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7 Smart Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value During a Pandemic

During this pandemic, people have more free time on their hands, and you should put your free time to good use by working to boost your home’s value. Simple projects like painting a room or removing popcorn ceilings will make a tremendous positive impact on your home’s value. Boosting your home’s value doesn’t require spending large amounts of money or having lengthy construction projects because it can be done by small strategic projects that provide the most return on your financial investment. At the end of the pandemic, you will be able to look back and see how productive you were as you worked on various projects to boost your home’s value.

1. Declutter

Especially if you are selling your home, declutter, declutter, declutter. By removing items from your house, the space will appear larger which will help boost your home’s value. Since you have more free time now, you should spend time cleaning out your closets, sorting through paperwork, organizing drawers and cabinets, and removing unused furniture from your home, and you could even sell these items which will provide you with extra money.

2. Finish any home improvement projects.

During the pandemic, you should take the time to finish any home improvement projects you started but never finished. For a home’s value to be increased, home improvement projects need to be completely finished so you can reap the full benefits of them. If you need professional help, now is the time to have an expert come in and help you complete the project, and if you have any doubts about your ability, call a professional.

3. Paint the interior walls.

A fresh coat of paint can instantly brighten and modernize a room. If you are selling your house, you should paint in neutral colors so it appeals to more potential buyers. Shades of off-white, grey, and beige are popular and help to make places appear larger. Investing in a can of paint and making the time to paint a room may not seem like much, but it will have a tremendous impact on your home’s value.

4. Focus on curb appeal.

First impressions are everything, especially regarding a home’s curb appeal. When people first arrive at your home, the lawn is the first thing they will see. Landscaping should be routinely performed and should include mowing the grass, weed eating along the driveway, and pulling weeds from the flowerbeds. Landscaping doesn’t have to cost much, but you need to ensure that your home’s landscaping is pleasing to the eyes. To help boost your home’s value through curb ways, painting the front door or shutters or power washing any siding are also small ways to make a huge difference.

5. Remove any popcorn ceilings.

Popcorn ceilings immediately date a home, and removing it is not very costly but does require a time commitment. Now that people are spending more time at home, it is the perfect time to rid your home of its popcorn ceilings. To remove the popcorn texture, you must coat the area with a solvent to be able to scrape the texture away. This small change will make a large impact on modernizing a home which instantly boosts the home value.

6. Build an addition or storage shed.

Nothing increases a home’s value like increasing the home’s square footage by building an addition or adding a storage shed. An addition will add livable square footage while a storage shed provides a place for people to store bulky or out-of-season items that will free up space within the home. If you plan to build, make sure you obtain the local construction permits you need from your area before beginning any construction project.

7. Install energy efficient products.

Having an energy efficient home will provide a tremendous boost to your home’s value because it will save money in the long run. For a home to be energy efficient, you should focus on replacing current appliances with energy efficient ones, installing newer windows and doors, and providing energy efficient lighting. To integrate with technology, you can install smart thermostats and solar panels to help your home be as energy efficient as possible. Having an energy efficient home will boost your home’s value because it saves money and helps the environment.

At the end of this pandemic, you will most likely have spent more time at home than ever before, and what better way to spend time at home than to make improvements that boost your home’s value. Simple projects like decluttering a space or switching to energy efficient lighting will make a large impact on your home’s value, and they will be great ways to invest your time and money during the pandemic. Now more than ever, it is key to resourceful with both your time and money, and boosting your home’s value is the perfect way to spend both of these valuable resources.

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