Great Ways to Add more Value to Your Home

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There are many reasons why you would want your home to appear more valuable. It is always a good idea if you are planning on selling your home anytime soon. Sometimes a few simple changes can add thousands to the sale price. You may want to add value to your home to impress your friends and host dinner parties; you may even want your home to look the best on the street or keep up with the neighbors; whatever your reasons, there are many ways to add more value to your home. Sometimes it may take a little creative thinking and a bit of work, but no matter what your budget is, you can always do something to make the house appear more expensive. To help you out, here are a few of those methods below:



If you want to add more value to your home, then one of the first things that you need to do is to declutter. Clutter is such an eyesore. Once the drawers and cupboards are crammed full, it starts on the surfaces, then the floor, stairs, etc. Clutter can have such a drastically negative effect on your health too. It can sauce a lot of stress and anxiety; it can prevent you from sleeping well, and it can prevent you from living in the moment by constantly reminding you of the past. Whether that past was good or bad, the end result is the same, lamenting rather than living. If you want to live a better life in the present, then you need to declutter. Clutter is always a way to a dirty home. This is due to the fact that it prevents you from being able to clean properly. Over time, dust, pollen, mold, mildew, and even animal droppings and carcasses start accumulating, drying out and infecting the air. This is breathed in by everyone in the home and can cause a lot of breathing difficulties and even asthma in some people, especially children, as they are far more susceptible to this sort of thing. So, if clutter is an issue for you, and it is an issue to a lesser or greater extent for most people, then you need to start decluttering. Once you have decluttered, you will see the benefits, the home looks neater and tidier, and it will appear larger and less claustrophobic. Clutter makes a home appear neglected, too, which will devalue it. The feeling that you get as you enter will be heightened, too, thus upgrading your home and increasing its perceived value. 


Having a lot of problems in your home will definitely decrease its value. Not only that, but if you are living with a lot of things that do not work, then this will cause you a lot of frustration and annoyance, which will bring down your quality of life. If you have a leaky tap, this can be extremely annoying, for example. Other problems like a blocked gutter can cause leaking down the side of your home, which can damage the house, as can a leaking roof. So, it makes sense to write a list of all the things that are wrong in the home and begin working through them. For some issues, you are going to need to spend a bit of money. A leaking roof, for example, will need you to book a professional roofing inspection service and get the job done correctly. Other things may just require you to start filing in a few holes and painting over them. Once you see that you are working through that list and things are being fixed, you will feel better about your home, and it will have less obvious issues, which will increase its value. 

Create Space

More space means more value, and you can do this in a number of ways. You could covert an attic or a basement and create more living space that way. These sorts of conversations can add as much as 10% to 20% each to the value of your home. Another way to add more space is to have an extension. This can be a costly affair, so you better make sure that the value you are adding is more than what you will be spending. You could take down a wall and convert two rooms into one, like a kitchen diner, or living room diner, etc. Another way could be to remove a chimney breast is another way, although this can be relatively expensive too. If an actual physical space upgrade to your home is out of the question, then you may want to find more subtle ways to make your home appear more spacious. There are a lot of tricks you can do to give the illusion of more space. Painting the walls a lighter color is one way as if putting up a lot of mirrors. Changing all wooden doors to ones with windows in can make a room appear larger and let light through too, brightening everything up. Painting the skirting the same color as the floor can give the illusion of more floor space. Rearranging the furniture, or throwing out some older bits of furniture, is another way. Perhaps you can attach a television to the wall rather than using a television unit. 

The Bathroom and Kitchen

If you want to make a home feel more valuable, then you need to pay particular attention to these two rooms. These rooms have the most functions, and the kitchen is generally considered the heart or the hub of the home. If you have the budget and your kitchen and bathroom are in dire need of remodeling, then it is time to rip it all out and install something brand new. This instantly makes your home far more desirable. Hopedvr, if a whole new refurb is not in the budget, then you need to make a few less expensive changes. These things can include installing a brand-new backsplash; there are plenty of brightly colored ones you can choose from. You can change the faucets and all the drawer handles and knobs. You could hang a few floating shelves; perhaps you could put up some decorative kitchenware on the kitchen and some plants. Plants look good in either room. Think about putting up some images too. Painting the kitchen and bathroom is a way to brighten them up. If you have a smallish kitchen and don't have a table, can you buy a space-saving table that you can lift up from the wall? There are a lot of options out there for you to jazz up your kitchen and bathroom to make it appear more valuable. It may be worth investigating things in this arena due to how important these rooms are to the overall value of your home.


Painting your home is a pretty standard way of freshening everything up, cleaning up the edges, and hiding a multitude of sins. Any kind of water staging can be covered with a good lick of paint. Lighter-colored paint can also be used to make a room appear larger, as mentioned earlier. Color can also be used to create a mood. If you want a room that is going to have a calming effect, then a light blue or green will work. If you want a room that is productive, then a bright red. If you want to make a room feel cozy and warm, then a dark red may work. When you want to paint a room, consider the feel you want the room to have and find the right color t create this mood.


Paneling is a way of adding tenure and depth to the walls. Panels can come in a wide variety of themes and styles. If you want a rustic feel, then you can find a lot of wooden styles; if you want a brickwork pattern with texture, then panels are the thing. Panels can also make a room appear much grander. This can look particularly good in a dining room, for example. The good thing about paneling is that you do not need to spend a fortune on hiring someone to install it, as they are pretty simple to do yourself.

Change the Front Door

If you want the home to look good from the off, then a new front door is one of the first things that you need to do. If your home is on the dark side, then you should buy a door with windows in it to make the space inside lighter. You could decorate the door by putting potted plants on either side and hanging baskets too. Paining the masonry work surrounding the door is another good thing to do too. By changing the front door to something more sturdy, you can make the home safer too, which is another thing that will add value. A front door with all the other add-ons adds curb appeal and can make your home stand out from the crowd. This instantly makes it looks like something better and more expensive.


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