9 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

So how do you boost your property's value?

Updated on August 03, 2017 14:08 pm

Stephanie Yee

How to increase the value and price of your house

“If you are like most people, then your home will be the biggest investment you’ll ever make. This is why it is a good idea to increase your home’s value by doing little things around the house,” says Steven Relick, author of How To Increase The Value of Your HouseSimple Home Repairs Any Homeowner Can Do.

He furthers, “A lot of people think that just living in the home is going to increase its value...that’s not going to happen very fast. The trick is to simply improve on what is already there without blowing your budget.”

Here are ways on how you can boost the value of your property:

increase the value of your house by painting it

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1. Paint, paint, paint.

Give your home instant facelift with a fresh coat of paint. It is also the most cost-effective way of updating your home. We’ve got a cheat sheet for painting anything in your home. Not sure what colour should go up on your walls? Here’s a guide on how to pick paint colours in the areas of your home.

clean house fetches higher price

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2. Keep in mind: cleanliness matters.

Who would want to buy a dirty home? Cleaning can do wonders for your home, especially when you’re trying to sell your property. A spotlessly clean home gives the impression that you are one homeowner who takes care of his or her house.

natural brightly lit and ventilated houses improve value of your house

3. Let the light in.

Natural light not only uplifts your mood, it can also improve a room’s colour quality and lower your utility bills.

an inviting and well decorated house increases its value

4. Add curb appeal to your flat.

Give your main entry a good first impression. Whether it’s a painted front door, an eyecatching flower box, or a parade of potted plants, buyers (and guests) will surely take notice.

home improvement fixes to your bathroom adds the appeal and increases its price of the house

5. Beautify the bathroom.

Sometimes, you don’t need a bathroom renovation to buff up that bath space. All you need is a little updating here and there. (Read: Guide to Better Bathrooms) You don’t need to break the bank when you can prettify your bathroom in budget-friendly ways.

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6. Visually enlarge spaces.

Small home? No problem. As long as you can show how spaces are maximised, buyers are impressed. Give the illusion that your compact space look and feel so much bigger. (Read: 10 Ways to Make Your Small Space Look Bigger)

learn home DIY tips to update your kitchen to fetch high selling price

7. Update your kitchen.

The kitchen is a dealbreaker in most property transactions. No one wants to buy an outdated preps and cooking area. It is, after all, the heart of the home. Make sure your kitchen is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. If you decide to renovate the kitchen, here’s a step-by-step guide. Also, consider these kitchen renovation tips.

well maintained floor tiles and flooring increases the value of your home

8. Don’t forget the flooring.

You don’t want buyers to be disappointed when they look down. Make time to fix any flaws in the flooring and replace carpets and rugs when needed.

smart storage corners score points for increasing selling price of your house

9. Mind your storage.

Anyone who will move into your home will be needing storage options. Ensure your home has smart storage solutions—from bedroom to bathroom, in unexpected corners in your home, even for bag and book collections.


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