Whether you are looking to sell in the near future or just want to increase the equity you have in your home, investing in a few additions is a great way to boost your home’s value. In addition, if you are planning to stay in your current house, making small improvements will improve your overall quality of life. Fortunately, Air Tech of Central Florida is here to help with the complete guide to increase your home’s property value and improve its overall ambience.
– Improve Your Home’s Ambience –
It doesn’t require a contractor or interior decorator to improve the ambience in your house. Here are some tried and true methods to help boost the quality of you and your family’s life at home.
#1 Choose the Right Wall Color
Greens, blues and creams will provide a sense of calm. Reds, yellows and jewel tones bring out warmth and excitement. Use color as a mood-lifting design tool for your desired emotion. Take a look at this interesting article on the Psychology of Color.
#2 Add Texture to Your Decor
Layer rugs, add some colorful pillows, drape a soft throw blanket or bring in a potted plant to transform a plain or dull room into a more decadent and comfortable space. Houseplants not only add a bit of life to indoor rooms, they are also a great means of filtering out harmful indoor air pollutants.
#3 Install a Sound System
Background music can transform spaghetti night into an Italian escape, or a empty room into a tranquil retreat. Smart speaker manufacturer Sonos recently partnered up with Apple Music and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin to study the effects of music on listeners’ lives. The key findings showed music drastically makes us feel closer and more connected, both physically and emotionally.
#4 Maintain a Comfortable Temperature
Nothing can affect the ambience of a room more than maintaining the perfect temperature in your room. If you are struggling with inconsistent temperatures between rooms, you may have an issue with your home’s insulation, ductwork or air vents. Whatever the source of the discomfort, it’s important to maintain a nice temperature to keep your home a haven of comfort.
– Increase Your Home’s Property Value –
If you want a big return on your investment for the long run, you have to use your money wisely and invest in smart improvements.
#5 Boost Curb Appeal
Improving the curb appeal of your home is one of the single most effective ways to increase the value of your home, and it requires a relatively minimal investment. Take some time to give the front of your home a makeover with a simple paver walkway, new planters and a fresh coat of paint on the front door. Your home will instantly look more expensive, and you don’t have to spend much. Here are a number of one-day curb appeal projects to explore.
#6 Update Your Flooring
New flooring is another great investment in your home. While few homeowners realize it, flooring can really transform a space. Just be sure if you’re replacing floors, you go with the real stuff because you’ll get a much better return on your investment.
#7 Renovate the Master Bathroom
Something every buyer is looking for these days is a sleek, sophisticated bathroom. So, if you are looking to add value to your home, redoing your master bathroom is a great way to go. At the very least, install new fixtures, regrout the shower and freshen up the paint. If you really want to up the ante, install crown molding and change out the lighting.
#8 Finish the Basement (or Attic)
Adding more livable space to your home adds major value to it. So, if you have a basement or attic, consider finishing it. If you choose to do so, though, be sure that you have the appropriate permits and follow code, or the new space may not be considered “livable.”
#9 Update the Kitchen
Many homeowners look at the kitchen as the “heart of the home,” so this is another great place to invest some money. As you make updates, though, be sure to consider reworking the layout to make it as functional as possible. Otherwise, you won’t really have added much value to the space.
#10 Modernize Plumbing
While it’s not necessarily a “pretty” new addition, updating the plumbing can go a long way toward adding value to your home. The plumbing is heavily considered in an appraiser’s estimate of your home, and it is an important component for buyers as well. And, good news! This update is actually less expensive than most people think.
#11 Replace Your Furnace/HVAC
A new furnace or HVAC unit is typically one of the last things homeowners want to put money in, but the reality is that installing a new HVAC system increases the value of your home, saves you money in monthly energy expenses and attracts more potential buyers.
Call Air Tech of Central Florida
Installing a new HVAC unit is a beneficial addition to any home. Contact Air Tech of Central Florida today to have your system evaluated and to get a free estimate. Our team of highly trained professionals also offers full plumbing services and a number of handyman jobs, including crown molding, painting and gutter cleaning. Our certified technicians can help you make sure you get the most value out of your home you can. Call us today, or schedule service online to get started.