These easy home improvement projects can boost the value of your home!
Your home is a major investment in and of itself. Whether you are planning on eventually reselling it or plan to live in it forever, its potential as a source of income should not be underestimated. According to CNBC, a home can appreciate in value as much as $15,000 in a given year on average. This makes it important that homeowners protect their investment. You can do this with a home improvement that ensures that your homes look will last. Aesthetic is a major part of your home’s value, so do everything you can to make your home look great.
The following are three examples of project you can take on to protect both the value and look of your home. Your home is a goldmine of equity, but you can’t take advantage of it if you do not understand how to maintain your home properly. These tips are a great place to start, and when it comes time to assess your property’s value, you’ll be glad you invested in it.
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Keep Walls in Good Shape
This is one of the simplest yet most frequently overlooked ways to invest in the look of your home. Too many homes fall into disrepair because basic issues such as holes in the wall or damage to sheetrock are never properly repaired. You can easily maintain the condition of your home by staying on top of minor repairs such as this and keeping your walls in good condition. This includes patching any damage and re-painting whenever necessary. If your walls sustain any damage, it is best to repair it as soon as possible so that the problem does not worsen.
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Invest in New Paint
You might think that if you are satisfied with your paint color, there is no need to think about painting. On the contrary, investing in paint is almost always a good idea. This is especially true when it comes to your home’s exterior. Repainting the outside of your home can extend the lifetime of your siding, and it ensures that your homes look will last. You can take advantage of the same benefits for your home’s interior by repainting your walls every three to four years. Maximize the impact by choosing a sheen that holds up to wear and tear.
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Tend to Your Plumbing
Many people ignore their plumbing until there is a problem. Of course, when there is a problem, it is often far more expensive to resolve than it would have been to prevent. One of the most important investments you can make in your home is tending to your plumbing and having a professional provide routine maintenance. This is an investment in maintaining the condition of your home, but it is also an investment in maintaining the look of your home. When you prevent plumbing problems, you also prevent damage to your home that can ruin its aesthetic appeal.
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These investments are a great way to protect the look of your home and ensure that you see its value appreciate, too. The next time you are looking for a home improvement investment to make, consider one of these for optimal results.