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Increase the Value of Your Home with These Simple Tips

Want to increase the value of your home? These easy tips will do just that! Whether you are selling your home or just want to make it look incredible, these tips will help you to feel comfortable letting anyone into your home!

Get Your Paint Brushes Out

Painting kit

Painting sounds like such a simple solution, but it goes a long way. Have you ever seen a house with the bedroom bright colors like blue and pink? Isn’t it a huge turn off? It gives you a bad impression of the house, right?

Painting the house will give your home instant value. Get rid of the wallpaper, and let’s get painting!

The colors you should be looking at are neutrals that go with the other design elements of the home. There are warmer neutrals like beiges and tans, then there are colder neutrals like whites and grays.

Benjamin Moore gives us their best-selling neutral colors!

  • Shaker Beige
  • Pashmina
  • Fairview Taupe
  • Revere Pewter
  • Grant Beige
  • Alexandria Beige
  • Horizon
  • Gray Owl
  • Portland Gray

This gives you a great selection to choose from when looking at neutral colors to paint your home! Never underestimate the power of white. Painting your whole house white again gives it a blank clean slate which impresses people as well.

Another tip: paint all the baseboards white. This gives the house an instant makeover as well. Keeping up with the latest painting trends will always add value to a home.

Get Rid of Popcorn Ceiling

When people see popcorn ceilings in a home, it sometimes makes their skin crawl. Luckily for you, you can get rid of it fairly easily and do it yourself.

BEFORE you do this yourself, you have to test for asbestos if your house was built before the 1980s. If asbestos is a problem, you will have to get it professionally removed because of the health risks it causes when getting removed.

If your asbestos-free, start removing! Today’s Homeowner gives step by step instructions on how to remove popcorn ceilings.

Update Kitchen

Paint palette

Kitchen’s sell houses. This phrase is completely true. If you want to add an extreme amount of value to your home, upgrade the kitchen! People spend the most time here cooking, cleaning, bonding with family, hosting events, and more.

To upgrade the kitchen, paint the cabinets, add a stunning backsplash, and upgrade the flooring. Although this all sounds expensive, it’s actually not and you can do the work yourself.

Find a great white cabinet paint to paint the cabinets with. This takes a little time removing the doors and handles but it will be time well spent.

Find a sleek backsplash you can easily piece together yourself. This is another weekend project but won’t be hard to accomplish. Your local hardware store will be able to tell you everything you need for putting up the backsplash you want.

Pick out a great waterproof laminate wood flooring you like. These can easily be pieced together on a weekend too.

One last thing to do in the kitchen is to upgrade the appliances. If you’re looking to sell your home, old appliances will turn people away because they are a pain to replace. Most people are looking for a move-in ready house. You can find great cheaper appliances at scratch and dent stores. These appliances might have a scratch on the side, but you won’t ever be able to see it and it will work great!

Value Added

These couple upgrades and fixes add a tremendous about of value to your home. You will be able to sell it faster or enjoy it for yourself!