Monday, January 18, 2016

Five Affordable Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

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Today we'll be discussing five different ways to increase the value of your home in Los Angeles County. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to install a new kitchen or bathroom to get a good return on your investment. There are much smaller and less expensive ways to add value to your home.

  1. Refresh your kitchen: Your kitchen is the heart of your home, and where most people gather during parties. Instead of buying updated appliances, you can simply add in new lighting fixtures, replace old knobs, and repaint cabinets. The small things can add up and eventually make your kitchen feel very different. 
  2. Brighten up the bathroom: You can add a fresh coat of paint, re-grout, replace light fixtures, and maybe even install new sink and shower fixtures. This is far less expensive than remodeling your entire kitchen.
  3. Replace light fixtures: These can be very inexpensive and they can add beautiful detail to each room. The brighter your home the better. Buyers don't like to buy homes that are dimly-lit. It makes them think that you're trying to hide something.
  4. Don't forget curb appeal: Buyers will begin to form opinions about your home before they even enter the driveway. This means your home has to look perfect. I suggest power-washing your entryways, trimming your hedges, and maybe even planting some extra flowers. 
  5. Consider how the buyers will see your home: Buyers need to be able to imagine themselves living in your home. This is why it needs to be clean, organized, and decluttered. The buyers need to see your home, not your stuff!
Just these small things can help add extra value to your home. It doesn't take a ton of extra money to get a good return, it just takes a little extra effort on your behalf. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!