Did you know YOU can increase your home value?  Actually, there are several ways you can increase the value of your home.  And you can do it without a lot of expense.  Even better news is that these home improvements increase the value of your property AND increase your overall happiness with your home.

How to Increase Your Home Value

When you are happy with the curb appeal of your home, it follows that the value of your home increases. Additionally, having a home where you do not feel like you have to keep improving reduces stress.  It gives you more time to enjoy other life pleasures.  Consider the following ideas to increase your home’s value:

Update The Paint

A fresh coat of paint will go a long way in improving your curb appeal and the overall value of your home. The exterior of your home is the first thing that you and others see. When your home has a fresh coat of paint, it looks better kept.  Therefore, appraisers automatically increase the value.

If you really want to increase the value of your home, you can consider changing the trim colors of your home to make them stand out more, match your roofing tiles to the trim color, or have shutters added to your windows that match the trim.

Update the Garage Door

Your garage door gets used a lot, and over time it can become unsightly. Updating your garage door has a real impact on the overall appraisal of your home. A survey conducted by a leading real estate website shows that an attractive garage door is one of the first things a potential buyer will notice when they pull up to view a home.  This makes them more inclined to put a bid on the property.

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Sod Your Lawn

Here’s where Glacier’s Edge Maintenance comes into play!  Grass!  Just like any other plant, your lawn ages.  With time, can become worn out. Putting in new sod and updating your landscaping gives your home a beautiful appearance.

Sod takes a few weeks for the roots to become permanent, but the difference in appearance is instant. When you put in new sod, make sure it is watered properly.  Try to keep from walking on the lawn for a week or two until it is rooted well.

Change Your Landscaping

Again, Glacier’s Edge Maintenance will handle your landscaping.  A fresh landscape will have a huge impact on your home value. Updating your landscaping to have newer plants, lighting, and edging goes a long way to increase your home value. Fresh landscaping makes your home look well kept and improves overall curb appeal.

When you want to increase home value, get in touch with GEM.  We offer free estimates and a wide range of services.