Many homeowners know that remodeling can help to improve a home and boost its value. On the other hand, remodeling can also be expensive. National research reveals that homeowners spend somewhere between $17,170 – $60,507 on home remodels.
While this kind of home improvement investment may be out of reach for many, there are ways to improve your home value and quality of life while not breaking the bank. Here we look at some of the best ways to improve home value on any budget.
Transform your Home Lighting With Solatubes
Lighting is a frequently overlooked component of home interiors that can make a significant difference to home value. New light fixtures and fittings only require a small investment to install, and yet can make a big difference in home appearance.
Improved lighting can make a space appear larger, highlight certain aspects of a home, and provide a more healthy and functional environment.
Daylighting is one of the greatest contributors to lighting value, as it offers a free, natural and healthy light source to the darkest rooms in your home. Tube skylights are particularly efficient in supplying a filtered yet bright source of daylight to any room in the home. Light tubes are relatively inexpensive to install, particularly compared to other skylight types, and provide a great return on investment.
Transform Your Attic With Solar
Attic improvements are one of the few remodel projects that actually provide a gain on the return on investment. Installing attic insulation is relatively inexpensive and yet provides as much or more in the value it provides to a home. Attic insulation helps to manage a home’s heating and cooling needs, which is highly valued in today’s energy conscious market.
Solar powered attic fans are another excellent option for regulating home temperatures in hot, sunny climates. Inexpensive to install and running only off renewable solar energy, solar powered attic fans are a great way to boost home value with minimal investment.
Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel ‘Lite’
Kitchen and bathroom remodels are two of the most popular remodel choices, and for good reason. A neat and new bathroom or kitchen can add thousands to home value, but kitchen and bathroom remodels can also cost thousands, too.
A less expensive option is to conduct a ‘mini’ remodel. Replacing the fixtures and fittings, cleaning or re-grouting tiles, and refreshing features like the towel rack and mirror are minor DIY changes that can make a substantial difference.
Professional Floor Cleaning
While being underfoot causes it to be overlooked, flooring can greatly affect your homes overall appearance. Professional carpet cleaning, tile cleaning or hardwood refinishing can lift marks, scratches and stains and make your home look like new. For a relatively small investment professional floor cleaning and repair can transform the look of your home and make it look like new again.
Boost Curb Appeal
A fresh coat of paint on windows, doors and trimming, a clean driveway and well-kept garden would cost much, but could add thousands to your home value. If you are thinking of selling, be sure to pay attention to how your home looks from the outside as well. Curb appeal is how your home looks from the street, and it defines the first impressions of your home. Maintaining high curb appeal keeps your home looking polished and helps to boost your home value.
Maximizing home value with minimal investment is easy if you know where to focus. Improving your home’s appearance and performance is easy by carefully choosing aspects of your home to transform.