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Whether you’re about to put your house on the market or you simply want to invest in your home, you want to improve your home’s value. More specifically, you want to make smart updates where you can see a return on your investment without spending an excessive amount. To help you plan out any updates and remodels, we’re sharing seven cost-effective ways to improve your home’s value.
Choose Cabinet Refacing in the Kitchen and Baths
Updating your kitchen and bathrooms offer the best return on your investment, but if you don’t have the time or money for a top-to-bottom renovation, don’t worry! Cabinet refacing completely changes the look of dark, dated cabinetry while keeping the frames and boxes and covering them with a new layer of natural wood. We also build new doors and drawer fronts to update the cabinets without ripping out the old frames, so you get the transformation you want at a fraction of the cost and hassle.
Choose In-Demand Countertops
In addition to cabinet refacing, swap out old, dated, or damaged countertops. However, new countertops aren’t necessarily enough – homebuyers are looking for higher-end finishes, and this includes granite, quartz, or even butcher block countertops. Elevate your kitchen and baths with attractive, long-lasting counters, and you’ll see the investment payoff in the boost to your home’s value.
Create Curb Appeal
First impressions count and investing in improving your curb appeal can help increase the value of your home. Adding attractive, low-maintenance plants and flowers, fertilizing the lawn, and trimming trees and bushes can go a long way, but you also may want to take it a step further. Consider the condition of your exterior paint, driveway, and porch, and make any repairs or updates to cracked concrete, peeling paint, or an outdated front door.
Switch to Energy-Efficient Features
New homebuyers are seeking eco-friendly features that will lower their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. Small steps like LED lighting, a smart thermostat, and updated insulation can be beneficial, though if your windows and furnace are older, you can add home value by installing double-paned windows and replacing your furnace with a heat pump.
Increase Finished Square Footage
Square footage directly impacts your home’s value, and often, price per square foot is the starting point for determining the house’s value. If you have an unfinished basement or attic, consider finishing a portion or all of it to add a bedroom, office, or secondary living space or enclose a patio to create an all-seasons room. Even turning an outdoor space into a more comfortable area for entertaining and relaxing can make the space feel bigger even though it won’t be reflected in the square footage.
Update Lighting and Fixtures
For a simple, quick update, change out light fixtures, switch plates and outlet covers for more modern, attractive options. This is especially true if your current lighting and fixtures are the basic builder’s grade, stepping up to stainless or brushed nickel switches and outlets and statement lighting can add value and beauty to your home.
Update Your Flooring
Swapping out old tile or threadbare, stained carpeting for hardwood flooring or even luxury vinyl planks can easily add value to your home and make it more appealing to homebuyers. Plus, installing luxury vinyl planks is a fairly simple, weekend project compared to more intensive tasks.
Request a Free Quote for Cabinet Refacing in Raleigh Today
If you are ready to update your home and improve it’s value, we can help! We specialize in cabinet refacing and building custom cabinetry that will improve both the function and beauty of your spaces. For a free quote and consultation, reach out to us today at 919–809–6161 or fill out the form below to learn more.