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Increase Your Home’s Value, Without Spending A Lot

Tim TraxlerTips & Tricks

If you’re planning on selling your home, or know you may put your house on the market at some point in the future, you know that there is a lot to be done. An important aspect of preparing your home for sale is finding ways that you can increase its value. By doing so, you will make more money from your home’s sale. Often times, people are hesitant to invest in the changes necessary to actually increase the value of their home. However, there are plenty of ways to increase your home’s value, without spending a lot. It just takes some time!

Increase Your Home’s Efficiency

A major selling point among potential buyers is energy efficiency. Even if you aren’t selling your home anytime soon, increasing your home’s energy efficiency can go a long way. Not only will it save you money while you live there, but it will also put more money in your pocket when you do decide to list your home for sale. According to the Consumer Reports and the National Association of Home Builders, having an “energy-efficient” home was second on the list of attributes that would influence a buyer’s purchase decision. This was second to a safe community.

How Window Film Helps

By adding window film to your home, you are investing in increased energy savings and comfort. PA Window Tint offers premium 3M Window Film to mitigate the negative effects of the sun and increase the energy efficiency of your home. Achieve comfortable indoor temperatures year-round and protect floors, furnishings, and people from the harmful effects of UV rays. While there are many benefits of window film, it can increase the value of your home by allowing your heating and cooling systems to function more efficiently. Additionally, window film can lead to 30% more energy savings year-round! With a life expectancy of over 10 years, window film is an investment that provides many benefits and increased value for years to come. In addition to window film, there are many other things you can do to increase your home’s value.

A Fresh Coat of Paint

There’s nothing a fresh coat of paint can’t fix. Freshly painted walls make a house look like new. Be sure to choose neutral colors when painting so that it appeals to more people. Colors like light greys, whites, and beiges are a great place to start. Additionally, mitigate the costs of hiring painters and paint the rooms yourself! Although it takes more time and effort, it will pay off in the long run.

Improve the Curb Appeal

They say it’s what’s on the inside that counts, but when it comes to homes, people often look at the outside too. With that being said, the curb appeal of your home is an important aspect to focus on when adding value. An easy way to do this is by adding some landscaping. Another task you can do yourself, landscaping will improve the outward appearance of your home with a small cost. When deciding which plants to add, keep in mind it’s helpful to pick plants that require less maintenance. Another aspect of curb appeal is to focus on your lawn care. Before putting your house on the market, try to do some standard lawn maintenance. This will pay for itself in the long run!

Upgrade Appliances

An entire kitchen renovation is expensive. However, upgrading some simple appliances is an investment you will want to make before putting your home on the market. Additionally, it’s cheaper than having to re-do your entire kitchen! The kitchen is a very important place in the home–where the food is made and where the family gathers. When purchasing, the quality and appearance of the appliances is something people will focus on. By updating these items, even if it’s as simple as a microwave, you will increase the value of your home.

Get a Home Inspection

Before unknown problems become major, get your home inspected. Often times, we may not know that our home has a problem until someone takes a look at it–or until something goes wrong. Issues like leaks and deteriorating roofs can be an expensive fix. Before putting your house on the market, getting it inspected will save you the big bucks in the long run. That way, if anything needs to be done you won’t be scrambling to do so in the future. Additionally, repairs can get more expensive as time goes on. Get ahead of the game with a home inspection!

PA Window Tint Inc. began serving central Pennsylvania in 1993. Over the years, we have extended service to New York, Maryland, and New Jersey. Today, PA Window Tint is a 3M Prestige dealer, which identifies our company as a member of the elite network of dealers in the country which are entrusted with offering 3M’s highest quality products and providing impeccable installations. Give us a call at 1-866-329-0064 or fill out a form online.