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How To Increase Your Home Values-Cheap Tips For Higher Home Values

Updated on August 10, 2013

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Home values are increasing, but not quick enough. Learn how to quickly increase your home value.
Home values are increasing, but not quick enough. Learn how to quickly increase your home value.

Increasing Home Values


When it comes to your home, the overall value is very important. There are several different ways that you can add value to your home by spending little or no money at all. At this day and age, home values are lower then ever, due to the recent house market crash. This is why it is very important to add any value you can to your current home. When creating value to your home, every improvement is important. In this article, we will discuss simple steps that you can take to add to your home's value.



Whether you are just looking to add value to your home or you choosing to sale it, this article will teach you efficient ways to increase the value of your home and property.

Painting Works

Increase your home value by painting the inside and outside. Cheap, easy, and adds instant value to your home.
Increase your home value by painting the inside and outside. Cheap, easy, and adds instant value to your home.

Increase Home Value Painting


One of the easiest and less expensive ways to add value to your home is by painting. Just a simple fresh coat of paint can go a long way in adding value to your home. If it can take a fresh coat of paint, paint it over. This can relate to your home's walls, ceilings, trim, doors, cabinets, and more. You will be surprised how a simple coat of paint will make your home look.

It is very important to remember that you need to choose the correct colors for your home. You want to make sure that the colors you choose are appropriate for your home. Many experts prefer light, softer colors in the living room and dining room. Dark colors are preferred in the kitchen and the bedroom. The colors that you choose are up to you, however, you may want to consider what the professionals outline in this article.

You want to make sure that you paint both the inside and outside of the home. If your home has a wooden deck or porch, make sure you stain all the wood. If you have a wooden fence, make sure it is painted or stained also. Anything that can be painted needs to be painted.

Increasing Home Values Cleaning

Cleaning is an easy and cheap way to increase the value of your home.
Cleaning is an easy and cheap way to increase the value of your home.

Increase Home Value Cleaning


You want to make sure you do a deep cleaning job inside your home. Most people don't realize how dirty their home is until they do a deep clean. This should only cost a few dollars for cleaning supplies and a little bit of your time. When we do everyday cleaning, we tend to avoid certain areas or we feel that they don't need cleaned. Make sure you clean furniture, cabinets, windows, closets, appliances, furniture, home interior, basements, attics, and the garage.

Once again, when you are done deep cleaning, it will literally surprise you. Remember, appearance is very important when it comes to the value of your home. If you have carpet or wood floors, make sure they are cleaned properly. Once you are finished cleaning, your home will also smell much better. Believe it or not, smell is an important factor when someone is looking to buy a home.

Beautiful Wood Flooring

Wood flooring can instantly add value to your home.
Wood flooring can instantly add value to your home.

Increase Home Value With Floors


Another great way to add value to your home is by having high quality carpet or floors. Vintage wood floors can add value to your home. If you have old carpet or cheap carpet, you may want to consider buying a higher quality carpet or getting wood flooring installed. If you have vinyl floors, you should also take them up because they can hurt the overall value of your home.

You may want to make sure that carpet is in appropriate places. If you have carpet in the kitchen or bathroom, you may want to reconsider having them changed. If your home is 50 years or older, there is a good chance that you have real wooden floors in the home. Some owners may not know this because carpet has always been down. It won't hurt to take the time to see if you do. Vintage wood floors are highly sought after in the market.

Home Values Indoor

Trimming is another great way to add value to your home.
Trimming is another great way to add value to your home.

Increase Home Value Trimming


Trimming is an easy and inexpensive way to make your home look better. Not only that, it can also add value to your home. If you don't have trim in your home, you may want to consider putting it in. Make sure you choose a high quality wood trim. Make sure you don't paint the wood trim because this can take away the value that it would add to your home.

You can add trim to the ceiling, flooring, or in the corner walls of your home. You don't want to overdo it by adding trim to all areas. A beautiful solid wood trim can do wonders for the look of your home. Interior wood also adds value and a vintage look to your home.

The floor and ceiling are not the only places that you can add trim. You can also add trim around the windows and doors. You may want to add trim to your closets. Just make sure that you don't add it to everything because it can take away from everything else within the home.

Estimating Home Values

New appliances are a great way to increase your home value.
New appliances are a great way to increase your home value.

Increase Home Value With Appliances


Although this can become a little expensive, buying new appliances is a great way to add value to your home. This can include the washer, dryer, fridge, freezer, oven, and dishwasher. It can also include small appliances such as your coffee machine, toaster, microwave, and mixer. Although small appliances add very little value, your major appliances add great value to your home.

If you can't afford to buy new appliances, you may want to consider upgrading your current appliances. If your appliances are out of date, you may want to try to find newer appliances for sale. You can check at auctions, yard sales, or check the classifieds for newer appliances.

Increasing Home Values

You can increase your home value by simply cleaning outside and adding beauty to your yard.
You can increase your home value by simply cleaning outside and adding beauty to your yard.

Increase Home Values Quickly


The value of your home can also be determined outside of your home, on your property. There are several ways that you can add value to your home by taking care of the outside property. You want to make sure your property has grass. If you have dirt patches, be sure to add grass seed as needed.

You also want to make sure that your property is well maintained. Make sure you grass is cut, trees trimmed, as well as any bushes and shrubs. You can add trees and flowers to your yard also. Outside lighting and stones may also be something that you wish to add. What ever it may be, make sure it is well maintained.

REMEMBER


As you have learned, there are several ways to increase the value of your home. These are just a small portion of the many ways that you can add overall value to your home and property.

The bedroom is a very important room in your home for several different reasons. You will probably spend more time in your bedroom then any other room in your house. You want your bedroom to be comfortable and easy going. Make sure correct colors and lighting are chosen for your bedroom.

You also want to have a room for entertainment purposes. This can also be your living room. You may want to think about adding a surround sound system with a large sized television. This can also add value to your home. There are some very good surround sound systems on the market for a low cost.

Anyone of these tips can add value to your home. Some of them cost nothing and some of them will cost you money. However, the value that it will bring to your home will be worth it in the end. Remember, appearance goes a long way when considering home value.

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    • Insightful Tiger profile image

      Insightful Tiger 

      5 years ago

      Great hub! I will be sharing some of these tips as I have relatives and friends that will be selling their houses this year. Thank you for sharing this useful information.

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      *AE, thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Anyone of these tips can add value to your home. Some are free, some cost a little, while others do cost a pretty penny. But for value, you can go wrong.

      *Frank, great to hear from you. Great points. Although home values are way down, they will rise. Right now is a great time to add that value because of the housing market anyway. It is a great investment.

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      you know thelyricwriter this is a good idea for empty nestors who wanna move into a smaller home.. for new buyers who want to improve the value of their investment.. way up bro :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Adding the wood trim is a great idea. Great tips..

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