There are many ways to add value to your home. Some can be quite expensive, like replacing the roof or getting new appliances in the kitchen. But adding value does not have to be expensive! Here are three simple ways to add value to your home through creative means.
1. Door Casings
A door casing consists of the wood and trim that surround the door. When contractors build homes, they usually just put on whatever casings are cheapest and will last the longest. Many people have grown accustomed to the casings in their homes and don't really see them as an area for improvement. However, a simple image search on the internet can loudly echo these words: It matters. Some people seem to think that certain styles are coming back someday, but why wait 30 years before your house is in style again? It is not that hard to install a new door casing. Simple measurements are made, a few cuts are rendered, and molding can be either glued or nailed into place with a nail gun. A simple casing update can make a big difference! If you feel that you are unable to put the casing in properly, there are many door casing manufacturers who you can call to get a home-specific quote. They may even have professionals to do the installation for you.
Many older homes are lovely, but they are usually plagued with the same debilitating disease: Vinyl flooring. There are so many options for good flooring in today's world. Ripping out aged tile and redoing living areas with hardwood can add value to your home. Many homeowners have found that it is not that difficult to install hardwood themselves. However, it can be time consuming and uncomfortable, since you may not be able to use a certain room for a few weeks (depending on how fast you work). If you and your family have the time and are good with a nail gun, hardwood floors may be just what your home is looking for.
It is amazing what keeping a home really clean can do for the value over time. When a home usually remains in a state of disorder, carpet, hardwood, and other surfaces take a beating. Dirt and grime are pounded into surfaces, greatly decreasing the structural integrity and value over time. Deep clean your home often to add value to your current situation.