Best Summer Projects to Add Value to Your Home

Summer is a great time to mark off the lingering items on your home to-do list. It turns out that your efforts won’t just be a source of satisfaction, but they can also boost your bank account when it comes time to sell your home. From inexpensive projects to more extensive home improvement investments, let’s take a look at the best summer projects that can add value to your home.

Freshen Up with Color
It’s amazing the difference a fresh coat of paint can make! Whether you need a color change or to spruce up your current paint, this easy change can go a long way increasing your property value. For an insider hack, consider grays, blues, tans, and creams to maximize resale. White trim and natural wood accents are also shown to be appealing to home buyers.

Let the Light Shine
It’s hard to overstate how important lighting is in showcasing the interior and exterior of your home. A good place to start is cleaning your existing windows and light fixtures. Identify any areas where natural light could be to your advantage and opt for light filtering curtains over heavy ones. Lighting exterior walkways and doorways provides both safety and ambiance.

Simple Fixes for Kitchens and Bathrooms
It’s no secret that kitchen and bathroom remodels add major resale value to your home. If you can’t tackle a major remodel right away, there are simple fixes that can still improve your home’s value. Switching out kitchen appliances to stainless steel models, painting or re-staining your cabinets, and upgrading your cabinet hardware is a great place to start. Give your bathroom a boost by painting, freshening up caulk and grout, and updating fixtures like towel racks, sink faucets, and cabinet or vanity hardware.

Summertime and the Living is Easy – On Your New Deck!
Expand your living space into the great outdoors with a deck addition. Experts agree that the addition of a deck can yield a 60-90% return on investment. Modern materials offer an array of options to create a space that’s appealing, functional, and low maintenance. Virginians also have the extra advantage of being able to enjoy their deck space through three seasons of the year. Remember to make sure your deck is built to code to ensure safety, and check with local officials about any zoning or permit requirements.

Sell Your House from the Curb
Entice potential buyers before they even get out of their car with amazing curb appeal. Adding low-maintenance and drought-resistant plants is key. Take time to plan your landscaping, so it provides visual interest all year long. Not only does it look nice but landscaping typically increases home value by 5-13%.

There’s still plenty of time left this summer to spruce up your home and increase your home value. From simple fixes to more complex projects, your efforts aren’t wasted! For more information about projects that increase your property value, feel free to contact a KK Homes team member at (540) 241-0065 or yourteam@kathleenkellett.com!