Best home improvements that increase value

Best home improvements that increase value


Are you wondering about the best home
improvements that increase value? If you’re like most homeowners you’re
always on the hunt for home improvements on a budget. Well you’ve come to the
right place because that’s what we’re talking about today and we’re starting
right now. Hey everyone welcome back to my channe,l my name is Harry Moore and
I’m a realtor in the Washington DC metro area, and I post new videos every week
about all things real estate in the DMV. Everyone’s always wondering about what
home improvements add the most value. The problem is that lots of home
improvements don’t have a great return on investment financially. They may bring
you great joy and pleasure and be an expression of you and how you want your
home to be, which is all totally fine, but that does not convert to getting your
money back when you go to sell your home. There are lots of things you can do to
improve the look and feel of your home without breaking the bank. Today we’ll
look at some project ideas in six different areas that can really freshen
up the look of your house without spending tons of money or time. First up,
a minor bathroom remodel, recaulking the tub, removing those old shower doors and
either replacing them with new ones or a nice shower curtain and rod, any of those
can be a good step towards bringing your bathroom into the 21st century. Another
project that can really help with the refresh is replacing or reglazing the
tub. Deciding which of those makes more sense depends on the age of the tub, what
the surround is made of, and whether you’re doing other things in the
bathroom or not. Another low cost way to modernize the look of your bathroom is
with a new light fixture and a new mirror those two things alone can make a
surprising difference. Second up landscaping. A green lawn and colorful
plantings can really enhance the front of your home and make it pop in pictures
that buyers will see. Local gardening centers often have people on their staff
who can help with basic suggestions as to plants that go well together. Make
sure to take a few pictures of your house, and the areas you want to
change so they can get a sense of what you’ve got to work with. Here’s an
interesting tip that I picked up in my research for this video. If you have
slate or flagstones you can clean and seal them to give them a fresh look and
a deeper color. Click on the link in the remarks to see some before and after
pictures that I found. If you’re looking for more ideas to make your house look
great when the buyers first arrive check out my earlier video about curb
appeal from the street. Number three, a minor kitchen remodel. If your kitchen
could use a refresh, and you don’t want to change the floor plan, then a minor
kitchen remodel might be just the thing for you. You could consider options like
refacing the cabinets and putting new hardware on or possibly just painting
the old cabinets. Depending on their finish and the style of the doors that
can be a great solution. More contemporary lighting can also provide a
whole new feel for a dated kitchen. Well-placed recessed lighting and under
cabinet lighting can help brighten up the whole room, and shed more light
directly on the counters. Speaking of counters, if you’re thinking about
replacing them don’t just assume that granite would be the best choice. For
many installations, quartz countertops have become a really popular alternative.
Number four, hardware another way to give an updated feel to your house is to
install some new hardware. Door knobs kitchen cabinet knobs and pulls, front
door hardware and maybe some new hardware in the bathrooms. Good choices
distributed throughout can give the key spaces a much fresher more contemporary
look without really changing many of the major components. The front door is the
place where most buyers are going to “shake hands” with your house for the
first time, so if you’re interested in some good tips about what to do there
check out my earlier video about dressing up that part of the house.
Number five, let there be light. A couple of
strategically placed new fixtures and fresh new bulbs throughout the house
that are a consistent hue can make a real difference in how the house feels.
LED bulbs have come down substantially in price over the
past few years, so replacing bulbs with these energy efficient alternatives
isn’t nearly as expensive as it used to be.
Paint paint and a little more paint! One of the best things you can do to freshen
up the look of your house is getting out the roller and brush, or in my world
calling your favorite painter. It may be a good idea to change the color scheme
of your home a bit. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out the link below
from the Sherwin Williams site with 50 most popular colors in 2019. If you don’t
feel up to the agonizing process of picking a new color, then you may want to
consider a strategic repainting of high-traffic areas just to get rid of
those nicks and marks that life throws at your walls. You can start with the
magic eraser before you paint. That’s sometimes good enough, but if that still
doesn’t do the trick then a fresh coat of paint may be in order. So we’ve looked
at some great low-cost high-return home improvement projects to get your house
ready for sale. If you’re considering some other
projects and you’re wondering whether they’re gonna give you a good return,
then put them in the comments or reach out to me directly. I’m happy to give you
some feedback about them. I’m Harry Moore with Keller Williams Capital Properties,
and I want to say thank you for taking the time to watch this video. If you
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10 thoughts on “Best home improvements that increase value

  1. If you've got questions about whether a remodeling project will help to get your house sold, let me know in the remarks!

  2. I always say..contact a realtor before you are doing any remodeling..even if you dont want to move now!

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