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Dec. 13, 2021

Increase your home’s value with five easy upgrades

Planning to sell your home? Discover five simple upgrades that will help maximize the value of your property – without breaking the bank.

If you’re thinking of selling your home or looking to increase its equity, there are a few easy upgrades you can complete to increase the worth and appeal of your property. Here are five easy and affordable ways to boost your home’s value.

  1. Improve your home’s curb appeal

Making your home more attractive from the outside will help it stand out in a competitive real estate market. Start by catching up on any home maintenance projects, such as washing your windows, pressure washing your walkways and touching up exterior paint. Landscape upgrades will also go a long way.

  1. Add more space

Decluttering your home will make it feel roomier and give the illusion of having more space. Consider getting rid of furniture you don’t use and clearing surfaces of decorations or unnecessary objects. If you have some money to spend, a basement renovation will add extra livable square footage.

  1. Add small touches for a big difference

Small touches matter, so replacing dated bathroom faucets, cupboard handles or drawer pulls can make your home feel more modern without a big expenditure. If your budget allows, consider functional updates such as replacing cabinet fronts or adding new laminate countertops. And if you can spend the money, kitchen renovations are known to really pay off when it comes time to sell.

  1. Brighten things up

A fresh coat of paint can go a long way to give your home a clean, updated look and feel. Consider getting rid of old curtains or dated window coverings and replacing old appliances that look (and perhaps smell) a little too old.

  1. Create an inviting laundry space

Home buyers like to visualize themselves living in the home – and a clean, functional laundry space will help make your home more appealing. A laundry room makeover done right could potentially act as a tiebreaker for buyers comparing your home to others on the market.

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This article is being provided by OMA Insurance on behalf of The Personal Insurance Company. The information and advice in this article are provided for informational purposes only. The Personal shall not be liable for any damages arising from any reliance upon such information or advice. The Personal recommends using caution and consulting an expert for comprehensive, expert advice.