by Zona on September 30, 2016

5 Ways to Increase the Value of your Home

Your home is probably your biggest asset - and probably your biggest debt as well. Keeping in mind that your home provides not only shelter but also a chance to grow your wealth by increasing its value, it is well worth your while to keep your home up-to-date.

But not all home maintenance and renovations are equal. Some renovations increase your home’s value far more than others. If you are trying to decide where to direct your home renovation dollars, here is our top five:

1 - The Kitchen

kitchenThe kitchen is referred to as the heart of home because it is usually the hub of activity. When it comes to increasing your home’s value, the kitchen is where you are going to get the most bang for your buck. Kitchen renos tend to be pricier, but it’s where you’ll generate the best return on investment.

If you don’t have the budget to do a full kitchen reno, there are other options. You can have cabinetry refaced, which adds a contemporary look. Consider switching out faucets and fixtures for more modern styles as well.

2 - Curb Appeal

Don’t underestimate the value of curb appeal, especially if you are considering selling your home. Prospective buyers often make up their minds before they even cross the threshold. Pay attention to landscaping outdoor lighting. Invest in high-quality windows and doors, which send a message about a well-cared for home.

3 - Build a Deck

Something that will really add value your home is to enhance your outdoor living space. Building even a simple deck provides extra room for entertaining and for spending time together with friends and family. Spruce the deck up by staining it, or by putting out nice planters and patio furniture.

shower4 - Spa-like Bathroom

With work-life balance an ongoing challenge, the appeal of a spa-like bathroom is tremendous, not only aesthetically, but from a return on your renovation dollar investment. Think soaker tub, rainfall showerhead and cool, calming paint colors.

Bathrooms get dated quickly, so putting in a new tub, toilet and shower can do wonders. Update flooring and sinks as well to reflect more contemporary styles. Finish the space with a smart mirror, funky light fixture, and trendy fixtures.

5 - Gadgets

Another way to add value to your home it is to make it hi-tech. Install programmable thermostats, alarm systems, and other automated home features. People appreciate the convenience and the quality that these extras provide

If you are considering how to boost your home’s value, we’re the experts, especially when it comes to plumbing solutions in your kitchen and bathrooms. We’ll make it look great- and add value too. Call Griesemer Plumbing & Mechanical Service, Greenwood, IN today at (317) 881-9536.


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