Guest Blog By: Skylar Ross
Before you sell your home, you want to do everything you can to add value to it so you can price it higher on the market. There are many ways to add value to your home, but remodeling it is by far the most effective method.
Remodeling can be done in almost any area of the home to add value to it, so let’s take a look at some projects you can complete that will increase your property value before you sell your home.
1. Install Some New Countertops
This is one of the most common remodeling projects before selling a home, and for good reason. Some new countertops can really make an impact on your property value, especially if we’re talking quartz countertops or another highly valuable material. Quartz, in particular, is great for any home because of its natural beauty as well as its durability and stain-resistance.
2. Change Your Siding
Installing some fresh siding that also happens to be in style will not only improve the durability and lower the maintenance requirements of the home, it can do wonders to modernize your aesthetic and attract a younger demographic.
One suggestion here is metal board and batten siding. This siding is made from stainless steel, making it incredibly durable. However, it can be styled to look like natural, wood-grain siding.
There are numerous stylistic options with metal board and batten siding, including a natural log cabin look, and a contemporary, white board and batten style design. Depending on who your target market is, you might lean one way or the other.
3. Add New Door Trim
One inexpensive and subtle way to add value to a home before moving is to update the door trim. The lintels and pilasters that line your doors tend to become weathered over time, by updating your exterior door trim with a trendy new option, you can make a big change to the exterior look of your home without spending much at all.
4. Address the Smaller Details
On the subject of inexpensive remodels, you can also install new items like house numbers, doorbells, door knockers, mailboxes, or even install a new permeable paver pathway leading up to your front door. When you address a lot of small details, they add up to make a home seem much newer and more welcoming.
The best part is, these miscellaneous items are rather inexpensive. Even a new permeable paver pathway costs very little and takes less than a day to install.
Give Your Home a Makeover to Raise the Value Before You Sell It
Whether you’re looking to spend a lot or a little, the ideas we’ve listed here are excellent ways to get the boost in home value you’re looking for. From smaller projects like door trim and miscellaneous items to bigger remodels like new countertops and siding, completing one or more of these ideas is a smart way to raise your home’s value before you list it.
Skylar Ross is a contributor to the Innovative Materials blog. He is a content writer for the construction and home improvement industries with an interest in landscaping, outdoor remodeling, and interior design. Skylar is focused on educating homeowners, contractors, and architects on innovative materials and methods of construction that increase property value, improve sustainability, and create a warm and welcoming ambiance.