Whether you plan to move next year or tomorrow, it is never too early to evaluate your property’s worth. The price a home sells for is based on factors including the roof, landscaping, and interior spaces/hardware. You’ll have to account for any damage or necessary repairs when coming up with an estimate.
However, deciding to pursue one of these five improvement projects can increase your home’s overall value and make the property more competitive on the market.
When the time is right, google We Buy Houses Charlotte NC or wherever you’re living to find a house buying company that will sell your house fast. However, here are five home improvement projects you need to do to get your house ready for the market in the meantime!
1. Update Screen Cage
If you are fortunate enough to have a pool or screened-in outdoor space, make sure to keep it in working order during your time in the house.
You can up your home value by changing to a “picture window screen cage.” This screen cage style will make your home more inviting and luxurious, as the screens will become unnoticeable but still keep out leaves and bugs.
Because these style screens are highly desirable to potential buyers, the investment will lead to your home selling at a higher price point!
Having a beautiful front lawn and entryway adds another level of worth to your home, as it appears more inviting. You can accomplish this by planting a few flowers or trees outside!
However, your plants need to handle summer heat and winter snow if your property is exposed to all four seasons.
3. Roof Replacement
Your property probably experiences all sorts of weather, from snowfall and hail to extreme heat and even hurricanes. Over time, these events lead to the breakdown of your roof.
With extreme weather, a roof’s lifespan is around 20 or 25 years on average. If your roof becomes broken down or is nearing the 25-year mark, you must replace it.
Having a new roof will prevent leaks/cracks, and the selling price of your home will skyrocket because it is an expense the next owner will not need to pay, making it very desirable on the market.
4. Bathroom Upgrades
Keeping your bathroom space clean and up to date is a simple project that’s worth doing because it keeps your home value high. Upgrading the shower heads in your bathroom will make the home seem even more deluxe because of the new hardware.
A popular shower head to use is called a “rain shower head.” It is wider, and the water stream resembles falling rain rather than a typical shower. This added bit of luxury will be attractive to a future owner!
5. Home Office Space
In this century of new technology, computers, and Wi-Fi availability, going to school online and working from home is much more doable. Having an office space or workshop will make your home sell at a higher price point because of the high demand for these spaces.
More people consider home offices to be necessary when buying a home due to the wide range of uses for reading, paperwork, and full-time work or school.
6. Painting or refinishing cabinets and vanities.
As long as your cabinets are still functional, painting or refinishing them is a great way to add value to your home. Painting them white is a timeless look that is relatively inexpensive compared to replacing your cabinets. There is also a refinishing product called Rustoleum we recommended if you are looking for a darker color or glazed look. If you are a DIYer, your all-in budget for materials would be $200-300. You can also add new hardware or even “slow close” hinges to complete the look.
These home improvement projects are just a few steps you can take towards earning more when you sell your house.
Steps as simple as changing a shower head, adding plants outside, or office supplies to an extra room will make your home significantly more desirable. On the other end, major projects like roof or screen replacements are larger investments that allow you to earn more when selling with your agency or home buying company!