5 Ways To Increase The Value of Your Home

September 17, 2021by Sterling Homes0

If you’ve been thinking about  selling your house at some point in the near future, you’ll want to start getting ready as soon as possible. For many homeowners, this includes grabbing a set of tools from the shed and getting your hands dirty. For others, it just means calling a professional repairer. Selling a home in Nigeria’s competitive real estate market can be facilitated by having a fully functional, aesthetically attractive home. Simply offering the lowest price in the market is not enough to make a lasting impression. When potential buyers are viewing several homes in your neighbourhood, you’ll want yours to be the one that stands out for the right reasons.

So, wondering how to increase the value of your house? Here are ten simple ways that you can approach turnkey status and improve your property’s value before putting it on the market.

Roof and Foundations Repairs

The structure of your home may not be as apparent to buyers at first glance as many of these other factors, but a poor inspection report due to flaws in your roof or foundations could break your sale at the last moment and cost you much more. It’s important to have a professional come ahead of time, so that you can repair any structural flaws. Buyers will want to be satisfied that their new home is safe and built to last.

External and Interior Painting 

One of the simplest, most cost-effective improvements of all is paint! Freshly painted house looks clean and updated — and that spells value. When selecting paint colors, keep in mind that neutrals appeal to the greatest number of people, therefore making your home more desirable.

Renovate Your Kitchen and Bathroom 

The same rule applies in the kitchen and bathroom. You don’t have to start from scratch to create a winning recipe. For maximizing your home’s value, kitchen and bathroom updates are key. Start by swapping out just one item, such as a stained sink or tiles for shiny new stainless models and tiles. Even small kitchen updates will add big value to your home. Also if your plumbing fixtures are more than 10 years old, consider upgrading them.

Replace Worn Carpets or Rugs

Take a look at your home’s soft flooring. Are your carpets and area rugs stained or worn? Nothing turns buyers off more than the thought that they will immediately need to replace all of the flooring in a home. Ideally, you may want to replace them all, but if a limited budget puts a snag in that plan, start by replacing the carpet in the room that shows the most wear and tear and replace the others as your finances allow.

Replace light fixtures

Adding or updating your light fixtures is a relatively inexpensive way to add value to your home. However, the amount your home value will increase after a lighting fixture update is hard to determine. It depends partly on the quality of both your existing and upgraded lighting. For example, if you have very dated lighting and replace it with premium fixtures, you could see a significant return on that investment.


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