The real estate market in Vancouver is one of the most profitable in the entire country. That said, with so much money to be made in selling homes, there is a lot that factors into the value of a given property. As many homeowners find out before it is too late, there are a lot of ways to increase a home’s value by performing renovations in Vancouver. In addition to some major alterations, there are lots of little things you can do to increase the value of your Vancouver home. To help you get started, take a look at this list of 8 ways you can use home improvements to increase the value of your Vancouver home.
8 Ways To Increase Your Vancouver House Value
1. Keep It Clean
A clean house can leave a positive lasting impression on just about anyone, including a prospective buyer! By taking the time to clean things up both inside and out, or hiring a professional to take care of it, you can greatly improve your home’s value. Doing regular cleaning and maintenance around the house will also go a long way when it is time to sell. Think about it as part of your investment in the property. Any time you put in now handling cleaning or maintenance can earn you cash in the future!
2. Keep an Eye Out For Little Improvements
Increasing your home’s value doesn’t have to involve a major renovation all the time. By making just a few small upgrades here and there, you can also help increase your home’s value. Upgrading old plumbing fixtures, lighting and even adding new furniture or the new paint colour will not only make your home nicer while you’re there, it can improve its value for when it’s time to move.
3. Curb Appeal
The first impression your home makes on a person can have a real impact on what they’re willing to spend on the property. Poorly kept lawns, flower beds full of weeds and dirty windows and siding can not only keep your home value down, but it can also actually have a negative impact. Improving the curb appeal by keeping the front yard tidy and neat will go a long way towards increasing the property’s value.
4. Focus on the Kitchen and Bathrooms
When the time comes for some major renovations and upgrades, it is usually best to start with frequently used areas like your kitchen and bathroom. Whether this means you want to do a complete remodel, or just make some superficial upgrades are up to you, and it largely depends on the age of the house, along with your budget. Focusing on these rooms, in particular, gives you plenty of opportunities to make upgrades that are sure to get noticed, and will likely contribute to increasing value. Please visit our kitchen renovation and bathroom renovation service page.
5. Have a Home Inspection
Sometimes getting the most value from your property means paying close attention to details. In some cases, there will be details and issues that you just aren’t aware of. Before you run into issues during the selling process, you might want to have a professional home inspection conducted. This allows you to get a heads up on any major or minor issues that need fixing before the house goes on the market and the buyer’s inspector comes across the issues themselves. In that instance, you may end up losing money, so at the very least a home inspection can help you maintain the value of your home.
6. Take it One Room at a Time
Home improvements of any type usually mean you won’t be able to use a particular room or space for an extended period of time. This is definitely true when you are making major renovations and improvements at home. It is also why you should keep your focus on one room at a time. Even if time is a factor and you want the home upgraded and sold as soon as possible, you can save plenty of time and hassle by scheduling your renovations one room at a time.
7. Eliminate Popcorn Ceilings
The 1970s are long gone, and the same should go for the 70s decor that is still in your home. That means it is time to get rid of that popcorn ceiling that came with the house. While it may be tempting to scrape the popcorn yourself, this is a messy job. Also, depending on the size of the room, it will likely take you more than a weekend to get the ceiling looking smooth again. Enlisting the help of an experienced contractor will remove the serious hassle associated with this job while leaving you with a perfect, flat finish on your ceiling.
8. Improve Efficiency
Adding some energy-efficient appliances, light fixtures and bulbs, water-saving plumbing features and more eco-friendly additions can go a long way. Not only are these options more eco-friendly, but they will also likely be a visual improvement on your existing items, which can always be beneficial for home value.
Please contact Craftsmen Contracting if you have any questions about improving your home value.