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A Designer's Guide: Increasing Home Value

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We love making homes beautiful. The great thing about investing in improving your home is that you will see that investment return, either by adding value to your home or more immediately if you are planning on selling. Owning a home is a wise investment, and making thoughtful choices to improve the value of your home is a great way to maximize that investment! Home renovation and beautification is our expertise here at Leiht Design, so we've compiled a list of the most effective ways to increase the value of your home. Enjoy!

First Things First

Don't put lipstick on a pig. If your home has significant problems such as a leaky roof, mold, or structural issues, it will be a safety hazard and decrease your home's value. Over time these issues only worsen; the best time to take care of them is now! Hire a home inspector to tell you the details on your home before a potential buyer does the same. The safety of your home is arguably the most important feature of it, so invest well!

Curb appeal

The exterior of your home is the first impression of your home. No matter the luxury of a home's interior, the exterior is the first page of the story. Additionally, improvements on the curb appeal of your home have the greatest return on your investment.

Improvement Ideas:

-Add light landscaping

-Update windows

-Replace/paint siding

-Invest in an attractive front door and garage door

Photo: Farmhouse on Boone

Interior Updates

An updated interior is the key to a home's value. If you're looking to invest in renovation, consider prioritizing the kitchen and the bathroom. Updating your kitchen and bathroom is one of the best ways to increase value! The great thing about renovating these areas of your home is the significant return on investment (ROI) that you can expect. A kitchen remodel will see a 53-81% return and a bathroom between 56-70%. What a deal! This is crucial, especially if you are considering selling your home.

Improvement Ideas:

-Update light fixtures

-Replace old appliances with a newer, energy-saving model​​

-Install new countertops

-Refinish or paint cabinetry

-Update hardware

-Hire a designer for a more comprehensive renovation

Photo: Home Center Realty

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