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SCROGGS BLOG // How to Increase Your Home’s Value Before Selling It

Did you know there are a few easy tweaks and upgrades you can make to increase your home’s value? With the seller’s market still in full swing in Asheville, NC, it might be time to take the leap. 

If you’re ready to take the plunge and sell your house, here are a few things to keep in mind that will increase your home’s value and get you the most bang for your buck. 

1. Make your home energy efficient

Green, or sustainable, building is now a widespread practice when it comes to new home construction and renovation. If you want to make one update to your home to get it ready for sale, we recommend making it energy efficient. First, ask for a free home energy audit from your utility provider. This can help you better understand where your energy use is going. 

A few ways to make your home more energy efficient include:

  • Updating old appliances to Energy Star-certified appliances
  • Replacing old lightbulbs with efficient LED light bulbs
  • Adding more or higher-quality insulation to your doors, attic, and basement
  • Install solar panels to reduce overall electricity bills
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2. Renovate your kitchen

Renovating your kitchen adds the most value to your home. Many buyers focus on the kitchen since it’s one of the most essential places in a home and where they’ll spend a lot of their time. The offers may not come in as quickly as you’d like without a functional, attractive kitchen.

Small changes can mean significant returns, so think about what is feasible for you and go for it. For instance, coordinate your appliances so they all match, install modern hardware on all your cabinetry, or add an appealing backsplash. 

>> With so many variables, from cabinets, countertops, and appliances, our kitchen remodeling experts can provide the knowledge and skills to develop your dream kitchen. Contact us to get started on your new kitchen renovation.

3. Add custom features

Everyone wants a unique home with custom-built features. And while this can become an expensive endeavor, adding customization to your home doesn’t have to be all or nothing. 

“Custom” can mean many things, such as adding a sliding track door between rooms, extra outlets and lights under your kitchen cabinets, a hidden spice rack, a built-in stock pot filler, or a closet with built-in shelves. While some of these things are a quick add, others can take time, effort, and money. Use your creativity to design the tailored features you think would add the most value to your home.

4. Slap on a new coat of paint

Have you ever been touring a home and been put off by the terrible paint job? Those cracks and divots in the wall the homeowners forgot or didn’t have the time to cover up can mean all the difference in selling a home. A fresh new coat of paint is one of the easiest ways to increase the value of your home and make a better first impression on prospective buyers. 

We recommend checking out the trending colors at your favorite paint store and choosing something that fits your style of home. Sherwin-Williams has a great color-by-room tool to help you choose the perfect shade.

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5. Spruce up your bathrooms

Don’t forget about your bathrooms. This is the second room in your house that can add the most value to your home once it’s renovated. A well-designed bathroom can change your entire routine in the morning and provide you with the positive energy to start your day. Potential home buyers want updated, clean, and versatile bathroom spaces. 

A few ways to spruce up your bathrooms include:

  • Taming any clutter by adding hidden storage
  • Swapping outdated tile with fresh, modern bathroom tile designs
  • Adding color with new paint, tile, art, towels, or greenery
  • Replacing your vanity with one with more storage spaces for better functionality 

>> We have incredibly skilled craftsmen ready to upgrade every aspect of your bathroom, from tile to lighting to features to fixtures. Contact us to get started on your new bathroom renovation.

You don’t need a whole home renovation before you put your house on the market, but a few changes can make all the difference in the offers you’ll receive. Set your budget, see what renovations or additions you can reasonably accomplish, and try to increase your home’s value as much as possible before you list it.