Up Your Investment with These Easy Home Improvement Tips

Selling your home can be a stressful experience. You want to make sure you’re maximizing your investment, but you also want to avoid pricing your home too high and scaring off buyers.

If you have a set price you’d like to get for your home and need a little help reaching it, then we’re here to help. Take a look at a few of these tips for boosting the value of your home, and get ready to list your Broomfield home today!

Give the Kitchen TLC

An upscale kitchenAccording to a recent study of millennial home-buyers, the kitchen — along with the bathroom — is one of the most important aspects of a potential home.  Luckily, when it comes to boosting your home value, the kitchen is an affordable way to make a big change.

A few quick fixes you can make? Redoing your countertops is an accessible way to make your kitchen look polished, and a fresh coat of paint on your cabinets will help as well. If you’re all right with spending a little extra money, then installing a new dishwasher or fridge will go a long way in pricing your home. Try giving your kitchen a cohesive look by tying together colors and textures.

Up Your Curb Appeal

A woman potting succulentsWhen it comes to the outside of your home, buyers are going to be judging the book from the cover. You don’t have to go all out and redo your siding or install an in-ground pool, but there are plenty of ways to increase your curb appeal, and your listing price in the process.

Easy tasks include putting a fresh coat of paint on your front door and power washing the siding, sidewalk, and other other applicable areas. Even trimming shrubs, weeding the garden, and putting out fresh flowers will help. Try installing a fire pit and strategically planting new trees and greenery to give buyers a little extra color and a mood boost.

Install the Latest Tech

State-of-the-art appliancesAnother major issue for both older and younger buyers? An energy-efficient home. Energy-efficient technology has come a long way in just the past few years, so it’s likely that your home may not have the latest in money-saving appliances and utilities. But a home that will save buyers on their bills is a big draw — plus, it’ll save you money while you’re still living there.

A new water heater will likely run you anywhere from $1,500-$2,500, but it can bring down energy bills significantly. Other efficient changes include swapping out your windows — which can lower bills by 7-15 percent — or switching your appliances out with ENERGY STAR certified versions. A lot of the energy-efficient options also come with smart technology, which will make your home worth even more.

Get Creative with the Space

An open floor planYou don’t have to go all out and add one a whole room to your house _ although that will definitely increase its value. Instead, just make the space more flexible.

Maybe there’s a wall in your kitchen or living room that cuts off the room abruptly — you can easily knock it out and give the space a more open floor plan. If you do have a little extra money to spend, try adding a deck or porch to the exterior of your home. Small changes like this can make your home much more desirable to buyers.

List Your Broomfield Home

Are you ready to embark on your Broomfield selling journey? Save yourself time and stress, and let the local experts at the J.B. Peters & Advantage Team help you every step of the way.

If you have any questions, would like more information, or are ready to get started, contact us today.

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