No matter if you are looking to put your home on the market or if you just want to have a home with an increased value, there are plenty of ways to give your home a bump in the real estate listings. These home improvement projects range anywhere from about $50 to $500 in cost. If you are looking for 15 ways to add value to your home, look no further because here is your all-encompassing list.

  1. Home Office

With more and more people opting to work from home, a home office is a great selling point for any house. You can easily transform a spare bedroom into a home office by adding a desk and some extra outlets. Building a home office on a budget is a great way to add value to your home.

  1. Cabinet Space

Having a great deal of cabinet space is an excellent way to increase the value of your home. The best part about adding extra cabinets is that it is pretty cheap to do. It is a major turn off for potential homeowners to walk into a kitchen and see that there will not be enough room for all their pots and pans.

  1. Natural Lighting

Natural lighting is one of the newest trends in home remodeling and renovations. You can add natural lighting to your home by adding windows, especially in the form of skylights. Natural light has proven to be a great source of Vitamin D and it can do wonders for your immune system.

  1. Curb Appeal

First impressions in life are important and the first impression others have of your home is also important. The first thing people see when looking at new home is the exterior, so if you want to add value to your home, this is the best place to start.

  1. Attached Garage

If you are one of the lucky ones who get to experience snow for 6 months out of the year, then you know how precious an attached garage can be when you have 3 feet of snow and you don’t have to brush off your car. An attached garage is a great investment for those up north. It is also great for those who want to keep their cool during the very hot summer months.

  1. Fresh Paint

A fresh coat of paint is a cheap way to add value and the overall look of your home. If you are in the process of selling your home, you should paint your walls in a neutral color. Neutral walls are great for allowing potential home buyers to picture themselves living in your home.

  1. Basement Makeover

Making over your basement can turn expensive fast, especially if you have an unfinished basement and want to transform it into a rec room or man cave. The best part about basement remodels is that they can be a huge selling point for new homeowners. To transform your basement into a man cave, slap on a few coats of paint, add some wall decals, and get some comfy couches. As alternative option, consider a garage makeover.

  1. Add Bathrooms

If your house only has one bathroom, I highly recommend adding another one. This may be a more expensive home improvement project but it is worth its weight in gold.  If you do not have the room to add a bathroom to your main floor, I suggest installing a bathroom in the basement.

  1. Updated Kitchen

An updated kitchen can make the world of difference when looking to add value to your home. Updating your kitchen can be as simple as painting your cabinets and adding new hardware or as complicated as buying all new appliances.

  1. Carpet Cleaning

Carpet cleaning is always a great investment. You can usually find coupons online or in your junk mail for good deals on professional carpet cleaning services. It should only cost you about $100 to get your entire house carpet cleaned. You can also rent carpet cleaners to do it yourself.

  1. 1st Floor Master Bedroom

Having a master bedroom on the main floor of your home, can be great for older couples who do not want to climb the stairs every day. This is also a major selling point for those who plan to have older family members move into their homes one day.

  1. Energy Efficient Appliances

Replacing old appliances with energy efficient appliances can be a huge investment but it will pay for itself when it comes to lower energy bills. With more and more people becoming concerned for our environment and energy usage, this home improvement will appeal to a wide range of individuals.

  1. Declutter Every Room

Getting rid of all your unnecessary junk a.k.a. decluttering, will be like lifting a huge weight off your shoulders. This job may take quick a bit of time and effort but you will definitely love the finished product. If you find yourself in need of a roll-off dumpster rental during your decluttering, be sure to give us a call at 1-866-284-6164.

  1. Keep up with Maintenance

Keeping up with your regular home maintenance and repairs is the best way to stay on top of any potential issues.  When you are the first to know what types of major repairs your home needs, you will be the best homeowner you can be. Staying on top of these things will also help you to save money later on down the road.

  1. Deep Clean

It is impossible for someone to see themselves buying much less living in your dirty home. Before you put your home on the market, make sure you deep clean every inch of your house. A spotless home will also create the feel of a more expensive home which will in turn add to the value of your house. If you hate cleaning, hire a cleaning service to do it for you.

As a dumpster rental company, we here at Budget Dumpster often work with homeowners renting dumpsters to clean out their homes and through our relationships with our customers we have learned a good deal about how to add value and also how to decrease the value of a home.

Do you have any tips for how to add value to a home? Share your suggestions with us in the comments below!

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