Tips to increase the value of your home this spring
Spring is finally here and many of us are spending most of our time at home right now. Whether you were planning to get your house ready for the spring house selling market, or you are simply looking for ways to spruce up your home, now is a great time to tackle some home improvements. Your house is probably one of the largest investments that you will make in your lifetime, so show it a little love with these projects to add value to your home.
Of course the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about improving your home in these months is spring cleaning. Did you know that, in addition to making your home a safer, healthier space, cleaning and decluttering can add to your home’s resale value?
Decluttering will make your home look larger, cleaner, and give the impression that you have a lot of storage. Start your decluttering journey by setting aside a small period of time (as little as 20 minutes) each day to dedicate toward straightening things up, and sorting through your belongings to see what you are able to donate.
Once you have decluttered, it will be much easier to give your house the deep clean it deserves. Steam your carpets, scrub your floors, dust your light fixtures, wash your windows inside and out, and wash your curtains. Don’t forget to vacuum forgotten areas like your vents and behind your fridge.
Warmer months are upon us, so get some outside time by putting on those gardening gloves and working on your landscaping. Adding color and dimension to your landscaping can go a long way. Add some containers with bright flowers into your flower beds to give them a nice and layered look.
Weed your flower beds and mow your lawn regularly to keep your home looking neat and tidy from the outside as well.
Make Your Front Door Pop:
The front door is the first thing your guests or potential buyers will see before entering your home, so you want to make sure you are giving a welcoming first impression. Brighten your home by painting your front door in a color that contrasts well with the rest of your exterior. You can also add bold house numbers to your entrance and a seasonal wreath for a homey touch.
There are many inexpensive ways to add value to your home, and some of them will take you less than a weekend to complete. Take advantage of the warmer months and show your home a little love beyond spring cleaning.