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You can easily improve the value of your home when you make the right additions! Generally speaking, home additions that increase the functional space in a house is more valuable than aesthetic improvements.
You can spend as little or as much as you want to improve the value of your home. Big additions like bathrooms and outside decks mean big money but come with big returns. But making smaller improvements can make a big difference, too, and even if you’re not selling your home, you can make it more comfortable for you and your family.
Easy Crown Molding
Adding crown molding to a room adds instant charm. Trimroc crown molding from Canamould Extrusions is a lightweight polystyrene foam coated in hard plaster. It cuts easily with a handsaw and it goes in with just a little joint compound. A little dab of mud will cover any ragged joints. It looks great and goes up fast and adds lots of interest to any room.
Bright Kitchen Cabinets
Dark wooden cabinets are old news these days. They may have been trendy at one time, but these days, we like bright kitchens. Using a strong cleaner, a little sandpaper, bright paint, and some elbow grease will transform your dreary kitchen to a fab new area with lots of color. Go bright with white or yellow or go bold with green or peach, but whatever you do, you will improve the value of your home with a bright, clean kitchen.
Update Old Floors
Laundry rooms and mudrooms see a lot of action, but we don’t always look too closely at their floors. Add an almost instant update very cheaply with vinyl tile. It’s easy to install, colorful, easy to clean, and crack resistant. You can buy 12X12 tiles in dozens of colors, patterns, and textures and the sky is the limit by making decorative designs with contrasting tiles and borders.
Add a Backsplash
These days it’s easy to add interest and style to your kitchen with a new backsplash behind the sink and under the cabinets. You can choose from a single sheet of beadboard or go for colorful tile. It’s a quick and easy weekend project that will make you ever grateful that you did it after you see how it can transform your kitchen.
Reinvent Your Space
Though a bigger project, reinventing a room in your home can bring a big return for your family and for when you decide to sell. Improve your home value fast with an additional bathroom or by remodeling your basement. Though they may seem expensive, if you can afford it, it’s well worth it as you can expect to recoup 80 to 130 percent of your investment when you sell your home.
Keep it Basic
Keep your eye on the basics, like regular painting and fixing the roof when you notice a leak. Replace rotting wood and peeling or discolored caulking.
Keeping your home healthy, safe, solid, and clean keeps your home beautiful and comfortable for you and your family and completely sellable when you decide to move on.