It’s always important to maintain your home, so here are my top picks of tasks that are proven to increase your home value over time.
*Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances, smart technology and high impact windows
Energy efficiency is an important factor of any home, so when it’s time to upgrade appliances, technology and windows, make efficiency a priority. Insulating the attic and encapsulating the crawl space is also a worthy choice. Consider implementing smart door locks, thermostats, lights, etc. These investments will pay off over time and will have a positive impact when and if you decide to sell.
*Create curb appeal and additional living space with low-maintenance landscaping
First impressions are key to buyers, and even if you are not selling, you will love the look of lush, low-maintenance landscaping that stays green year-round. Think about your yard as additional living space by adding covered seating areas, a paved courtyard, fire pit and more. Outdoor showers are also a plus in the Lowcountry!
*Update finishes and fixtures
Updating light fixtures, faucets, drawer pull and door knobs s can give your home a new, trendy feel. These small updates don’t cost a lot and will freshen up your space in an instant!
*Paint Exterior and Interior
Painting the exterior of your home is just good maintenance and should be done regularly. When it comes to your interior, there is no investment with a bigger “wow” factor than a fresh coat of paint. If considering selling, neutral colors are always advised.
When possible, I do advise hiring professionals. If I can help provide a list of trusted resources, let me know by reaching out at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com