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What’s It Worth to You? How to Add Value to Your Home

Knowing how to add value to your home isn’t about making huge changes. Small improvements here and there can add to your enjoyment in your home until it’s time to sell – whether that’s next year or next decade.

It doesn’t matter if you’re about to say goodbye or you’re just settling in for the long-haul: your home means something to you. That’s why it’s worth adding enjoyment value to your home as well as potential upgrades for a higher resale price at the end of it.

Whether you want to spruce up your home to make the most of it or add to an imminent resale price, try these simple tips to create more value from your property.

Knowing how to add value to your home isn’t about making huge changes. Small improvements here and there can add to your enjoyment in your home until it’s time to sell – whether that’s next year or next decade.

It doesn’t matter if you’re about to say goodbye or you’re just settling in for the long-haul: your home means something to you. That’s why it’s worth adding enjoyment value to your home as well as potential upgrades for a higher resale price at the end of it.

Whether you want to spruce up your home to make the most of it or add to an imminent resale price, try these simple tips to create more value from your property.

How to Add Value to Your Home in Five Easy Steps

You don’t need to make huge changes or remodel your entire property to add value to your home. These five easy steps could add thousands of dollars to your property’s resale value, or give you a sense of happiness for years to come.

1. Get Savvy with Storage Solutions
Small houses or older properties without much storage can lead to clutter. Finding smart storage solutions will help you to organize your home.

This added organization will make your home feel calmer as you’re living in it – and easy to tidy for viewings when you’re ready to sell.

Find multi-purpose furniture, for example, that offers hidden storage. A coffee table with a lift-out lid, or a couch with storage space in the bench, will add extra storage without adding to the clutter.

2. Renovate Your Kitchen

The hub of the home, a kitchen renovation is the easiest way to add both practical and monetary value to your home.

Older kitchen layouts, for example, may feel clunky and not give you enough room to move around. Changing where the cupboards and appliances are could revolutionize how you use the space and make it a really enjoyable room to spend time in.

You don’t even have to invest in a large remodel, either. A simple spruce up with new cupboard doors or flooring can make the kitchen space feel more modern, bright, and welcoming.

3. Do Some Landscaping

Hire a gardener or get your green fingers to work! Spend some time investing in the landscaping of the exterior of your property to create a more enjoyable environment for you now – and future residents, too.

If your lawn is hard to manage, consider paving or decking for low-maintenance gardening. If your hedges block out the light, it’s time to trim them back.

Simple changes will make your home feel more inviting the moment anyone walks through the garden gate!

4. Reach for the Blue Paint

It’s true: blue paint can add thousands of dollars to your home’s sale price.

Any hue of blue can do the trick, especially in bathrooms and kitchens.

The best bit is that it’s good for you too: the calming effect of blue tones will help you to relax and enjoy your home.

5. Invest in a Deep Clean

The latest fashion in spring cleaning is deciding whether your belongings ‘spark joy’. If they don’t, get rid of them! This’ll help you to declutter your home, providing more space and a calm environment.

But if you really want to freshen up your home, invest in a deep cleaning service. Getting years of grime out of the floors, cupboards, and walls will make it feel like you’ve got a new house – even if you’ve been there for years.

Top 10 Design Ideas for Your New Kitchen in 2018

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. Homeowners and guests spend a lot of time here, cooking and socializing; and the quality of that time can be greatly impacted by how the kitchen is designed. Poor functionality leads to inefficiency and, ultimately, frustration and dissatisfaction with the kitchen and the home. Kitchens are constantly innovating both in style and function. Here are the top 10 design ideas for your new kitchen in 2018 to consider when designing a new kitchen.

Extra Refrigeration

Consider “point of use refrigeration” in addition to your main refrigerator. Your first thought might be a beverage cooler, which is a great start, but also think about installing one for produce or meat right beside your prep station.

Get Serious About Storage 

Think beyond the deep drawers and extra cabinets: you want well-designed storage solutions with appropriate spaces for small appliances, food items, and more. When there’s truly a place for everything, it’s easier to stay organized.

Concealed Appliances

Induction stoves, refrigerators that look like cabinets, and microwave drawers (as shown below) create a sleek, cohesive look for your kitchen, especially if it’s an open concept that blends into your living room.

top 10 design ideas for your new kitchen in 2018

Top 10 Design Ideas for Your New Kitchen in 2018

Microwave Drawer

In a brilliant combination move, you can conceal a walk-in pantry behind regular cabinet doors: you maintain your sleek design and take advantage of optimum storage at the same time.

High Tech

Bluetooth-connected appliances allow for smoother multi-tasking. Automatic faucets make it easy to wash produce and dishes, and you’ll probably save water while you do it. Don’t forget to include energy-efficient washers, dryers, washing machines, and more.

Composite Countertops

Looking for a unique, eco-friendly option for countertops?

“Formed from materials such as fly ash or recycled paper, composite countertops inhibit the growth of bacteria and resist stains, scratches and heat. Most are free of VOCs, emit no radon gasses, and are considered food safe.”

You might need to seal the countertop, but that’s necessary for certain stone countertops, as well.

Go Gray in the Kitchen

Though white is still a great option for kitchen cabinets, it’s slightly darker cousin is getting a lot of attention lately, too. HGTV is calling gray the new white. A fun way to incorporate it is to go grey on the island or just the base cabinets in the kitchen. If gray isn’t your thing, shades of blue also make a nice contrast with lighter-tone cabinets. Even the wood flooring can bring in shades of gray if desired.

top 10 design ideas for your new kitchen in 2018

Go Bold

Bold, look-at-me hardware is fun, and the trend extends to lighting fixtures. Your kitchen hardware can draw attention because of size, shape, color, or “bling” (like these at right); so get creative when choosing knobs and handles.

Best Kitchen Design Ideas Hardware“Big, bold and in long widths, this new, chunky look demands attention as an important design element in the kitchen. Warm finishes in brass, copper, bronzes continue to be strong, but black and polished or satin silvers such as nickel work just as well in these bigger, more modern designs.”

Multi-Purpose Sink

You know the sink has to be big, but there are options beyond size to consider. Draining grates and cutting boards that fit into a groove to slide without slipping are easily removed for washing, but they allow you to transform your sink into a full work station with less mess. When you go really big, you can install two faucets and make space for two people to work at once, perfect for hosting large dinner parties or family meals where everyone shares in the prep work.

Hardwood Floors

In the kitchen? Hear us out. This allows for a seamless kitchen-to-living-space look in an open concept, and hardwood floors are tough. Choosing a hardwood like oak or maple will help it last and last, despite the high volume of traffic in the area. Plus, “Solid hardwood flooring can be refinished 10 to 12 times during it’s typical 100-year lifespan.”

top 10 design ideas for your new kitchen in 2018

Wood Floors

If you’re concerned about the upkeep, go with wood-patterned tile: it’s easy to clean and care for, and these look-alikes are getting so good you’ll hardly notice it’s not real wood.

Polished Concrete

Great for floors or counters, polished concrete offers a wide range of colors and patterns. It’s long-lasting and resilient, perfect for your high-traffic kitchen. It does have to be sealed, as it is more porous than tile. However, it will stand up really well to pets, people, and parties.

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