Tips on Improving Home Value in Utah

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:18
Published in News & Specials


When selling a home, a professional appraisal is needed to help reveal the true value of your house. The overall value of your home will give your potential buyers a clear picture of what they are about to buy. Even though some uncontrollable influencing factors such as the value of nearby homes and proximity to schools and hospital, a few improvements could increase the overall value of your home. Below are some significant tips that you can enhance its value.

Upgrade you Flooring


One of the most effective ways of boosting your home's value is upgrading its floors. The type of material you choose can be of great impact to the resale value. Among the numerous options of flooring in Utah, there are those that can add more value than others. Some of these options include hardwood, vinyl, stone, tile, and stone flooring. A preferable option is one that lasts longer and is easy to maintain and clean.


Upgrade your Kitchen


The kitchen is the heart of your home, and therefore, the idea of renovating it should be number one on your list. It is also where most families spend most of their time. One of the most effective ways is to upgrade your appliances into stainless steel and installing stone or granite countertops. This is because they are quite easy to change and will enhance the overall appearance of your kitchen. Minor details such as installing shiny knobs on your cabinets and adding a brand new faucet for your sink can go a long way in boosting your home's value. Another great kitchen upgrade is changing the full wall between your kitchen and living room into a half one. This will not only make the kitchen feel spacious but will also allow you to interact with everyone in your living room.

Revamp your Bathroom


A toilet that appears old, dirty, cracked, or does not flush is a great turnoff. The vanity should also be practical and appealing. It should also be recessed into the all to save space. Having proper lighting is also a great value booster. You can add a new window in the bathroom to allow for natural light. You can also buy or simply reglaze your bathtub to give your bathroom a fresher look. Reglazing is recommended because it will save you money but still add value to your bathroom.


Go Green


Going green has become a common trend in the real estate business. It will be a point plus if you convert your home into a more energy efficient one. Installing anything that can help keep out heat during the hot seasons or in when it is cold will also be of great help. You can start with smaller changes such as installing a ceiling fan or a storm door. Larger changes include installing solar panels, double and triple window panning. You can also buy energy efficient electrical appliances.


Install a Sprinkler System


The majority of homeowners are not just enticed by a landscaped garden that has bushes, trees, and flowers. What they really want is green well-maintained plantations. Investing in an automatic sprinkler system will indeed boost the value of your home.


Ensure Regular Care and Maintenance


Before and after any upgrades, you need to address the basic maintenance issues. Some of them include replacing rusty gutters, correcting any plumbing issues, weeding flower beds, and inspecting your septic and furnace. These minor activities can go a long way towards adding more value to your home. Regular maintenance will not only prevent severe damage to the important aspects of your home but is also crucial to any sale. This is because regular effective maintenance will keep your home in great shape.


Design the Front Door


You should not underestimate the power of your front door. This is what people first come into contact with when entering your house. To upgrade this area, you can install a doorbell and an overhang above the door. This will not only enhance the overall appearance of your house but will also provide safety from the sun or rain when you are looking for your keys. You can also add a deck, which will enhance your outdoor appearance. The deck should be built with high-quality materials to ensure that it stays in good shape for an extended period.

Exterior Lighting


There is nothing quite appealing like outdoor lights in the dead of night. Apart from improving the overall look of your home, outdoor lights will also add tens of thousands of dollars in the initial price of your home. They will also enhance safety by reducing the risk of slip and fall during the night. When installing the lights, you need to consult with a professional to have them installed in the right positions.


In this competitive real estate market, simple and unique alterations can go a long way to boosting the value of your home. These improvements will also make your life more classy, fun and easy. To get the most out of home upgrades, it is important to consult professionals such as those who deal in flooring in Utah.

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