10 tips to increase your home's value

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10 tips to increase your home's value

Lei Adrienne Segovia—Homify Lei Adrienne Segovia—Homify
by Excelencia en Diseño Colonial
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Homes are more that just a place to live in. In fact, these properties are lifetime investments that we may even benefit from in the future. Whether you're planning on selling your home any time soon or maybe three decades from now, knowing its worth is a must for any homeowner.

If you want to work your way up the property ladder to your Filipino dream home, you need to know how to maximize the value of where you live now. Not only will you increase your property value, but you will also achieve your home's potential in aesthetics and curb appeal. Here's a list of 10 amazing tips to add and increase value to your property. 

1. Plan on your remodel

The easiest way to start on remodeling or redecorating your house is through keen detailed planning. If your home is new, get to know it. If you have already been there a while, get started right away. List the things you want to change and the updates you would like to make. When writing wishes down, be realistic and mindful of your financial picture. 

Once you have made a plan, do research or talk to a realtor to see what sort of return those improvements may bring. Some improvements will add considerably more value to your home than others. Feel free to contact our professionals at Homify -- they definitely know best when it comes to remodeling your home!

2. Keep your house clean and organized

If you are considerate about the lifetime value of your home, don't just leave it neglected. By making a clean house a priority, keep these in mind -- stay on top of maintenance issues, spotting potential problems before they become expensive ones; don't allow dirt and junk to build up over time as things like mold can become a nuisance if allowed to spread unchecked; and remember that a clean house is healthier for you and your family, thus multiplying the benefits you will get from an organized and de-cluttered home. 

3. Redecorate your front entrance

We all have heard of the saying First impressions last, and let's face it… it's totally true. Whether friends and family are just visiting your new or remodeled home or buyers are stopping over to take a look at your property, a welcoming and inviting front yard or entrance is the first thing they will notice. 

This beautiful entrance design from Gorgeous Gardens features an arched vine with blooming foliage, a classic bricked wall, and a concrete tiled pathway leading to the house. Simple yet elegant!

4. Improve your home through baby steps

A drastic renovation could empty in your pockets in one seating. Instead, tackle one area at a time. Small improvements really do pay off. Especially if you have spent a bundle on making an upgrade, you can make small changes for the next couple of months. Upgrade a couple of electric plugs, buy a small lamp, or repaint your front door like in this sample design. Stick to one upgrade per month and you will be happy with what you see.

5. Beautify your bathroom.

Eclectic style bathroom by ZD+A Eclectic

Of all the rooms in your house, the bathroom is the workhorse. There is a lot of wear and tear, so you want to keep it functioning well and make good looking upgrades along the way.

Play with the trendiest yet most affordable materials in the market and incorporate them on the countertops, cabinetry, and even flooring. Also, upgrade your bath area -- with an 85 percent return, install a sleek-looking bathtub. You will enjoy hours drenching in a hot bath with your favorite scents. 

6. Upgrade your home kitchen.

Similar to the bathroom, the kitchen is also where a lot of workforce is rendered. You spend most of your time cooking and prepping meals for the family three times a day here; thus, redecorating and redesigning it is a smart idea. 

You can opt for a new paint color, add more wooden touches, or install more pendant lighting fixtures. Whatever upgrade ideas you have in mind, make sure that all the elements will go well together. 

7. Expand your greenery

Properties that have gardens, may it be big or small, are always a breath of fresh air to look at. Plants and flowers somehow has this psychological factor that affects are mood and enhances it positively. Plus, these improve the health of living individuals and reduce the hot temperature surrounding the house. 

If you want an increased value and curb appeal to your home, expand these pretty plantings all throughout your home. You  can always add more potted plants inside your home to beautify the interiors or attach hanging orchids to your roof eaves.

8. Add a water feature (like this classic fountain)

Water features are great elements that definitely add property value to your home. Not only is it pleasing to the eyes, but it also provides a fresher ambience to your home. take a cue from this photo -- a water fountain is a beautiful way to achieve that goal you are wishing for. 

9… or a pool area

Water fountains are not the only option you have. If you want to make use of outdoor recreation, build a pool or even a small jacuzzi. These assets provide the best of leisure and recreation, offer a place for bonding moments with family members, and of course, increasing your home's value and appeal. 

10. Highlight the focal point of the house

What better way to increase the value of your house other than highlighting a feature that you already have? A smart tip is to find an area of your house that has the most potential of small redesigning or a complete makeover. This glorious staircase might have had hand railings before that were simply designed by wooden panels; and after renovation, intricate designs made of steel have replaced the ordinary. 

If you need more ideas on home upgrades, check out this ideabook. Just click here!

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