With the advent of a new year, everyone is starting to make resolutions about things they want to do to better themselves in 2019. While tried and true commitments like going to the gym or quitting cigarettes are great for your personal health, there are also things you can do to increase the value of your home and property. Here are three key New Year’s resolutions you can make that may help you do just that.
Increase Energy Efficiency
Not only is increasing the amount of energy efficiency in your home useful for lowering your monthly bills, but it can boost the value of your home. Check with local energy providers to see about getting a free energy audit. This will tell you where your home is wasting energy and how to fix that problem. Plus, you can keep this information for future home updates and save yourself money in the long run.
Use Native Plants When Landscaping
It’s no secret that providing a well-maintained, beautiful lawn increases the value of your property. But when you add trees, bushes, a flowerbed, or shrubs to your yard, make sure that they are of a local, indigenous variety. Local plants are adapted to this environment and require less maintenance than non-native breeds, so you can save money on water and fertilizer while improving the value of your property.
Focus on Your Kitchen and Bathroom
The two rooms in the house that most easily impact property value are the kitchen and the bathroom. By making even minor changes in these areas, you can increase the value of your home. Other than a total renovation, less-expensive options include replacing light fixtures, updating your sinks, or putting in new tile floors. Even small changes to the kitchen or bathroom can mean large increases in property value — virtually paying for themselves!
Weaver’s Pond works with a skilled team of builders when constructing our homes, starting you off with great property value from the get-go. If you have any questions about steps you can take to increase the value of your home, contact us here. Here’s to 2019 being the best year yet for your property value!