How to Increase the Value of Your Home


The housing market constantly fluctuates so when you are thinking about ways to increase the value of your home you want to make sure the actual monetary value will increase no matter what the housing market looks like. There are a few ways to increase the market value of your home, you may find some of these ideas helpful:

  • New windows –Old single pane windows are relatively rare these days, but they do still exist in older homes. These windows make it very drafty in the winter, and they are not energy efficient at all. Replacing drafty old windows with newer, more energy efficient models will make a world of difference in your home while increasing the overall value.
  • Kitchen remodel – The kitchen is generally considered the heart of the home. Upgrading kitchen appliances is a great start, but the addition of cabinets and countertop space goes a long way in improving the appearance and functionality of the kitchen. Updated kitchens always get more attention from home buyers.
  • Bathroom remodel – Small or outdated bathrooms do not help sell homes. If your bathroom is less than appealing it might do you good to remodel it. Most times a bathroom remodel can be pretty affordable and it will add a lot of value to your home. Most families with children actually prefer to have a full bathtub over a garden tub or a shower stall.
  • Paint the walls – If you are trying to sell your home or thinking of listing it soon you should paint the interior walls a neutral color. This gives potential buyers a blank canvas so they can envision what the room would look like for them. A fluorescent green wall or the perfect peacock blue in the bathroom may be a deal breaker for potential buyers.
  • Add a deck – Many people enjoy the ability to entertain outdoors especially in nice weather. A deck adds a great deal of monetary value to your home. You can often recoup up to 75% of the cost to build the deck in the sale price.

Laurie’s Certified Construction uses the latest in 3D rendering technology to design and preview changes to your home before any changes are actually made. We can show you what your remodeled kitchen will look like during any phase of the planning process. This means we can make changes to the overall plan to ensure that you will love it before blueprints are printed. There’s absolutely no reason to start tearing down walls before we’re certain that you will be completely happy with the design after it is finished.

We are a woman owned company, and we feel like that gives us the upper hand when designing homes that appeal to families. We understand the many nuances of designing for homeowners at all stages of life. Call us any time to discuss remodeling your home to increase the value before you decide to put it on the market.