Home Improvements that Increase Home Value

If you're considering selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're probably also wondering how you can get the most value for your home. One great way to determine the value of your home and what the current market will bare, is to have a Lake of the Ozarks real estate agent complete a comparative market analysis on your property. But before you do, here are a few home improvements you can make to increase the value of your home.


Paint the Walls
One of the simplest, most cost-effective improvements you can make to your home is to paint! Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated. When selecting paint colors, keep in mind that neutrals appeal to the greatest number of people, therefore making your home more desirable. It allows buyers to come into the home and more easily envision their own style and decor in place of yours. While it may be your style to include bright bold colors into your decor, you should keep those bold colors to a minimum.

Upgrade Your Flooring
Like most home updates, the value of your space goes up with the investment of new flooring. New floors throughout your home can help to significantly increase your property value. Flooring is a great way to give your home a new look while increasing the value. Even if you are not thinking about selling right away, newer floors can improve your chances of selling when the time comes.

Update Your Kitchen
Investing money in your kitchen is likely to pay off when you sell. The kitchen is the heart of the home and it's a great space in which you can focus on potential buyers. Since many buyers are attracted to updated spaces, a new kitchen is a HUGE benefit to capture their attention. What's even better, kitchen remodels typically offer a high return on investment when it comes time to sell. Consider adding an island for more counter space and storage space. The dishwasher being placed next to the sink can also help with convenience. Think about cabinets and appliances that go together and try to keep these items close. Simple updates to the fixtures and lighting can add extra value, as well.

Don't Forget the Bathroom
Bathrooms, like kitchens, are a huge selling point in your home. They're also the most personal of spaces. Swapping outdated fixtures can go a long way to giving your bathroom an updated look. Go for popular finishes like satin or brushed nickel that pair well with most tile. For shared bathrooms, installing an extra sink can make the idea of sharing a bathroom a lot more realistic for buyers. Storage is essential in this room, so don't overlook the convenience of having multiple drawers for storing cosmetics and toiletries. If space is tight, go vertical with shallow shelves or upper cabinets.

Meet Your Devine Team!
Now that you know some fairly simple and cost-effective ways to increase the value of your home, you can begin the process of making your home everything buyers are looking for! Don't forget, you're not alone in the home selling process. When you work with Devine & Associates, we're by your side every step of the way. We'll happily provide tips and suggestions on how to get your home sold quickly and how to price it right. If you're ready to sell you house at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call!


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