Isn’t it great when the output is greater than the input? Don’t we generally seek to leverage some hard work for a greater return? Since our homes are among our largest purchases, we do all we can to maintain and increase their values, even if we aren’t planning to sell. So with that in mind, we’ve put together our list of 10 ways to increase the value of your home before selling.
Top 10 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home
1. Plant some trees
The difference between a mediocre neighborhood and a beautiful one is just a few trees away. You’ll just need a decent round-point shovel and some elbow grease.
2. Paint something
There’s probably no quicker way to make such a big difference than by painting the exterior, the interior, or maybe just a wall.
3. Install a floating bookshelf
Make a wall or room look warmer with a floating bookshelf. Make sure it’s level!
4. Display potted plants
You can have an ever-changing garden with potted plants.
5. Keep your lawn tidy
This one is directed at my neighbor specifically. Don’t underestimate the value of curb appeal. Keep it fertilized and green and trimmed.
6. Install a decorative outdoor light
Make it a nice place to come home to after dark. Make sure you wire it properly according to local codes.
7. Install ceiling fans to increase the value of your home to potential sellers
Install a ceiling fan. You get form and function all in one. Safe wiring practices also apply here.
8. Organize your workshop with a pegboard
Install a pegboard on a wall or over a mobile workbench.
9. Hang some art on the wall
You’ll want a cordless drill for this job if it weighs enough to require an anchor.
10. Extend your HVAC system’s life with a new air filter
Now there’s an AC filters-by-mail service that will send you new filters at regular intervals so you don’t neglect it.
We hope you’ve found something in 10 cheap home value boosters to boost your home’s value. If you’re a Pro and have home value-boosting tips, add them in the comments below—or shout out on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!