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By: Kevin Ahern on September 1st, 2016

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5 Low Cost Upgrades to Increase Your Home's Value


Completing home improvement projects can increase your property value, attract buyers, and make it easier to sell your home when it goes on the market. If you’re on a budget and would like to add value to your property without breaking the bank, these 5 home improvements can help.

Install a Wooden Deck

Homeowners love outdoor entertaining, so a quality deck installation can attract home buyers to your property. A well-built deck can recoup approximately 80% of the cost of a simple wooden deck at the time of sale.

If you're planning to live in your home for a while before selling, consider installing a composite deck instead of a standard wooden deck. While composite decking is more expensive, this durable and flexible decking material looks great and requires almost no maintenance. In addition, because it’s made from wood pulp combined with synthetic materials, composite decking material is easy to shape to any necessary configuration for a more unique end product.

Repaint Your Home’s Siding

Siding that needs to be repainted can decrease your home’s property value. In addition, leaving the siding to peel or bubble can lead to water damage and dry rot. Painting your home’s siding will refresh the appearance of your home and help sell your house more quickly.

Improve Curb Appeal

Boosting curb appeal can lead to bigger offers and a higher final sale when you sell your home. There are many ways that you can improve your home’s curb appeal, including:

  • Upgrade your home’s exterior lighting. Good exterior lighting can make your home look better during the day and at night, and can increase your home’s security.
  • Replace your front door. Your home’s front door is one of the first things that home buyers will focus on when they pull up to your property.
  • Install a path to your front door. Making it easier to walk into your home not only improves property value but also makes the experience of visiting your home more pleasant for buyers and guests.

Replace Appliances

Replacing your appliances can make your home more functional, modern, and appealing to buyers. Best of all, many new appliances can be bought and installed inexpensively. When choosing the models, remember to buy appliances that match, because matching appliances are more impressive to buyers.

Install Garden Beds

Garden beds are an inexpensive way to beautify the exterior of your property and impress buyers at the same time. If trying to install a garden bed against your home's exterior, work with a licensed contractor to ensure that your garden bed will not interfere with drainage around your foundation.

Contact Litchfield Builders

At Litchfield Builders, we help homeowners improve their property value. Whether you’re thinking about selling soon or simply would like to deepen your investment in your property, we can help. To find out more about the ways in which your home’s value can be improved through remodeling and upgrades, contact Litchfield Builders today.New Call-to-action