When was the last time you took the time and money to nurture your biggest investment? After purchasing a house, homeowners should always remember to routinely invest in their property. Investing in a home will not only insure that your family remains safe, comfortable, and secure, it will also insure that your property’s value continues to grow.
Here are 4 ways you can make small investments in your home for a better house, and even better value.
Investing in an Alarm System
A quality alarm will ensure your family and household items are protected. An alarm will not only deter a thief from entering the home, but also alert authorities of a potential danger. In many instances, the most reliable ADT home security services will offer several packages that may fit into the budget of most homeowners. If you are a homeowner, you should find a qualified alarm company and discuss your needs, as well as your budget.
Investing in a Forever Kitchen
In many households, a great deal of daily interaction occurs in the kitchen. Because most families spend a lot of time in this room, it's one of most important areas for homeowners to keep up-to-date. Periodically update appliances or refinish cabinets to keep things fresh and relevant. Making small, piecemeal updates to your kitchen is the ideal way to maintain its value. There's nothing worse than neglecting the space and having to invest in major repairs and remodels down the road when it's time to sell. Maintaining an up-to-date kitchen can increase your property values dramatically and allow you to have a more comfortable lifestyle.
Investing in Landscaping
Since the exterior of your house is the first image anyone sees, it also has a big impact on the value on your house, and the whole neighborhood for that matter. By simply adding colorful flowers or a tasteful walkway, you can change the outside look of your home for the better, without much work. In the spring, you may want to plant a few flowers or lay down some grass to compliment the exterior of your house. If DIY isn't your deal, consider working with a landscape architect or gardener to address your outdoor needs.
Painting the Exterior and Interior
Every few years, homeowners should routinely paint the exterior of the home. Since the public views the outside of your house on a daily basis, it is important to make sure everything is looking good, not listless and drab. An interior coat of paint can do wonders to spruce up your home as well. New interior paint is especially crucial if you plan to sell your home within the next year. Buyer's expect things to look brand new and there's no better, cheaper way to achieve a model home look than with a few cans of fresh paint.
It doesn’t take a great deal of money to invest wisely in the value of your home. If you’re considering a home sale and would like a personal assessment of where you should invest your dollars wisely, reach out and we’ll match you with a First Team agent.
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