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15 Home Updates that will Increase your Home’s Value

Looking to sell your home soon or in a few years? Maybe you just want your home to stand out?  There are plenty of ways to make improvements, but not all will add value to your home.  See a list below of updates that will have your visitors or potential buyers excited about your home and help you get the most bang for your buck!

First Impressions will always have the biggest impact when it comes to your home. From the landscaping to the siding all the way to the front door- these things are what keeps people either coming back or running for the hills. 

Is your front door old or drafty? Replace it with a newer strong and energy-efficient door to keep the drafts out and to keep your guests warm to your home.  A new door can also be a beautiful and unique element to your home. In many cases, a fresh coat of paint is all you need to bring a new element to your curb appeal.

When it comes to landscaping, make sure you pull out all the stops (and the weeds). Trim any overgrown bushes and make sure your windows and doorways are visible because this allows gorgeous natural light into the home.  Add pops of color with bushes or flowers at varying heights to create beautiful depth. You can also create an interesting focal point by adding a fountain or updating a walkway with brick or stone. Wildwood Landscape is a local and professional landscaping company that specializes in creating outdoor spaces and scapes that accentuate your home. See completed projects at www.WildWoodLanscape.com

Siding updates may not seem like an obvious fix, but new siding will enhance the look of your home and will be more fade-resistant than previous designs because of the updated products and technology.  Your old siding may be dull or stained from years of being in the outdoor elements so consider an update that will reap benefits long into your home’s future.

Inside your home, your updates can range from minor to major. Major home renovations will run you a pretty penny so you may not want to invest that kind of money or time into a major overhaul. Do some research in your area and see what other successful sellers are doing to update their homes because some minor updates will also make a big statement. Many of them can be done quickly and can still increase your home value.

Bathrooms and kitchens are the main areas that you will want to make updates to since they are the most used spaces in the home.  In the bathroom, you will want to look at the following things: paint, caulk, and grout. These are quick areas to make a change.  You can repaint, recaulk, and clean your grout easily and quickly and it will add a great look to potential buyers. Another way to update your kitchen and bathrooms is adding new light fixtures to enhance the space.

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home and it’s definitely the number one area on a buyer’s list.  Minor updates will make a big difference and can include: resurfacing your cabinets, updating hardware, and updating light fixtures. Light in a kitchen makes a huge difference to homeowners and to the space. Under-cabinet lighting is fairly inexpensive and can add a great atmosphere to the space. Changing out large fixtures for recessed lights will enhance the space with clean lines and an open feel. Adding techy updates in your kitchen is a great addition as well.  For instance, you can change out regular sockets for USB ports or add motion-activated lights.

When it comes to updating your home, there are many ways to really get the biggest return on investment and we are here for all your outdoor needs. Whether you want to sell or stay in the home- our designers can create a space that works for you and your budget. From outdoor kitchens and water features, all the way to pools and gorgeous driveways- our designers have created amazing homes right here in Northern Virginia. Find us online at www.Wildwoodlandscapes.com and see projects that we have done for your neighbors or give us a call for a free estimate at (540) 338-7190 today.

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