Are you looking increase the value of your Wisconsin home without spending tens of thousands of dollars? Maybe you’re moving. Maybe you want to live in a nicer house. Either way, you can do simple things to make your home more valuable, and more enjoyable to live in. One hint is to use “green” materials and products, as that is better for our world, and a good thing to tell potential new owners. Also, once your house is upgraded, be sure to contact BW Insurance to see if you need to update the value of your coverage.
An inexpensive thing you can do to brighten up any room. Fresh paint always improves the look of a room. In a room painted a neutral color, paint one wall with an accent color. This can take a room from “nice” to “WOW”, for about $50 and a little bit of work.
A great way to give your kitchen or bathroom an updated look. The choices are nearly endless, and today’s wallpaper is easier than ever to install.
There are so many beautiful tiles you can choose from for a backsplash behind your stove. Various shades of blue, yellow, or pearlized color are popular. If you’re crafty, choose light colored tiles, and paint a sunflower, lady bug, or different fruits and vegetables on a few of the tiles. Tiles are easy to clean, so no more unsightly grease stains.
Water filtration system
There are many benefits to a simple system installed in your kitchen, and possibly bathroom, sinks. First, you’ll have much cleaner water. Also, you don’t have to pay for bottled water to get quality drinking water, which saves you money. And when it comes time to sell, a water filtration system, though it didn’t cost you a lot, is a great selling point.
New carpets and rugs
This can be a bit more costly, but it’s worth it for many reasons. For one, it improves the quality of the air in your home. No matter how well you clean, carpets eventually hold dust and allergens, not to mention pet odors and hair. Additionally, you will improve the look of a room by choosing the right carpet. One idea is to use a carpet that is multicolored, so make it less obvious when the inevitable spills do happen.
This is definitely not an exhaustive list, but a good start towards increasing the value of your home. As always, if you have questions on other ways to improve the value of your home, your Baldwin Woodville agent will be happy to discuss these with you.
Check back in the spring for ideas on how to improve the value of your home by making changes outdoors.