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How To Improve Your Home’s Value

Posted on: June 13th, 2012 | No Comments

If you’re looking for a way to increase your home’s value before selling (or in preparation for an appraisal), we have a few simple suggestions! Regardless of your budget or the kind of home you own, there are a number of DIY projects you may want to consider.


Landscaping is one of the quickest ways to make your property value climb. You can redo a tired, drab lawn by creating a small garden space complete with plants that are tough enough to resist the summer heat. If your home has a beautiful doorway or gorgeous windows, put colorful flowers near these features to grab the eyes of passersby. Make sure all shrubs are neatly trimmed and that the ground cover isn’t suffering from a weed infestation.

Your bathroom is another area of the home where a small investment can pay off in a big way once your home is appraised or sold. Add a new toilet, tub or shower, and faucets to instantly update the bathroom and make it visually appealing. A tile floor can also be a great change.


If you have a bit of extra money to spend, you should look into installing new appliances – refrigerators, washing machines and clothes dryers, and dishwashers can all make a home more attractive to potential buyers. Updating the cabinets and light fixtures in the kitchen will also give your home the edge when it comes to value.


You should also take care of the small details, like having the carpets professionally cleaned and creating more storage space. These easy measures will help your home grow in value – and make it even more pleasant to live in before you sell!

Martin Lenich Martin Lenich (136 Posts)

In addition to owning his own Inspect-It 1st franchise, Martin Lenich is the General Manager of Inspect-It 1st. Mr. Lenich’s expertise spans over 25 years in the inspection, design, and construction industry, branding and marketing, technical and operational management, risk management, technology implementation, as well as training. As a leader of the Inspect-It 1st team, he continuously identifies opportunities to enhance clients' experiences with Inspect-It 1st, and to keep Inspect-It 1st positioned as the industry's Gold Standard in residential and commercial property inspections. Inspect-It 1st inspectors, “provide the right balance of technical detail and business sensitivity to the art and science of property inspection” – Martin Lenich.

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