Yes, it’s that time of year again. While the idea of spring cleaning projects can seem dull and tedious, the good news is that many of them can actually add value to your home. And if you’re thinking about selling your property in the near future, then it’s even better news for you. We’ve rounded up five springtime projects that can increase your home’s worth.
Paint: Inside & Out
Applying a fresh coat of paint is a relatively inexpensive way to clean and modernize your space, both inside and out. If you’re considering putting your house on the market, then stick to neutral shades that appeal to the masses. But if you plan on staying put for the near future, then feel free to go as bold and bright as you’d like with each and every room!
Clean Those Windows
Now that the weather is finally warmer, it’s the perfect time to get outside with rags, glass cleaner, and a ladder if necessary, to wipe away the dirt and grime caused by a much-too-long winter season. It’s also a good time to caulk-up or completely replace old, drafty windows with new energy efficient ones—which can both increase insulation and reduce your utility bills. Of course, this applies to your doors too. If your front door is old and drafty, purchasing a new one will not only benefit your bills, but it will add value in curb appeal as well.
Call A Handyman
Spring is also a great time to finally address all the small projects that have been piling up over the year—from replacing smoke detector batteries and regrouting bathroom tile to making small repairs both inside and outside of your house. If you’re not handy yourself, then make a list and call in a professional to tackle the jobs for you.
Tend To Landscaping, Fences & Walkways
Updating your home’s curb appeal is one of the least expensive and quickest ways to increase its overall value. A well-groomed lawn, freshly planted flowerbeds and young trees, an updated walkway and newly painted or stained fences are just a few of the ways to make your home look both clean and desirable to potential buyers. Your neighbors will thank you too.
Upgrade Your Water
No, we’re not talking about fussy designer water bottles. Installing either a water filtration system in your kitchen, or even one for the whole home, can reduce the money you spend on groceries as you’ll no longer need to buy bottled water. In addition to being a healthier choice for the entire family, it’s also something today’s potential buyers like to find.
Call a Member Specialist today at 800-422-5852 to find out how we can help you finance the home of your dreams, or apply for a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). Equal Housing Opportunity.