How Can You Increase the Curb Appeal and Value of Your Home?
Whether you want to sell your home and impress a real estate appraiser or buyer, or you’re just looking to give your house a nice makeover, there are many ways to do both without even spending too much money.
According to expert RE/MAX real estate agent Tom Ullrich, exterior renovations are a great way to improve your home’s curb appeal. You have to think of what would make your home’s exterior more appealing and how the new look will fit in with the neighborhood’s appearance. Look at the surroundings and see if you’re in a predominantly urban or rural area, if there are trees or an arid area surrounding your home, and if the other houses are painted in bright or gloomy colors. Based on that, you can consider replacing or painting your roof, siding and fence to meet local expectations and boost the appearance of your home quite effectively.
Increasing the value of your property doesn’t just depend on curb appeal and appearances. Adding an outdoor kitchen, for instance, might boost your home’s curb appeal, but it’s often the practical benefits of an outdoor kitchen that will really make a difference in terms of home value. Additionally, when selling your home, interior remodeling (including kitchen, bathroom and basement remodels) as well as practical improvements and the addition of cutting edge electronics and appliances will also work to impress the appraiser and heighten the value of your home.