Improvements to your home, whether big or small, are a good investment for resale, and will help make your home more enjoyable while you are living in it. Here are few things you can do to improve your living space, and why these fixes are significant.
Fixing any issues with your house’s structure should be top priority when it comes to home improvement. Before looking into functional upgrades to rooms and aesthetics upgrades to your house, make sure that the foundation is strong. Repair leaks or other issues with your home’s exterior that may be causing damage, and take care of any other major concerns that could affect your house’s structure.
A remodeled kitchen or bath we be a lot less impressive if your house smells musty from mold or mildew from water damage. Don’t focus on a extraneous upgrade if your home’s siding is falling off or the foundation is faulty. Make sure that you prioritize your repairs and upgrades so they make both financial and structural sense. Fix the foundation first and then add in all the fancy details.
You don’t have to tap into your savings to start improving your home. Each minor improvement you make will add up to big changes in your home’s appearance over the long run. Set small goals such as painting a room once a month, and by the end of the year you’ll have a fun new color scheme throughout your entire house. By making small incremental improvements, you can also better budget for changes. It’s much cheaper to buy paint for one room at a time than for every room in the house, not to mention the overwhelming effort that can be required to undertake such a task.
Curb Appeal is Big
Font doors can be a great place to start with upping your home’s curb appeal. By replacing your front door with an upgraded version, you’ll also be making your home more energy efficient as the new door will provide a better barrier against the weather. Another easy way to improve your home is to add some simple shrubbery, or prune the landscaping you currently have into a more modern design.
If you’re interested in making a major home change, consider your kitchen or main bathroom first. These rooms generally have the most expensive construction; therefore, fixes to these spaces can have an excellent return on investment. But, consider the uniqueness of your home when deciding on a major upgrade of this scale. Compare your home to other homes in your neighborhood and think about how your home may appear to future potential buyers. If your home is the only one in your neighborhood with an outdated kitchen, it may be wise to spruce up that area before investing in a wrap-around deck.
Even if you plan to live in your current house for the rest of your days, life can bring about sudden changes of plans, so it’s a good idea to consider how upgrades may affect a future sale on your home.
If you’re looking to make some home improvements, also consider your HVAC system. Generally, an HVAC system lasts about 10 to 15 years, and an HVAC upgrade can seriously improve both your quality of living and energy efficiency in your home. Give us a call today if you’d like to learn more about this beneficial home improvement project and how Ashworth can help. Call 304-397-8695 today!