How to Increase the Value of Your Santa Monica Home

If you ever plan to put your home on the market in the future, it’s vital to assess what adds value to your home. From minor improvements to major remodels, there are several things that you can do to increase the value of your home.

Make Changes to Your Home

Here are a few things that you can apply:

A Good Paint Job: Give the outside as well as the inside of your home a brand new makeover. Painting your home with a good, weather-resistant paint will make it look better to potential buyers. If you have dark paint on the interior walls, or old wallpaper that makes the room seem dull, strip it away. Choose light, airy colors that will brighten the room and make your home seem larger. Also, take the time to repair any damage on the walls, both exterior and interior.

New Windows and Doors: Ventilation is very important to potential buyers. But it’s also good to have the right ventilation for you and your family. Larger windows that allow more light and air to circulate will automatically make every room more appealing. If your doors are damaged, have them painted. For external doors, where the damage may be extensive, you may have to replace them altogether. As Santa Monica contractors, we can help you install beautiful and tasteful new windows and doors.

Revamp the Garden: A well-maintained lawn and garden will increase the appeal of your home. Clean your garden and make sure the plants are regularly pruned. Add beautiful flowering plants and perhaps even hedges to make the front of your home more attractive. Keeping a garden is hard work though, so make sure that you only add things that you can manage on a daily basis. You can even consider laying a path or adding some lawn lighting for a truly unique look.

Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades: If your bathrooms and kitchen are in need of a remodel, there’s no better way to add appeal to your home. The kitchen is the busiest room in the house and making it look bright and fresh will attract buyers immediately. Bathrooms are also important, and it’s vital to stick to clean color palettes for both these rooms. New floor tiles, backsplash tiles, lighting fixtures, faucets, and other details will really pay off in the long run. Avalon Construction Corp is a trusted Santa Monica general contractor who can help with these kinds of remodels.

Heavy Cleaning: There’s nothing less appealing than a cluttered home. If you do plan to show your home to buyers, make sure that you do an intense and thorough job of cleaning up. Even if you’re not selling, a heavy cleaning at least once a year will do wonders for your home. Even the dullest room can be spruced up and made attractive by clearing the clutter.

Written by Matthew Talbot for Avalon Construction Corp

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