Thursday, June 24, 2021

A Room-by-Room Guide To Adding Value To Your Property!

This post is provided by Natalie Wienert.

Thinking of selling your home? Living in a house that has been in the family for generations and want to ensure it sticks around for many more? There are lots of reasons to do home renovation projects. They add tremendous value to your home. Even if you are not thinking of selling right now, a home renovation can make your home worth more in the long run and ensure it sticks around for years to come. Here is a room-by-room guide broken down to best tell you how to add value to your home. 


The kitchen in your home really is the bread and butter (get it?) of your home value. In fact, recent studies by real estate experts indicate that home buyer specifically look for homes with renovated kitchens. After all, besides the bedrooms, you spend most of your time in the kitchen while at home. Here are some things you can do to the kitchen that will increase the value of your home. 

Replace the cabinets. Installing quality cabinets in your kitchen can increase its value dramatically. Because their durability will be higher, you would not have to replace them as soon in the long run. For many homeowners, it is important to have long-lasting, durable items – especially if you have growing children, grandchildren or pets. If the items you have are not sturdy, then you will spend more money, in the long run, replacing items. 

Change out the hardware. Whether it is faucets, handles or light switch plates, you will want to change out the hardware in your kitchen. Features such as touchless water faucets make life easier, as do pot fillers. If you are able to add these features to your kitchen, you will probably see a large return on investment (ROI). 

New flooring. New floors in your kitchen are a great way to add value. Floors see some of the most wear and tear in your home, so installing new flooring can really go a long way to ensuring your home retains a good amount of value – or increases!

Living Room

Whether you host game nights or watch hours of television, the living room can serve as a great space for families to enjoy their time. For many homeowners, the living room needs just a few new features to really maximize its value. 

Built-in shelving. Built-ins are a back-and-forth trend with homeowners. However, they are easy to fill in if a new homeowner wants to use the space for something else. Most buyers want to see as much storage available as possible in a home, so having one or two built-in shelving units available for them is a great addition. They can store books and display photos, artwork and even the kids’ sports trophies. 

A Smart Heating and Cooling System. Smart HVAC systems are all the rage these days – and for good reason! These systems have a variety of features – Bluetooth, auto-temperature control and music controls. Installing a smart heating and cooling system will definitely increase your home’s value. They are also so much fun to use!


A bathroom should be an enjoyable, relaxing space. Here are some ways you can increase the value in your bathroom.

Replace the tub. Your bathtub should not have any cracks in it. If there are too many mold spots, it creaks when you step in it or the scum on the tile would not come off anymore, it might be time to replace your tub. A fresh, new bathtub can add value to your space. 

Create a space to get ready. A vanity is great for any homeowner. There are so many ways you can design a vanity, too. If you really want to get into the spirit of home renovating, why not replace your vanity with some RTA cabinets? They are also great for smaller home renovation projects because they are more cost-effective, helping you get a better ROI on your reno. 

Nix the over-the-toilet organizer. Instead, install some floating shelves. Easily removed and beautiful in any space, floating shelves are perfect for your bathroom. Line up the towels, add a small succulent and display some decorative signs to make your bathroom space really feel like an oasis. 

Make sure there is a bathroom for every bedroom. Bathrooms really add value to your home. Buyers will love that each bedroom has its own bathroom. Bonus points if you add a half bath off the living room.


The bedrooms are also a place to relax and unwind. Here are some simple ways to upgrade your bedrooms to add value.

Paint the walls. A fresh coat of paint can really go a long way. The bedrooms will look brand new with a new layer of neutral paint. Buyers will jump at any bedroom that looks like it is the perfect place to sleep through the night.

Install shelving in the closets. Shelving in the closets really makes a difference. For some buyers, having shelving in their closets can negate the need for a dresser, which will maximize the floor space in the bedroom.


You can not neglect the outside of your home. Here is how you can add some value to your outdoor space. 

Power wash. Hiring some professionals to power wash the exterior of your home and clean the windows can make it look brand new. You will be the envy of all your neighbors with such a pristine home. 

New landscaping. Plant some fresh trees and flowers periodically to make sure your home looks well taken care of. You should also treat the grass in your yard. 

Hang up some string lights. Give your backyard some ambiance with string lights. They are perfect for outdoor entertaining and home buyers love to envision how they can use different spaces. 

Renovating your home can seem like a difficult task. However, it can also bring a lot of value to your space. Tackling smaller projects throughout the time you live there can drive up your value slowly so that when you do decide to sell, you will have a great ROI.