when they’re buying a house, but it’s something that everyone will be happy to see when they find it.

Remember

Whenever you are considering for a major home improvement, think of long term as well as short term benefits. You want to make sure that the improvement will add value to your home in the long term, but a house is more than an investment. It's your home for now, enjoy it!